Residency Program Quota Change and SOAP Participation Due January 31

January 25, 2018

The Quota Change Deadline for the 2018 Main Residency Match is on Wednesday, January 31 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. By the deadline, program directors must finalize quotas (the number of positions to be offered in the Match) and set the program’s SOAP participation status or, if necessary, withdraw the program from the Match. Programs that choose not to participate in SOAP will not be able to fill any positions until after SOAP concludes. Institutional officials and institutional administrators are able to make these changes if the program director is unavailable.

The institutional official must approve all program changes, and the program director cannot certify a rank order list if the program has change approvals pending; accordingly, program directors are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to complete these steps.

AOA/ACGME Dually-Accredited Programs

Programs accredited by both the American Osteopathic Association® (AOA®) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education® (ACGME®) can place positions in the AOA and NRMP Matches. The number of positions in both Matches should not equal more than the total number of positions to be filled for the appointment year. Positions not filled in the AOA Match can be placed in the NRMP after the Quota Change Deadline provided a request is sent to no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on February 12.

Below are links to more information and instructions: