Core to the NRMP’s mission is the development and distribution of data reports and publications that inform national conversations about the transition to residency and advance understanding of the matching process and outcomes. Our highly-reputable offerings benefit all participants and interested stakeholders. 

Match data and reports are intended to:

  1. Assist Match applicants in making informed decisions about their competiveness as candidates in their preferred specialties.
  2. Educate Match participants about issues that most affect resident selection decisions.
  3. Describe important trends in Match rates by state, specialty and program type.
  4. Inform the medical education community and the media about the NRMP and the strong performance of its matching services.

NRMP’s data reporting and research activities are guided by the Data Release and Research Committee of the NRMP Board of Directors. All reports produced by the NRMP preserve the confidentiality of applicants, medical schools, residency programs, and teaching hospitals.

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