Policies & Tips for Interview Season

Updated November 4, 2016


interview handshakeRemember to use the Applicant Match History in the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system to determine whether applicants have Match commitments or are eligible for appointment before offering them interviews. The Applicant Match History also will indicate whether an applicant has a waiver or an active sanction. Current medical students do not need to be screened since they have no prior Match history.

Below are resources to assist you and your staff during the interview process:


Interviews typically begin in October and continue through January. Use the NRMP® PRISM app to track and rate programs. Remember that NRMP policy requires applicants and programs to provide complete, timely, and accurate information during the interview and matching processes.