(Updated June 23) NRMP FAQs During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020   To  address questions regarding the applicant transition to graduate medical education during the COVID-19 crisis, NRMP has created these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). While the situation remains fluid, NRMP will continue to monitor conditions and update the FAQs as new information and/or questions emerge. Please feel free to contact the NRMP leadership […]

New! July Illuminator: Fourth Round Added to SOAP; NRMP Conference Goes Virtual

July 13, 2020 This issue of The Match Illuminator highlights the NRMP’s decision to add a fourth offer round to the SOAP process starting with the 2021 Main Residency Match, and introduces five new members of the organization’s Board of Directors.  Also featured is the announcement that NRMP’s Transition to Residency conference is moving to […]

The MATCH PRISM App – The Perfect Tool For Interview Season

The Match Prism App, the NRMP Program Rating and Interview Scheduling Manager (PRISM®), is a free mobile app that enables applicants in the Main Residency Match® and Specialties Matching Service® Fellowship Matches to track programs during the interview process and create program ratings that can be used to generate a rank order list in the […]

New! Match Update: Fourth Offer Round Added to the 2021 SOAP Process

June 23, 2020   The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) is the process during Match Week for the Main Residency Match whereby positions left unfilled after the matching algorithm has been processed are offered to eligible, unmatched and partially matched applicants through a series of offer rounds. Since the 2017 Match, SOAP has included three […]

New! Press Release: NRMP Board of Directors Welcomes Outstanding Cohort of New Members

Nobel Prize Recipient Dr. Alvin E. Roth Among Talented Slate of Elected Individuals  Washington, D.C., June 22, 2020 – At its June meeting, the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Board of Directors elected five individuals for terms that begin July 1, 2020. The NRMP’s 19-member Board includes medical school deans, institutional officials, clinical program directors, […]

Reports from the Coalition for Physician Accountability

The Coalition for Physician Accountability – a cross-organizational group of national medical education organizations, of which NRMP collaborated as a planning group member – released its Final Report and Recommendations for Medical Education Institutions of LCME-Accredited, U.S. Osteopathic, and Non-U.S. Medical School Applicants (see documents below), covering three major issues that applicants and training programs […]

June Illuminator: Schedule Changes to 2021 Main Residency Match; Fellowship Resources for Programs

June 8, 2020 This issue of The Match Illuminator highlights important schedule changes to the 2021 Main Residency Match, as well as guidance from the Coalition for Physician Accountability on navigating critical 2020-21 residency cycle issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources for fellowship program directors are also featured. Read the June  2020 Illuminator 

NRMP Main Residency Match Report Shows Record-Highs in Registrants, Positions

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2020 – The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) announces the publication of the Results and Data report for the 2020 Main Residency Match®, the system utilized globally by medical school students and graduates to obtain residency positions in the United States. The report, which is the most comprehensive data and analysis resource available […]

May Illuminator: COVID-19 FAQs; Score Verification for Schools; Fellowship Ranking Tips

May 7, 2020 This issue of The Match Illuminator features the NRMP’s FAQ document addressing applicant transition to training during the COVID-19 crisis. It also invites medical school officials to participate in the USMLE/COMLEX score verification process for Main Residency Match applicants and provides ranking tips and reminders to fellowship program directors. Read the May 2020 […]

Drs. Cynthia & Jasmine Kudji: An Inspirational Match

Mother and Daughter Set to Start 2020 Residencies at LSU Health Each year, Match Day ushers in thousands of stories of medical students grasping their residency dreams. But Match Day 2020 brought an extremely rare one: A mother and daughter graduating from medical school at the same time and both matching to the same institution. […]