Log In to the System
Log In to the Online NMS Match System
You can access the NMS Match System by selecting the Log In option in the menu button in the top-right corner of the page.
To log in to the NMS Match System you will need to enter both the e-mail address and password that were previously set up in the system (e.g., when the residency registered for the Match).
Program Directors with Multiple Programs
If you have more than one program registered in the Match, you will be presented with a list of the programs after you log in to the system. You must select a program from the list in order to reach the Dashboard page for the program.
New/Changed Program Director
If you are a new Program Director and you do not have access to the login credentials created by the former Program Director, you must send a signed request to NMS, on the residency site's letterhead, providing your e-mail address and requesting that NMS update the log in information for your residency site. The letter can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Forgot Your Password?
After you log in to the NMS Match System for a program, you are presented with a Dashboard. The Dashboard shows information describing your program’s participation in the Match.
Switch to Another Program
If you have more than one program registered for the Match, you can use the Switch button at the top of the Dashboard to access the Dashboard of another program without having to log out of the system.
Change the Program's Participation Status
The Status section shows the program's participation status in the Match. All registered programs that intend to offer positions in 2018 should have a status of Active.
If the program is no longer offering positions in 2018, it should withdraw from the Match prior to the Rank Order List deadline.
No Acceptable Applicants: If your program has positions available but no acceptable applicants to rank, you should not withdraw the program but should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks when the system is available for the entry of rankings. Additional information and instructions for certifying a Rank Order List with no ranks will be posted on this web site by February 2, 2018.
To withdraw a Program:
- Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
- Select a reason for withdrawing
- Enter your password and press Submit.
If you have withdrawn a program but now want that program to offer positions, you can reinstate that program prior to the Rank Order List deadline.
To reinstate a Program:
- Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
- Follow the instructions provided on the screen to complete the reinstatement process.
Number of Positions Offered in the Match
You should ensure that the number of positions to be filled in the Match is correct for each program. All positions at your residency must be offered in the Match.
To change the number of positions:
- Select the Edit button in the Positions section of the Dashboard
- Select the appropriate number of positions to be filled, and press the Save button
The number of positions offered can be changed in the NMS Match System until the Rank Order List Deadline Date.
Rank Order List Status
The Rankings section of the Dashboard provides a summary of the program's Rank Order List information. The summary information shows the number of ranks on the Rank Order List and whether or not the Rank Order List is certified for use in the Match.
More information about accessing and entering your rankings will be available by February 2, 2018.
Edit Account Information
You can change your e-mail, password and security questions in the Account section, which is accessed by selecting the appropriate option from the menu. You can also add a new program to your residency site in this section.
Ensure your e-mail address is correct as all Match communications, including your residency's Match results, will be sent to that e-mail address.
- If you are responsible for more than one program, any changes you make to your Account information will apply to all of your programs.
- If you change your e-mail or password, you will have to use the new values the next time you log in to the NMS Match System.
Add a New Program to Your Residency site
- Use the Add New Program button in the Account section to add an additional program to your residency site.
- Select the number of positions to be filled in 2018 and edit the description of the new program.
- The description of the new program must be unique and clearly distinguish that program from any other program offered by your residency site.
- The Program Code Number will be assigned to the new program automatically by the system.
You can add a program to your residency site prior to the system opening for rankings on February 7, 2018.
Edit Profile Information
The Profile section shows the Code Number and program description of the program, as well as residency site information (residency site Display Name, Program Director name, mailing address, e-mail, telephone number and fax number).
You may edit most of the information in the Profile section until the Rank Order List deadline. However, you cannot change the residency Display Name or the program description once the NMS Match System is open for the entry of rankings. Ensure your contact information is accurate in case questions arise regarding your Rank Order List.
Change Profile Information
- Select the Edit button next to the information you want to change.
- Update information, and press the Save button.
Detailed instructions about the content to be entered into each field can be found by pressing the tooltip icon (?) next to the field name.
If your residency site has more than one program in the Match, any changes you make to the residency site information for one program will be made automatically for all programs at the residency site. You cannot have different contact information for different programs within your residency site.
Enter and Certify Rankings
|System Opens For Rankings||February 7, 2018|
|Rank Order List Deadline||February 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET|
You will not be able to access the NMS Match System to enter or certify a Rank Order List after the Rank Order List deadline. You are strongly advised to enter your rankings and certify your Rank Order List well before the Rank Order List deadline to avoid system access problems near the deadline.
Enter, Edit, Print and Certify Your Rank Order List
If your residency site offers more than one program in the Match, you must enter and certify a separate Rank Order List for each program offered by your residency site in the Match.
Information and instructions on the use of the NMS Match System to enter and certify Rank Order Lists will be posted on this web site by February 2, 2018.
For security reasons, you should end each session on the NMS Match System by selecting Log Out.
The NMS Match System includes Help screens and tooltips marked by the tooltip icon (?) that can be displayed from within the system. In addition, if you have questions concerning your use of the NMS Match System, you can call NMS for technical support from 10:00 a.m. ET through 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at 800-461-6322. You can also send a question by e-mail to email@example.com.