Prepare Your Rankings of Programs
Your best strategy is to rank your choices in order of your true preferences, without consideration for how you expect to be ranked by any program. Do not rank any program that you consider unacceptable (i.e., you would not want to be matched to the program, even if it was the only position available to you in the Match). Read more.
Program Code Numbers
For purposes of the Match, each program is assigned a unique 5-digit Code Number. Since the match will be made based on the Code Numbers, make sure you use the correct 5-digit Code Number for each program on your Rank Order List. You can obtain the Code Number for each program you wish to rank from the program itself, or from the List of Participating Programs available on this web site. Read more.
Option 3 Specialties
Only applicants who have already completed or are currently in the process of completing their OGME-1 training may rank Dermatology and/or Preventive Medicine-Public Health programs on their Rank Order Lists. Read more.
Submit and Certify
Rank Order Lists must be submitted and certified by January 20, 2017. Read more.
Download the Worksheet
In order to facilitate the entry of your choices into the NMS Match System, consider preparing a worksheet of your choices before accessing the rankings section. The worksheet of your rankings should include the 5-digit Code Number from the List of Participating Programs, as well as the institution name and program description, for each program you wish to rank.