New! Results of the 2021 Applicant Survey Now Available!

September 29, 2021

NRMP is pleased to announce the availability of Results of the 2021 Applicant Survey. The survey, sent to 42,546 applicants who certified a rank order list (ROL) as part of the 2021 Main Residency Match, was fielded during the 11 days between the Rank Order List Certification Deadline and the start of Match Week. The report presents data on the characteristics applicants weigh in selecting programs (1) at which to interview and (2) to rank in the Main Residency Match. It also highlights ranking strategies employed by applicants and numbers of applications sent, interviews attended, and programs ranked. Data are presented by applicant type (U.S. MD seniors, U.S. DO seniors, All Other Types) for 18 select preferred specialties as well as all specialties combined.

Please visit the NRMP Residency Data page to access other reports, including the Results of the 2021 Program Director Survey and a Research Brief examining data on virtual experiences during the 2021 Match season.