AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program

for Positions Beginning in 2018

Withdraw from the Match

If you decide not to submit any rankings of programs for the Match, you must withdraw yourself from the Match by the Rank Order List deadline (January 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET) as described below.

Note: Applicants who withdraw from the Match will not be matched to a position. However, withdrawn applicants are permitted to seek positions after the Match. They will be able to access information on positions that remain available after the Match.

Applicants With Military Obligations:

If you registered to participate in the Match but you have been assigned to a position in a military program, you must not submit any choices of programs for the Match. However, you must inform NMS of your military position by January 19, 2018 by withdrawing from the Match as described below. Applicants who have not been assigned to a military program, but who have a military commitment, may fully participate in the AOA Match. It is the applicant's responsibility to advise programs of the potential for a military obligation during the interview process.

Applicants Registered in the NRMP®:

If you have registered in both the AOA Match and the NRMP® Main Residency Match, you must decide by the Rank Order List deadline for the AOA Match (January 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET) whether or not to submit a Rank Order List for the AOA Match. If you choose to submit rankings of programs for the NRMP® Main Residency Match only, and not for the AOA Match, then you must withdraw yourself from the AOA Match by the Rank Order List deadline as described below.

If you submit and certify a Rank Order List for the AOA Match and you do not withdraw from the AOA Match by the Rank Order List deadline, your rankings will be included in the AOA Match. If you are matched with a program in the AOA Match and you are also registered in the NRMP® Main Residency Match, you must not submit any rankings for the NRMP® Match for concurrent programs.

Read more information for applicants registered in the NRMP® Main Residency Match

If you participate in the AOA Match and are matched to an AOA-accredited training position:

  • You must accept the position with which you are matched in the AOA Match, as described in the Applicant Agreement.
  • If you match to an AOA-accredited traditional rotating internship (OGME-1 only) in the AOA Match, you must not submit any rankings for the NRMP® Match for a PGY-1 position. You must review your list of choices for the NRMP® Match prior to the NRMP® Rank Order List deadline. If you had intended to rank only NRMP® programs that begin in PGY-1, you must withdraw from the NRMP® Match. If you had intended to rank NRMP® programs that begin in PGY-2 ("A" programs), then you must remove any NRMP® programs that begin in PGY-1 from your NRMP® primary Rank Order List, and you must not submit any supplemental Rank Order Lists for PGY-1 positions.
  • If you match to an AOA-accredited residency program (that starts in OGME-1 or OGME-2) in the AOA Match, you must not submit any rankings for the NRMP® Match for a PGY-1 or PGY-2 position. You must withdraw from the NRMP® Match prior to the NRMP® Rank Order List deadline.
  • Your matched status will be communicated to the NRMP® by the AOA, and you will not be permitted to submit any rankings for the NRMP® Match for concurrent programs. The NRMP® will automatically withdraw you and/or modify your rankings for the NRMP® Match after the NRMP® Rank Order List deadline, if necessary, to ensure that you do not match to concurrent programs through the NRMP®.

Procedure for Withdrawing from the Match

You must withdraw yourself from the Match using the NMS Match System.

  • Log in to NMS Match System
  • Select Edit from the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Follow the instructions provided on the screen to complete the withdrawal process.

    As part of the withdrawal process, you will be asked to provide a reason for withdrawing by selecting from a predefined set of choices. The choices available will include a list of military training sites; if you have been assigned to a military program, you must indicate the military training site to which you have been assigned by selecting that site as your reason for withdrawing.

If you withdraw, any rankings of programs you may have submitted will not be used in the Match. If you submit and certify any rankings of participating programs and you do not withdraw prior to the Rank Order List deadline, your rankings will be used in the Match. If you are matched with a program, you must accept the position with which you are matched, as described in the Applicant Agreement.

Reinstating Yourself to Participate in the Match

If you withdraw but subsequently decide to submit rankings of programs for the Match, you can reinstate yourself through the system prior to the Rank Order List deadline (January 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET).

  • Log in to NMS Match System
  • Select Edit from the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Follow the instructions provided on the screen to complete the reinstatement process.

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