June 2023 Illuminator

Shining a Light on Match News that Matters

This issue of the Illuminator includes:

NRMP® releases the 2023 Main Residency Match Results and Data report, the most trusted data resource for the Main Residency Match®

The 2023 Main Residency Match Results and Data report, the comprehensive data resource for the Main Residency Match and its participants, is now available on the NRMP website. The report documents matches by specialty and applicant type, trends in applicant match rates, applicant preferred specialty, and the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®).

“Once the matching algorithm was processed and SOAP concluded, the 2023 Main Residency Match had an overall position fill rate of 99.1%, which is incredibly successful and consistent with prior years,” said NRMP President and CEO Donna L. Lamb, DHSc, MBA, BSN. “We saw many records and all-time highs across positions, programs, and applicants, including the 20th consecutive year that PGY-1 positions increased and the highest number of active applicants ever. We are so pleased that The Match continues to provide consistent and reliable results and that the Match data offers value to the community.”

Read the press release with program, position, and applicant highlights and notable trends.

Update – Charting Outcomes™: Demographic Characteristics of Applicants in the Main Residency Match Now Includes PGY-1 (only) Positions

The NRMP is excited to publish Version 1.2 of Charting Outcomes™: Demographic Characteristics of Applicants in the Main Residency Match, which includes the addition of data for applicants who preferred or obtained preliminary PGY-1 positions. Data about PGY-1 only positions add valuable information to the medical education community’s understanding of the applicants who fill these positions and may ultimately help inform the community about how to maximize the value of these positions.

Another update to the report is expected by the end of June, which will include the characteristics of applicants in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®).

We welcome feedback on this version of the report and encourage you to send your comments and questions to datarequest@nrmp.org.

NRMP Announcements

Download 2023 Main Residency Match Reports

The deadline to download reports for the 2023 Main Residency Match is June 30, 2023. After June 30, the Match will be closed in the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system to prepare for the new Match year and reports will be unavailable.

If you have not already done so, please log in to the R3 system to download and print your reports. The NRMP encourages users to archive reports and store them in a location that can be accessed easily by others in the event a staff transition occurs. Requests for Match reports submitted after the Match closes will incur a $200 fee per report.

NRMP Office Moved!

The NRMP office has moved and the new mailing address is:

455 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 310

Washington DC 20001 Please note – no checks should be mailed to the above address. Check payments must be mailed to the NRMP’s remittance and courier addresses.

Fellowship Match News

Introduction to the Fellowship Match Webinar

The NRMP is hosting an Introduction to the Fellowship Match webinar on July 20 at 1 pm ET.

Please join Jeanette Calli, Chief of Match Operations, and David Dojcsak-Sparks, Senior Director of Policy and Compliance, as they provide an overview of Match processes and policies. Learn about program staff roles and responsibilities, managing the program’s participation in the Match, ranking applicants, and policy information.

This is a biannual webinar. An email with additional details and a registration link has been sent to fellowship program and institution staff associated with a Fellowship Match that opens for registration in August through the end of the year. Another session will be provided this winter for programs associated with a Fellowship Match that opens for registration in 2024.

Welcoming Cancer Rehabilitation to the NRMP’s Specialties Matching Service

The NRMP welcomes Cancer Rehabilitation to the Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®)for their first ever participation in the Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Match! “The interest and participation of new subspecialties in the SMS provides applicants and programs more agency in their matching processes and we are so pleased to be of service,” said NRMP President and CEO Donna L. Lamb, DHsc, MBA, BSN.

Institutional Officials should reach out to their programs to ensure they are participating in the new Match. A new specialty newsletter with additional details will be sent to Cancer Rehabilitation programs in advance of the Match opening in September.

Welcome again to the Specialties Matching Service, Cancer Rehabilitation!

NRMP’s 70th Anniversary

Missing all the Match Week emotions? Check out our newest video following the journey of 2023 Main Residency Match applicants through the Match process and all the emotions that come with it – interviews, rank order lists, Match Week, and ultimately, Match Day!

Watch the webinar

We need your historical Match photos and materials! If you have archived Match photos, videos, or other communication materials that you would like to share with the NRMP, we’d love to hear from you! We are looking for historical Match materials to share during the year-long 70th anniversary campaign. Please contact media@nrmp.org with any questions and materials you would like to share!

NRMP’s Transition to Residency Conference

The NRMP invites you to attend its national stakeholder conference, Transition to Residency, on October 5 – 7, 2023 in Boston. Early bird registration is available now until August 4, 2023. Register today!

NEW! NRMP Conference Offers CME Credit!

The NRMP is excited to offer continuing medical education (CME) credit to physicians attending this year’s conference. The Transition to Residency conference offers a high-quality educational opportunity for attendees, and we are pleased to offer CME credit for the first time since the conference started in 2015.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the NRMP. The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Conference attendees will be sent an email after the conference concludes with instructions on how to claim CME credit. 

Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to June 9

To accommodate stakeholder interest, the NRMP has extended the proposal submission deadline to Friday, June 9, for the Transition to Residency conference!

The theme of this year’s conference is The Next 70 Years: Our Imperative to Build a Better Transition to Residency. We look forward to receiving proposals that highlight ways in which individual projects and regional collaboratives are working to improve the transition, ensure its survival, and establish a stronger environment in which young physicians will thrive and meet the health needs of the population.

We encourage your submissions focusing on topics ranging from virtual recruitment and its impact on stakeholders to improving equity of experience for applicants, mental well-being during medical school and residency, and building more diverse research populations. Key content areas include:

  • Transition from medical school to residency
  • Social and environmental influences
  • Innovation in projects and research

The deadline to submit your proposal has been extended to Friday, June 9.

Upcoming Dates

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Headache Medicine

  • June 7, 12:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Opens

Radiology, Surgical Oncology

  • June 14, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Day

Surgical Critical Care

  • June 21, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • June 28, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

Careers at NRMP

NRMP is growing to meet the needs of the community. We currently have one position open: 

  • Human Resources Manager

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