July Illuminator: Webinar for DO-Granting Schools; Results of Applicant Survey

July 9, 2019 This issue of The Match Illuminator highlights a webinar and companion materials to assist DO-granting medical school officials. It also features results of the 2019 NRMP Applicant Survey and resources for fellowship program directors. Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the July 2019 Illuminator

NRMP Hosts Webinar for DO-Granting Medical School Officials

June 12, 2019 NRMP Chief Policy Officer Laurie Curtin hosted a webinar designed to help DO-granting medical school officials better understand NRMP policies related to senior students and how to perform school-based functions in the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system. Links below provide access to the webinar recording, the static PowerPoint slides, and answers […]

Press Release: NRMP Board of Directors Welcomes Outstanding New Members

The NRMP Board of Directors recently elected five individuals to the Board for terms that begin July 1, 2019. The NRMP’s 19-member Board includes medical school deans, institutional officials and clinical program directors, resident/fellow physicians, and medical students. The new members are E. Sander Connolly, M.D., Michael Kavan, Ph.D., Cathy Lazarus, M.D., Heather Lillemoe, M.D., […]

June Illuminator: Board Approves Policy Changes, Welcomes New Members

June 4, 2019 This issue of The Match Illuminator highlights changes to the Match Participation Agreements recently approved by the NRMP Board of Directors and introduces five new Board members whose terms begin July 1. Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the June 2019 Illuminator

May Illuminator: Results and Data for 2019 Main Match and Score Verification

May 7, 2019 This issue of The Match Illuminator features the release of Results and Data: 2019 Main Residency Match.  It also highlights the importance of the USMLE/COMLEX score verification process for medical schools and ranking tips for fellowship programs Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the May 2019 […]

NRMP Presentation to GSA Spring Meeting

April 17, 2019 NRMP CEO Mona Signer presented at the AAMC Group on Student Affairs (GSA) spring meeting, held April 12-14 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her presentation included Main Residency Match® trend data and details on the NRMP’s upcoming Transition to Residency Conference in October.  View and download the presentation.

2019 Main Residency Match By The Numbers

April 2, 2019 The 2019 Main Residency Match was the largest in NRMP history. A record-high 38,376 applicants submitted program choices for 35,185 positions, the most ever offered in the Match. The number of available first-year (PGY-1) positions rose to 32,194, an increase of 1,962 (6.5%) over 2018. The influx of positions is due, in […]

Press Release: Thousands of Resident Applicants Celebrate NRMP Match Results

2019 Main Residency Match is largest on record with 44,600 registered applicants and more than 35,000 positions offered Washington, D.C., March 15, 2019 –Today the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) celebrates Match Day with the thousands of applicants and programs participating in the 2019 Main Residency Match®. Medical school students and graduates from the United […]


NRMP has received and investigated reports that efforts were made to gain early access to 2019 Match results posted to the NRMP Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system. Please be assured that the R3 system was not compromised by those efforts, that no individual Match results were affected, and that the Match outcome is correct. […]

Recording of SOAP Webinar for International Medical Graduates

NRMP Chief of Match Operations Jeanette Calli and Richard Peng, Senior Specialist, ERAS, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) present “NRMP SOAP 101: From Eligibility to Accepting Your Offer,” a recording of a webinar hosted by ERAS Support Services at ECFMG on February 26, 2019. The NRMP Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) offers applicants […]