Match Calendars


FEB 26

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

  • Applicant late registration and Match withdrawal deadline
  • Medical school student/graduate graduation credentials verification deadline
  • Institutional official change approvals deadline
  • Program reversion deadline

8:00 a.m. ET : Medical schools begin verifying SOAP eligibility of students/graduates

MAR 11

5:00 p.m. ET : Deadline for medical schools to verify SOAP eligibility of students/graduates

MAR 16

Match Week Begins

10:30 a.m. ET : Medical school Unmatched Applicants report available (embargoed until 11:00 a.m.)

11:00 a.m. ET :

  • Applicant match status and program fill status available (by email and R3 system)
    Regional Match Statistics report available
  • Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) begins


MAR 19

8:00 a.m. ET : Confidential Advance Data Tables report available to medical schools, programs, and institutions

  • Medical school confidential Match results reports and Match notification letters available

11:00 a.m. ET : SOAP ends

2:00 p.m. ET : Program Confidential Roster of Matched Applicants report available (by email and R3 system)

MAR 20

Match Day!

12:00 p.m. ET : Medical school Match Day ceremonies


  1:00 p.m. ET : Applicant Match results available (in the R3 system)

  • Advance Data Tables available on NRMP public website

 1:00 p.m. ET : Program Match Results by Ranked Applicant and SOAP Programs Preferred Applicants reports available

JUN 30

11:59 p.m. ET : 2020 Main Residency Match closes and reports no longer available in R3 system