Ranking Residency Programs

After registering for the Match and completing interviews, applicants submit to the NRMP a list of programs, ranked in order of preference, where they wish to train. At the same time, program directors submit to the NRMP a list of applicants, ranked in order of preference, whom they have interviewed and wish to train. It is the final preferences of applicants and program directors, as expressed on their rank order lists (ROLs), that determines the Match outcome.

ROLs are created and certified electronically in the NRMP Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system. ROLs must be saved after each change, and only the most recent version of a ROL is saved. NOTE: ROLs cannot be imported on a mobile device.

View the Entering and Certifying a Rank Order List support guide

Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Changes CANNOT be made after 9:00 p.m. ET on the day of the Rank Order List Certification Deadline, and only certified lists will be used in the Match. The NRMP will not add, delete, or move programs or in any way modify a rank order list at any time.

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