Match Week & SOAP for Programs

Drs. Achille, Folan, Clarke and Gupta, Georgetown University, Department of Family Medicine; 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®). Program staff should spend time familiarizing themselves with SOAP resources and updating the program public contact information so they are prepared should they learn on Monday of Match Week that the program has unfilled positions. Programs that opt out of participating in SOAP cannot fill positions until 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 for future use. 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.