Match Agreement & Resources: Programs/Institutions

The ranking of applicants by a program director and the ranking of programs by an applicant establishes a binding commitment to offer or to accept a position if a match results. The same binding commitment is established during the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) in the Main Residency Match® if a program offers a position by listing an applicant on its preference list and the applicant accepts that offer.

MATCH PARTICIPATION AGREEMENTS

All Match participants must electronically sign the Match Participation Agreement as part of the registration process. The Agreements are designed to ensure a fair and equitable matching process by establishing rules all participants must follow. Institutional officials and program directors are responsible for ensuring all staff understand and adhere to the terms of the Match Participation Agreement. 

Institutions

  • Download Match Participation Agreement for Institutions for all Matches Opening after June 30, 2017
  • Download Match Participation Agreement for Institutions for all Matches Opening after June 30, 2016

 Main Residency Match

  • Download Match Participation Agreement for Applicants and Programs

 Specialties Matching Service®

  • Download Fellowship Match Participation Agreement between Applicants and Programs for all Matches Opening after June 30, 2017
  • Download Fellowship Match Participation Agreement between Applicants and Programs for all Matches Opening after June 30, 2016

POLICY RESOURCES

Below are resources on the rules and policies contained in the Match Participation Agreement: