Reviewing Residency Applications and Interviewing

Most programs participating in the Main Residency Match use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges®. The Applicant Match History available in the NRMP Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system should be used to determine whether applicants have existing Match commitments or are eligible for appointment before offering them interviews. The Applicant Match History also indicates whether an applicant has a waiver or an active sanction. Current medical students do not need to be screened since they have no prior Match history.

Throughout the application, interview, and matching processes, NRMP policy requires applicants and programs to provide complete, timely, and accurate information. Institutional officials and program directors are responsible for ensuring all staff involved in the interview and matching processes understand and adhere to the terms of the Match Participation Agreement.