National Matching Services


The 2018 ASHP Match

Things to Know

Information and instructions to help applicants prepare and submit their Rank Order Lists for the Match will be posted by February 2, 2018.

Key Dates

Phase I

NMS Match System Opens For RankingsFebruary 12, 2018
Rank Order List DeadlineMarch 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Phase II

NMS Match System Opens For RankingsMarch 27, 2018
Rank Order List DeadlineApril 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET


The matching algorithm is designed such that it cannot be gamed or manipulated.

The only strategy is to rank your choices in order of your true preferences, without considering how you expect to be ranked by any program.

Rank all programs at residencies to which you applied that would be acceptable. Submitting a longer list of programs may reduce your chances of being left unmatched.

Do not rank any program that you consider unacceptable (i.e., you would not want to be matched to the program, even if it was the only position available to you in the Match). You can only be matched to programs that appear on your Rank Order List.



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