Hand Surgery Match

Match Results Statistics

2021 Hand Surgery Match Results Statistics Report


The Hand Surgery Match (formerly the Combined Musculoskeletal-Hand Surgery Matching Program) focuses on the treatment, diseases of, and injuries to the hand and forearm.  Additional information can be found through the American Society for Surgery of the Hand at www.assh.org.

  • Applicants must have completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, or General Surgery.
  • Hand Surgery fellowships are one year in length.


Feb 10

Match Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Mar 31

Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Apr 21

Programs: Quota Change Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET

May 5

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

May 19

Match Day at 12:00 p.m. ET!


The NRMP is not a centralized application service.  Candidates are responsible for determining whether the specialty participates in a standardized application service such as the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) or whether they must apply directly to the programs of their choice.  Applicants must ensure they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.