Registration Process & Fees
How do I register for the APPCN Match?
You register to participate in the APPCN Match online in the NMS Match System. When you register, you must provide some personal information, electronically sign the Applicant Agreement, and pay a Match registration fee. You should review the Applicant Agreement, Schedule of Dates, and APPCN Match Policies and Rules before registering.
When is the registration deadline?
It is recommended that you register to participate in the APPCN Match by January 15, 2022, although registrations will be accepted after that date.
The final deadline to register to participate in the Match is February 9, 2022. However, programs require a significant amount of time to review applications, conduct interviews, and evaluate applicants. Most programs submit their Rank Order Lists for the Match well before the final deadline listed above. Therefore, to ensure you are properly considered and able to be ranked by programs, you should register well before the final deadline.
What is the fee to register for the APPCN Match?
The applicant registration fee is $150 USD, payable by credit card when you register.
Can I get a refund of my registration fee?
No. As stated in the Applicant Agreement and on the registration payment page, the applicant registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and irrevocable. It cannot be refunded, transferred to another person, or used for another year.
Account & Login
What login credentials do I use for the NMS Match System?
Log into the NMS Match System using the email address and password you set up when registering for the 2022 Match (account credentials are not carried over from previous years). If you have changed your email or password in the NMS Match System since registering, use those new values to log in.
How do I find and use my Match Code Number?
Your Match Code Number is shown in the NMS Match System:
- Log in to the NMS Match System
- Select the Profile section on the Dashboard
- Your Code Number will be found at the top of the page
Use your Match Code Number in all future correspondence pertaining to the APPCN Match. You should also provide your Code Number to each program where you apply.
What are the implications of withdrawing from the Match?
If you withdraw, you will not receive further communication about participating in the Match from NMS. You will be displayed to residency sites within the NMS Match System as withdrawn and you will not be matched to a position. Any rankings you may have submitted will not be used in the Match. However, you will still have access to the List of Programs with Available Positions that is posted after the Match.