Match Week for the Main Residency Match® takes place the third week in March. It is the period of time beginning at 10:00 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®). Applicants should spend time familiarizing themselves with Match Week information and resources.
Match Status Notification
Monday of Match Week
At 10:00 AM ET, applicants learn if (but not where) they matched. Match status notification is sent by email, and applicants also can use a mobile device to access their match status in the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system. Applicants who learn they are matched are invited to share messages using #Match2024 throughout the week.
Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP)
Monday – Thursday of Match Week
The time between Match Status Notification and Match Day is structured to allow unmatched and partially matched applicants the opportunity to apply and interview for unfilled positions prior to Match Day.
Additional Information for Navigating the SOAP process.
Find out more about SOAP to understand next steps in the event you do not match.
Friday of Match Week
At 12:00 PM ET, Match results are sent by email, and applicants also can use a mobile device to access their results in the R3 system.