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How do programs fill any unfilled positions after a NRMP Match?

Main Residency Match: Program directors who learn on Monday of Match Week that they did not fill their positions can participate in the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®), provided they notified the NRMP prior to the Quota Change Deadline of the desire to participate in SOAP. Fellowship Matches: Specialties Matching Service® program directors who…

How will I know if I have matched in the Main Residency Match?

Applicants in the Main Residency Match® will learn at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday of Match Week whether they matched to a program by logging in to the R3 system with their username and password. The match messages will differ depending on your results. Applicants will be presented with one of the following messages: 1. Congratulations, you have…

I did not Match to a position in the Main Residency Match when the matching algorithm was processed. What options do I have for Match Week?

Applicants who are partially matched or fully unmatched after the algorithm is processed can elect to participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program to try an obtain a position in an unfilled program. Applicants also can choose not to participate in SOAP and pursue a non-clinical training position provided: The position sought is not…

What happens between Rank Order List Deadline and Match Day?

Between the Rank Order List Certification Deadline and Match Day, the NRMP conducts a rigorous review of Match data, including: Assessing and confirming the integrity of the data Conducting a final verification of applicants’ credentials Withdrawing applicants who are ineligible for the Match Transferring the data from the R3® system to the matching algorithm module, rechecking the data,…

How will I know if I have matched in the Main Residency Match?

Applicants in the Main Residency Match® will learn at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday of Match Week whether they matched to a program by logging in to the R3 system with their username and password. The match messages will differ depending on your results. Applicants will be presented with one of the following messages: 1. Congratulations, you have…

Can programs ask me to commit to a SOAP offer prior to the offer being extended to me through the R3 system?

No, program offers and applicant acceptances of unfilled positions during SOAP® can be executed only through the NRMP’s R3® system. It is a violation of the Match Participation Agreement for a program to suggest or inform an applicant that placement on the program’s SOAP preference list is contingent upon the applicant’s verbal or written statement of…

I signed up for the NRMP Match Week and SOAP Listserv. Can I announce the availability of an unfilled position to other listserv participants?

No. Until SOAP® concludes, SOAP policy requires SOAP-participating programs to offer unfilled positions only through the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system and only to SOAP-eligible applicants. Unfilled positions in non-SOAP-participating programs cannot be offered at all until SOAP concludes.

Is there a SOAP process for Fellowship Matches?

There is not a SOAP process for fellowship Matches, but NRMP does provide unfilled and unmatched lists to help fill positions after a fellowship Match concludes. When Match results are released at 12:00 pm ET on the applicable Match Day, a List of Unfilled Programs is released to fellowship applicants who did not match. At…

How do I set my SOAP participation status?

In order to participate in SOAP, program directors must set their SOAP participation status to “YES” on the SOAP Participation tab accessible through their Program Details page in the R3 system. Program directors can begin setting their SOAP participation indicator when the Main Residency Match opens for registration on September 15th. The SOAP participation indicator…

How will I know if I have matched in the Main Residency Match?

Applicants in the Main Residency Match® will learn at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday of Match Week whether they matched to a program by logging in to the R3 system with their username and password. The match messages will differ depending on your results. Applicants will be presented with one of the following messages: 1. Congratulations, you have…

If I match to an advanced program on my primary rank order list (ROL), but do not match to one of the linked preliminary programs on my supplemental list, will the algorithm keep going down my list to match me to both position types?

It is possible for you to match to an advanced program on your primary ROL but not to a preliminary program on the linked supplemental ROL. In that case, you are still is committed to the advanced position and must seek a qualifying first-year position during the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®)…

What requirements for ECFMG certification must I complete to be eligible to participate in the Main Residency Match?

The NRMP will send the list of IMG applicants who have registered for the Main Residency Match to the ECFMG once a week after the Match opens for registration. ECFMG will send back to NRMP whether or not the applicant has completed the necessary medical science examination, clinical skills, and communication skills requirements for ECFMG…

I did not Match to a position in the Main Residency Match when the matching algorithm was processed. What options do I have for Match Week?

Applicants who are partially matched or fully unmatched after the algorithm is processed can elect to participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program to try an obtain a position in an unfilled program. Applicants also can choose not to participate in SOAP and pursue a non-clinical training position provided: The position sought is not…

How will I know if I have matched in the Main Residency Match?

Applicants in the Main Residency Match® will learn at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday of Match Week whether they matched to a program by logging in to the R3 system with their username and password. The match messages will differ depending on your results. Applicants will be presented with one of the following messages: 1. Congratulations, you have…

How will I know if I have matched in the Main Residency Match?

Applicants in the Main Residency Match® will learn at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday of Match Week whether they matched to a program by logging in to the R3 system with their username and password. The match messages will differ depending on your results. Applicants will be presented with one of the following messages: 1. Congratulations, you have…

I did not Match to a position in the Main Residency Match when the matching algorithm was processed. What options do I have for Match Week?

Applicants who are partially matched or fully unmatched after the algorithm is processed can elect to participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program to try an obtain a position in an unfilled program. Applicants also can choose not to participate in SOAP and pursue a non-clinical training position provided: The position sought is not…

Am I allowed to share the List of Unfilled Programs in the secure R3 system?

No. It is a violation of the Match Participation Agreement for the List of Unfilled Programs to be copied, shared, or distributed to any individual not registered for the Match or posted or in any other way made publicly available by a Match participant to any website or non-NRMP-related matching plan. Match participants who share the List…

I signed up for the NRMP Match Week and SOAP Listserv. Can I announce the availability of an unfilled position to other listserv participants?

No. Until SOAP® concludes, SOAP policy requires SOAP-participating programs to offer unfilled positions only through the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system and only to SOAP-eligible applicants. Unfilled positions in non-SOAP-participating programs cannot be offered at all until SOAP concludes.

How do programs fill any unfilled positions after a NRMP Match?

Main Residency Match: Program directors who learn on Monday of Match Week that they did not fill their positions can participate in the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®), provided they notified the NRMP prior to the Quota Change Deadline of the desire to participate in SOAP. Fellowship Matches: Specialties Matching Service® program directors who…