November 2022 Illuminator

Shining a Light on Match News that Matters

This issue of the Illuminator includes:

Decision of the NRMP® Board of Directors Regarding the Proposal for a Two-Phase Match

As you may be aware, the National Resident Matching Program issued on August 2 a statement outlining a proposed Two-Phase Match. At the same time, the NRMP distributed a public comment survey to solicit feedback from the community about the proposal and invited national medical education and medical student organizations to engage in a period of public testimony.

The NRMP wanted to ensure the UME and GME communities had ample opportunity to effectively communicate their thoughts and perspectives. Those reflections were shared with the Board of Directors at its October 9 meeting, and the Board deliberated on next steps.

Read the Board’s decision about the proposed Two-Phase Match.

The NRMP deeply appreciates the input from the community and discussions with partner organizations and institutions and we will continue to pursue improvements in the transition to residency.

NRMP Transition to Residency Conference

Thank you to all who attended the 2022 NRMP’s Transition to Residency conference! We enjoyed meeting in-person and having meaningful discussions about how to improve the transition to residency.

At the conference, we also kicked off the NRMP’s year-long 70th anniversary campaign. Be on the lookout for videos and other projects celebrating the NRMP’s 70-year anniversary throughout the next year. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference. Stay tuned for more details soon!

NRMP in the Community

NRMP President and CEO Dr. Donna Lamb, NRMP Chief Policy and Research Officer Dr. Laurie Curtin, and NRMP Chief of Match Operations Jeanette Calli will be at the Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on November 11 – 15 in Nashville, TN. They will present on Sunday, November 13 from 7 – 8:15 am CST, at the NRMP Update: Matching the Needs of Medical Education session.

During the session, NRMP leadership will host roundtable discussions that actively engage attendees in focused discussions about Match processes and policies that address critical needs of the medical education community. This session is open to all conference attendees.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Match News and Reminders

Applicant Match History in the R3 system

The Applicant Match History available in the R3 system should be used to determine whether Main Residency Match applicants have existing Match commitments or are eligible for appointment before offering them interviews. The Applicant Match History also indicates 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.

If you have any questions, assistance is available from the NRMP support staff Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET by emailing or calling 866-653-NRMP (6767).

NRMP’s Fall Meeting with Designated Institutional Officials (DIOs) is on November 14

NRMP President and CEO, Dr. Donna Lamb, and staff will host the upcoming fall NRMP-DIO Zoom call on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

The NRMP established these calls in 2021 to occur twice a year between NRMP leadership and the DIO community to create a forum in which to discuss NRMP policies, Match activities, and issues affecting institutions and programs relevant to the transition to residency.

All DIOs registered with the NRMP received an invitation to the meeting. Since these meetings are only for the DIOs invited, please do not forward the meeting invite to others.

Important Dates for the Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Fellowship Match

Important dates for the NRMP’s largest fellowship Match, the Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match, are coming up! This fellowship Match includes 39 internal medicine, pediatric, addiction, and multidisciplinary specialties.

November 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the Quota Change Deadline. This is the deadline for programs to change the number of positions available in the fellowship Match or withdraw from the Match.

November 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET is the Rank Order List Certification Deadline. This is the deadline for applicants and programs to certify their rank order list.

November 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET is Match Day. Results will be available in the R3 system and by courtesy email.

Upcoming Dates

Psychiatry, Sports Medicine

  • November 2, 12:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Opens

Emergency Medicine

  • November 2, 9:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match

  • November 2, 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

Emergency Medicine

  • November 16, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Day

Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match

  • November 16, 9:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Rehabilitation Medicine

  • November 16, 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match

  • November 30, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Day

Rehabilitation Medicine

  • November 30, 9:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Psychiatry, Sports Medicine

  • November 30, 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

Careers at NRMP

NRMP is growing to meet the needs of the community. We currently have two open positions:

  • Director of Research
  • Senior Director, Data and Analytics

For more information, please visit our Careers page. NRMP is an equal opportunity employer.