Main Residency Match: Ranking and Other Important January Events

With a number of important Main Residency Match events in January, including the opening of ranking on January 15 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time, here are a few reminders to ensure nothing gets missed:

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  • Joint A/P arrangements can be created in the R3 system to establish a full course of training for applicants interested in PGY-2 or PGY-3 specialties. The deadline for creating Joint A/P arrangements is January 14.
  • In addition to creating a rank order list, after ranking opens on January 15 also set your program’s SOAP participation status before the January 31 deadline.
  • Verify your program quota (number of positions to be filled in the Match) by January 31, the Quota Change Deadline.
  • Want information about ranking? Review the new rank order list section for programs on the NRMP website.

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  • Be sure that you are registered so programs can rank you when ranking opens on January 15. If your status says “INITIAL” you must complete the registration process.
  • You can begin creating your rank order list when ranking opens on Friday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET. By 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 24, you must have a certified rank order list in the R3 system for it to be used when the matching algorithm is processed. February 24 also is the applicant withdrawal and late registration deadline.
  • Want information about ranking? Review the new rank order list section for applicants on the NRMP website.

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