August 2023 Illuminator

Shining a Light on Match News that Matters

This issue of the Illuminator includes:

  • NRMP’s Transition to Residency conference
  • Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match
  • Research brief published
  • Introduction to the Fellowship Match webinar recording
  • Introduction to the 2024 Main Residency Match for Residency Programs webinar
  • NRMP’s 70th anniversary
  • Upcoming deadlines
  • Careers at NRMP

NRMP’s Transition to Residency Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday, August 11

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 Friday, August 11, 2023.

The NRMP is excited to offer conference attendees:

  • Inspiring plenary speakers, including a candid panel discussion about the mental health of young physicians
  • Meals and a welcome reception
  • Opportunity to submit for CME credit
  • Vibrant and thriving meeting location like Boston

Spots are filling fast so register today!

Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match Opens on August 23

The 2023 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match for the 2024 appointment year opens for registration on August 23. This is NRMP’s largest fellowship Match and includes 39 medicine, pediatric, addiction, and multidisciplinary subspecialties

The Match will have the following schedule:

August 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

September 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Opens

November 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

November 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

November 29 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Day

Reminder – programs have the ability to update program staff prior to the Match opening by emailing Please provide the program information, names of the program staff who are changing, and the email address and date of birth of the new staff. Information about adding a new program track can be found on Programs & Institutions webpage. If you have any questions about the Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match, please contact the NRMP Support Team at

NRMP News and Reminders

Research Brief: Content Evaluation of the NRMP Applicant Survey: Reflections on Process and Lessons Learned

This Research Brief outlines the findings from a NRMP initiative to engage in a comprehensive assessment of its surveys, identifying which pieces of the surveys are most critical and valuable to constituents versus those that might convey limited information or be redundant. The goals of these efforts were to maximize the information obtained from the surveys, and potentially inform changes to the surveys in the future, while also being considerate of respondent burden.

Introduction to the Fellowship Match Webinar Recording

The NRMP hosted an Introduction to the Fellowship Match webinar and the recording is posted on the website.

The webinar provides an overview of Match processes and policies. It covers specific topics such as program staff roles and responsibilities, managing the program’s participation in the Match, ranking applicants, and policy information. This is a biannual webinar for fellowship programs. Another session will be provided this winter for programs associated with a Fellowship Match that opens for registration in early 2024. 

Save the Date! Introduction to the 2024 Main Residency Match for Residency Programs Webinar

The NRMP is hosting an Introduction to the 2024 Main Residency Match for Residency Programs on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1 pm ET.

NRMP Chief of Match Operations, Jeanette Calli, and Senior Director of Policy and Compliance, David Dojcsak-Sparks, will host a webinar designed to assist program staff in administering their programs in the Main Residency Match. The webinar will cover introductory information about the Match, updates on policy changes for 2024, and support resources. An email with additional information and registration link has been sent to program and institution staff.

NRMP’s 70th Anniversary

The NRMP is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a year-long campaign featuring videos highlighting NRMP’s initiatives and innovations.

Check out NRMP’s 70th Anniversary webpage for the latest videos, Match photos, history of the NRMP, and more!

Upcoming Dates

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Headache Medicine

  • August 2, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Day

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Medical Genetics, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

  • August 9, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

Surgical Critical Care

  • August 9, 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

Emergency Medicine

  • August 16, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match

  • August 23, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

Surgical Critical Care

  • August 23, 9:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Anesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • August 23, 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

Careers at NRMP

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

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Research Analyst
  • Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Senior Research Analyst
  • Senior Staff Accountant

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