What information should I make available to applicants during the interview process?
NRMP policy states that programs are at all times responsible for the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of information they provide to applicants, including:
- a copy of the contract the applicant will be expected to sign if matched to the program, or a copy of the contract currently in use
- all institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment
- the institution’s policies on visa status and eligibility for appointment.
The contract and all other information MUST be communicated to applicants in writing prior to the Rank Order List Certification Deadline.
The NRMP recommends programs obtain signed acknowledgment from each interviewee that confirms institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment have been shared. If institutional policies regarding applicant eligibility are available online, interviewees should be informed where the information may be found, and the acknowledgment should indicate that the interviewee was notified of the location of policies on the institution’s website.
The NRMP also recommends that programs remind applicants that the application process is separate from the NRMP matching process. Remind applicants they must register with the NRMP so they can be ranked in the Match. Provide interviewees with your program ID so they can easily add your program to their ROL.