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Our Commitment to Privacy Last Updated: May 25, 2018 The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) uses your Personal Data to provide our Matching Program Services to you and to engage in research for specific, defined purposes. NRMP takes very seriously its responsibility to protect the safety and security of its websites and mobile application and all information collected…

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Possible Exceptions to the Main Match All In Policy

Rural Scholars Programs: Students commit to an enriched MS-4 year that focuses on rural health issues and tracks into primary care residency at the institution. Family Medicine Accelerated Programs: Students graduate medical school in three years and make an early commitment to Family Medicine at the institution. Innovative Programs: Students recruited into programs that address a compelling public…

Main Residency Match All in Policy

Under the NRMP All In Policy, any program registering for the Main Residency Match® must register and attempt to fill all positions through the Match or another national matching plan.  The Policy applies to those positions a program wishes to fill, which may be fewer than the number of positions for which the program is accredited.…

Fellowship Match All In Policy

NRMP permits Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®) Match sponsors to voluntarily implement the All In Policy for their Fellowship Matches. Not all Fellowship Matches implement the policy. If a SMS Match sponsor voluntarily implements the All In Policy, programs in the subspecialty that participate in the Match must register and attempt to fill all positions in the Match. Please note…

Match Code of Conduct for Programs

Purpose The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) ensures high professional standards in the conduct of its Matching Program and expects all Match participants to conduct their affairs in an ethical and professionally responsible manner.  To that end, this Code of Conduct should serve as a guide for residency and fellowship program directors and all members…

Requesting a Waiver

Under the terms and conditions of the NRMP Match Participation Agreement, all matches are binding.  If for any reason an applicant or program cannot or will not honor the binding commitment, a waiver must be obtained from the NRMP. Applicants and programs are not authorized to release each other from the binding commitment. Waivers can be…

Reporting and Investigation of Violations

The NRMP requires all Match participants to behave in an ethical and professionally responsible manner. Alleged breaches of Match policy are taken seriously and are subject to violation investigation. Suspected violations of NRMP policy should be reported to policy@nrmp.org. Applicants can fill out the Violation Report Form for Applicants. Read the Violations Policy Common Policy Breaches Violations…