Residency Applicant Eligibility

To participate in the Main Residency Match®, an applicant must be able to enter graduate medical education (GME) on July 1 in the year of the Match and must meet all requirements for entry into GME as prescribed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME®).  Review ACGME requirements. Applicants should be sure they have fulfilled all requirements in time to have them verified by their medical school or, in the case of international medical graduates, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®).

Each sponsoring institution (e.g., a teaching hospital) may have additional eligibility requirements. The NRMP requires Match-participating programs share institutional eligibility requirements with applicants selected for interviews.