Match Week & SOAP for Institutions

Dr. James Lee, University of Central Florida, matched to Emergency Medicine at North Florida Regional Medical Center; 2019 Main Residency Match

Match Week for the Main Residency Match® takes place the third week in March. It is the period of time beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on Monday and ending at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday when applicants and programs learn the results of the Match. Positions left unfilled after the matching algorithm has been processed are offered to eligible applicants through the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®). Programs that opt out of participating in SOAP cannot fill positions until after SOAP concludes on Thursday of Match Week.

2021 Match Week and SOAP Schedule


The Main Residency Match closes in the R3 system at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, after which Match reports no longer are available. NRMP recommends that program directors and institutional officials print and archive Match reports on or close to Match Day so they can be used for Medicare cost reports, institutional and program accreditation, and other purposes. NRMP charges $200 per report after the Match has closed in the R3 system, and only Match Results by Ranked Applicants and Characteristics of Matched Applicants reports will be available.