AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program

for Positions Beginning in 2018

Withdraw from the Match

If a program that is registered for the Match no longer has any positions available to begin in 2018, the program must be withdrawn from the Match.

Instructions

To withdraw your program from the Match:

  • Log in to NMS Match System
  • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Select a reason for the withdrawal
  • Enter your password and press Submit to confirm the withdrawal

Implications

A withdrawn program will not be included in the Match, will not be matched with any applicants, will not revert any unfilled positions to another program or receive any unfilled positions from another program, and will be excluded from the list of programs with available positions provided to the AOA after the Match for inclusion on the AOA Post Match web site.

If you withdraw a program, any rankings of applicants that may have been submitted for the program will not be used in the Match. Programs that submit a certified Rank Order List and do not withdraw by the Rank Order List deadline will be included in the Match and will be obliged to accept the Match results.

No Applicants to Rank

If a program has positions available to begin in 2018 that you would like to fill but has no acceptable applicants to rank, and you wish to include the program on the list of programs with positions available after the Match, the program should not be withdrawn. In this case, you should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks. To do this:

  • Select the Rankings option from the menu
  • With no applicants listed on your Rank Order List, press the Submit for Certification button
  • Enter your password and press Submit

This will leave the program active in the Match. The program will not be matched with any applicants, but the program can be included on the list of programs with available positions for the Post-Match Process.

Note: Certifying a Rank Order List with no ranks is not the same as withdrawing the program from the Match. A program with position(s) available that certifies a list with no ranks will stay active in the Match in order to be included on the list of programs with available positions for the Post-Match process.

Reinstating A Withdrawn Program

If you previously withdrew a program, but subsequently decide to submit rankings of applicants for the Match or to include the program on the list of programs with positions available after the Match, you can reinstate the program through the NMS Match System when the system is accessible.

To reinstate your program in the Match:

  • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Enter your password and press Submit to complete the reinstatement.