Shining a Light on Match News that Matters

This issue of the Illuminator includes:

NRMP Transition to Residency Conference

The NRMP is pleased to announce the return of its national in-person stakeholder conference, Transition to Residency, on October 6 – 8, 2022 on Coronado Island near San Diego, CA.

The conference provides an opportunity for members of the medical education community, including learners, to network, collaborate, and have in-depth conversations about the transition to residency and opportunities for improvement and challenges it faces. We’re looking forward to seeing conference attendees in a few days and having meaningful discussions about improving the transition to residency!

Medical Schools: Upload Rising Seniors

Uploading Senior Medical Students Functionality Opened October 1

Medical school officials can track their student’s participation in the 2023 Main Residency Match by uploading directly to the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system a list of rising seniors. As seniors register, this dynamic list allows school officials to follow up with unregistered students to ensure they register in advance of the deadline. Although voluntary, doing so also helps school officials prevent ineligible students from participating in the Match before they register. 

Support guides are available to assist school officials in uploading and managing their students in the Match.

Board Nominations Due November 1

A reminder that the NRMP Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the following seats:

  • One director
  • Two resident physician/fellow directors:
    • One must be a graduate of an international medical school
    • One must be a DO physician
  • Two medical student directors

The NRMP’s 19-member Board of Directors is comprised of physicians, student doctors, residents, and public members. The Board of Directors meets three times a year, usually in January, May, and October. Additional day-long meetings and conference calls may be required for Board committee work.

Please review the Board Nominations page for information about qualifications, links to online applications, and directions for submitting nominee packets. Nominations are due by November 1, 2022.

Match News and Reminders

Introduction to the 2023 Main Residency Match Webinar Recording Available

NRMP Chief of Match Operations, Jeanette Calli, and Senior Director of Policy and Compliance, David Dojcsak, recently hosted a webinar designed to assist program staff in administering their programs in the Main Residency Match.

This presentation provides introductory information about the Match, updates on policy changes for 2023, and support resources.

Match Participation Agreements Updated

The Match Participation Agreements are designed to ensure a fair and equitable matching process by establishing rules all participants must follow.

If you are participating in the 2023 Main Residency Match, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate updated Match Participation Agreement.

Save the Date! NRMP to hold Fall Meeting with Designated Institutional Officials (DIOs)

NRMP President and CEO, Dr. Donna Lamb, and staff will host the upcoming fall NRMP-DIO Zoom call on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. ET. 

The NRMP established these calls in 2021 to occur twice a year between NRMP leadership and the DIO community to create a forum in which to discuss NRMP policies, Match activities, and issues affecting institutions and programs relevant to the transition to residency. 

Upcoming Dates

Psychiatry, Sports Medicine

  • October 5, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Opens

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Medical Genetics, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

  • October 12, 9:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Emergency Medicine

  • October 19, 11:59 p.m. ET: Quota Change Deadline

Rehabilitation Medicine

  • October 26, 12:00 p.m. ET: Rank Order List Opens

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Medical Genetics, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

  • October 26, 12:00 p.m. ET: Match Day

Careers at NRMP

NRMP is growing to meet the needs of the community. We currently have two open positions:

  • Director of Research
  • Senior Director, Data and Analytics


For more information, please visit our Careers page. NRMP is an equal opportunity employer.