Withdraw From the Match

The 2022 APPCN Match


Things to Know

If you accept a position at a program that is not participating in the APPCN Match, or if you will not be submitting any rankings of programs for any other reason, you must withdraw yourself from the Match by the Rank Order List deadline.

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 However, withdrawn applicants are permitted to seek positions after the Match.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 are able to access information on positions that remain available after the Match.

Implications of Withdrawing

If you withdraw, you will not be matched to a position. Any rankings of programs you may have submitted will not be used in the Match. You will also not receive further communications about participating in the Match from NMS. However, you will be able to access information on positions that remain available in order to seek a position in the Post-Match Process.

If you do not plan to submit rankings but want to be included in the information on unmatched applicants that is provided to programs in the Post-Match Process, you should withdraw in the NMS Match System and select the withdraw reason that indicates you are still seeking a position.

If you certify a Rank Order List and do not withdraw by the Rank Order List deadline, your rankings will be included in the matching process. If you are matched with a program, you must accept the position with which you are matched as described in the Applicant Agreement. If you do not accept your Match result, APPCN will review your situation and may impose penalties on you, including barring you from participating in future Matches.

How to Withdraw

You must withdraw by the Rank Order List deadline. To withdraw yourself from the Match using the NMS Match System:

  • Log in to the NMS Match System when it is available
  • Select Edit from the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Select a reason for your withdrawal and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
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Reinstating Yourself to Participate in the Match

If you withdraw but subsequently decide to submit rankings for the Match, you can reinstate yourself through the NMS Match System prior to the Rank Order List deadline.

To reinstate yourself in the Match:

  • Log in to the NMS Match System when it is available
  • 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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