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Am I required to include my AAMC ID when I register for an NRMP Match?

To register for the Main Residency Match® or Specialties Matching Service® (Fellowship) Matches, an AAMC ID is not required but it is recommended.  Including an AAMC ID in your Match registration will make it easier for programs to rank you in the NRMP Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system.

How do I know which of my students still need to register for the Match?

Medical school officials and administrators have the ability to track student participation in the Main Residency Match. School officials (SO) and school administrators (SA) can identify which students need to register and/or submit or certify a rank order list by uploading a student list in the R3 system. Student lists can be uploaded in the…

Do I have to register for ERAS® or the application service designated by the program and NRMP to participate in the Match?

Most residency programs participating in the Main Residency Match and many fellowships participating in the Specialties Matching Service use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges® (AAMC). ERAS is a separate organization and thus requires a separate registration by applicants.  You must register for both the application service designated by…

How do I add a new program or institution to the Match?

The NRMP support staff will assist you with adding your new program or institution to the Match. All programs new to the Match are asked to complete the New Program Form and email it to support@nrmp.org. The information provided on the Form will allow NRMP to create a record in the R3 system and add…

How do I register my program for the Match?

Programs that participated in the previous Match are automatically rolled over in the R3 system but if your program did not participate or is new to the Match, you will need to contact our support team to be added to the Match.

How do I update the program coordinator for a program?

The update of a new program coordinator (PC) can be made by the program director or the GME office institutional administrator or official. Please see the Adding & Maintaining Program Directors support guide in the R3 system for detailed instructions. Alternately, if the PC has already been updated through the ACGME, NRMP can make the…

How do I update the program director for a program?

Updating the program director for a program can be done by the institutional official or administrator. Alternately, if the program director already has been updated through the ACGME, the NRMP can make the change if some additional information is provided. If the update is being made by the IO or IA, please see the Adding…

Do I need to verify my students and graduates for participation in the Main Residency Match?

Medical school officials/administrators (SO/SA) are required to verify the graduation credentials of their students and prior-year gradautes to participate in the Main Residency Match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP). Credentials vertification is an important task: only students and graduates who are verified as eligible to enter graduate medical education (GME) on July 1…

Does the program director (PD) have to register for the Match each year?

Yes, the PD must register each year for the Match. A returning PD can log in to the R3 system using their unique username and password. Once they have logged in and electronically signed the Match Participation Agreement, they are considered registered. A new PD will be sent a token code link via email which…

How do I activate my program?

Programs must be activated by the institutional official (IO). Only the institutional official can activate programs to participate in a Match. Contact your IO or GME office to request your program be activated.

How do I update my institutional administrator?

The update of a new institutional administrator (IA) can be made by your GME office institutional official. Please see the Adding & Maintaining Institutional Administrators support guide in the R3 system for detailed instructions. Alternately, NRMP can make the change if the institutional official contacts us via email. If you would like NRMP to make…

How do I update my institutional official?

The update of a new institutional official (IO) must be made by the NRMP. Requests for updates to the institutional official must be made in writing and submitted via email to support@nrmp.org. The IO should be the designated ACGME DIO for the institution. To make the change, the current IO or institutional administrator must provide…

How do I update my school administrator?

The update of a new school administrator (SA) can be made by the school official or the NRMP if some additional information is provided. For the school official to make the update, please see the Adding and Maintaining School Administrators support guide for detailed instructions. For the NRMP to make the update, the school official…

How do I update my school official?

The update of a new school official (SO) must be made by the NRMP. For the NRMP to make the update, the current SO or the school administrator will need to send an email to support@nrmp.org and provide the following information: Medical School Information New School Official’s Full Name New School Officials’ Date of Birth…

How do I update the program coordinator for a program?

The update of a new program coordinator (PC) can be made by the program director or the GME office institutional administrator or official. Please see the Adding & Maintaining Program Directors support guide in the R3 system for detailed instructions. Alternately, if the PC has already been updated through the ACGME, NRMP can make the…

How do I update the program director for a program?

Updating the program director for a program can be done by the institutional official or administrator. Alternately, if the program director already has been updated through the ACGME, the NRMP can make the change if some additional information is provided. If the update is being made by the IO or IA, please see the Adding…

Is my R3 system login for my program or just for me?

User accounts in the R3 system are assigned to individual users, not programs. Each user (PD and PC) must have their own user account and each must sign the Match Participation Agreement. Each user of the R3 system should have a unique username and password that should not be shared with other individuals. Use of…

What changes to my program have to be approved by the insitutional official?

Institutional officials are responsible for approving changes in the R3 system for each of the institution’s Match-participating programs. Program changes requiring approval include: Changing the quota, or number of positions to be filled Entering or changing reversions to donate unfilled positions to another program or program track Withdrawing or reinstating a program Selecting or changing…

What does it cost to participate in an NRMP Match?

Participation in a NRMP Match requires a nominal fee to register. There is also a charge to partner as a couple. Specific to the Main Residency Match®, there is a late registration fee and a charge per additional ranked program over the number included with registration. All fees are non-refundable. View current fees.

How do I add a new program or institution to the Match?

The NRMP support staff will assist you with adding your new program or institution to the Match. All programs new to the Match are asked to complete the New Program Form and email it to support@nrmp.org. The information provided on the Form will allow NRMP to create a record in the R3 system and add…

How is the NRMP program code determined?

Every program participating in an NRMP Match has a unique 9-11 character code constructed in the following manner: Characters 1-4: the institution code Characters 5-7: the ACGME specialty code Character 8: program type letter Characters 9-11: track number (track number will be “0” unless an institution has more than one program in a specialty of…

Is my program eligible to participate in the Main Residency Match?

To participate in the Main Residency Match, a program must be either accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME®); or a combined program that is approved or recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or by the respective specialty board that is responsible for board certification of residents who successfully complete…

Is my program eligible to participate in the Specialties Matching Service?

To be eligible to offer positions through a Specialties Matching Service® Fellowship Match, programs in a specialty must meet at least one of the following criteria: accredited by the ACGME or another entity deemed acceptable to NRMP; affiliated with an ACGME-accredited program in the primary discipline; or lead to certification or endorsement and oversight by a…

New Program Form

Complete this form if your program is new to The Match and email it to support@nrmp.org. The information provided on the form will allow NRMP to create a record in the R3 system and add your program to the appropriate Match.

Can we create a program track with an osteopathic focus?

Only programs that have achieved ACGME Osteopathic Recognition can create an osteopathic-focused track in the NRMP’s Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system. Programs that are eligible to create an osteopathic-focused track can place some or all of their positions in that track.

Do I need to provide the NRMP program code for our program to the applicants?

It is important to provide applicants your NRMP program code to assist them in ranking your program, especially if you have multiple program tracks or types. NRMP provides a search function for applicants to search for the programs they wish to rank. However, institutions may have similar names or multiple tracks in a specialty which…

What is a Joint Advanced/Preliminary program?

The R3 system offers institutions and programs in the Main Residency Match the option to link an advanced PGY-2 program with a preliminary PGY-1 program to create a full course of training at the same institution for applicants interested in specialties that begin in the PGY-2 year.  In “joining” an advanced (A) PGY-2 program to a…

Why would a program want to have a reversion?

The R3 system offers institutions the option to revert, or donate, unfilled positions in one program to another during the matching process. If a donor program does not fill its quota, a designated number (equal to, or less than, the quota) of its unfilled positions can be added automatically to the quota of a receiver…