The 2024 APPCN Match


All interviews should be completed before the Rank Order List deadline (February 14, 2024).

Residency sites may offer open houses or on-site interviews, depending on local policy, and this will be coordinated between residency sites and applicants directly. Residency sites are urged not to consider the interview format as a factor when completing Rank Order Lists and to communicate this clearly to applicants.

Communication Guidelines

Residency sites that offer more than one program are expected to ask applicants which program(s) the applicants are interested in, and may indicate the program(s) for which the applicants may be considered. However, applicants may not communicate their ranking intentions to programs, or request information on how any participating program intends to rank any applicant. Furthermore, programs may not request information on whether or how any program will be ranked on an applicant's Rank Order List.

Prior to the Rank Order List deadline, if you receive an offer from a program that is not participating in the APPCN Match (i.e., a "preemptive offer") you may contact programs participating in the APPCN Match and inform those programs of the preemptive offer. If a participating program intends to rank you in a manner that will guarantee a match, that program may so inform you. Please refer to Policy #4 of the APPCN Match Policies for complete details.

NMS Interview

Some residency sites use NMS Interview to schedule their interviews. NMS Interview is a component of the NMS Match System that simplifies the interview scheduling process for applicants and residency sites. With NMS Interview, you will receive interview invitations by email and can then self-schedule into available timeslots online. You can also book, manage, and change your interview schedule online in the NMS Match System. You must be registered for the APPCN Match in order to use NMS Interview.

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