Simplifying Selection, Maximizing Opportunity

NRMP’s iMatchSM services partner with government, higher education, and other non-for-profit organizations to offer simple, equitable, and effective solutions for selection that prioritize the preferences of participants.

iMatch reduces bias and encourages stable selection outcomes for any given market.

With NRMP iMatch Services You Get


The NRMP uses a proprietary mathematical matching algorithm to prioritize the selection preferences of applicants, placing them in the most preferred positions possible on their rank lists. 

The NRMP verifies participant data multiple times before the matching algorithm is processed, and results are verified prior to being released.

The NRMP’s iMatch system generates reports for participants that summarize outcomes and can customize information to meet precise needs of the Match sponsor.


The NRMP ‘s iMatch services are proprietary and built on state-of-the-art technology. iMatch software is highly secure and confidential, and it is routinely tested to ensure consistently strong performance.

iMatch is completely web-based, making it accessible from anywhere in the world at any time.

The NRMP creates a uniform schedule of dates for each Match to ensure on-time delivery of services. “Real-time” access to the iMatch system ensures participants stay informed during the matching process. 


The NRMP fosters a spirit of fairness because all participants are required to follow the same rules and adhere to the same deadlines. 

The NRMP protects the interests of applicants and organizations. Rank lists are confidential and are never shared with individuals not connected with the Match. 

NRMP staff is committed to designing services that are transparent and meet unique academic, philanthropic, or professional needs of the Match sponsor.

What is the Match and How Does it Work?

Visit the How a Match Works page for more information about the Match process.