Applications are submitted and evaluated independent of the Match.
You are free to accept applications and evaluate applicants in any manner you like.
List of Registered Applicants
An online list of applicants who have registered for the APPCN Match will be available by February 2, 2018.
You should consult the list to ensure all of your applicants are registered for the Match.
The list will be accessible only to programs that have registered to participate in the Match. The list will be updated in real-time as additional applicants register for the Match.
In order to submit your Rank Order List(s) by the deadline, all your applicant interviews should be completed before that deadline date. You are reminded that, according to the Residency Site Agreement for participation in the Match, Match participants may not communicate, accept or use any ranking-related information prior to the release of the Match results, and may never solicit such information even after the release of the Match results, except as specifically permitted in the APPCN Match Policies.
APPCN Match Policies do permit the communication of ranking information under certain circumstances, in response to offers made to applicants prior to the Rank Order List deadline by programs that are not participating in the Match (i.e., "preemptive offers"). Specifically, an applicant who receives a preemptive offer from a non-participating program may contact a program that is participating in the Match and inform that program of the preemptive offer. If the participating program intends to rank the applicant in a manner that will guarantee a match, the program may so inform the applicant. Please refer to Policy #4 of the APPCN Match Policies for complete details.
Residency sites that offer more than one program in the Match are expected to ask applicants to identify the program(s) to which the applicants are applying. However, residency sites may not solicit any information about applicants' rankings of these programs.