Applications are submitted and evaluated independently of the Match.
You are free to accept applications and evaluate applicants in any manner you like.
List of Registered Applicants
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.
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.
Communicating Rankings to Applicants
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 allow programs to voluntarily provide applicants with information about their candidacy and rankings as noted below. Please refer to Policy #4 for complete details:
- Programs may communicate a limited set of statements to applicants regarding the quality of their candidacy, prior to the Rank Order List deadline. Sharing this information with applicants has become common practice for most programs and can be very useful for applicants. See Policy 4d.
- In response to applicants who have received preemptive offers, programs may communicate some ranking information to the applicants. 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. See Policy 4e.