Applicants Help - Ranking Issues

The 2019 ASHP Match


The program I want to rank is withdrawn.

You should leave the withdrawn program ranked on your list. If you leave the program on your list and the program's participation status in the Match becomes active before the Rank Order List deadline, that ranking will be used in the Match. If the program remains withdrawn, that ranking will not be used in the Match, and your list will be processed as if you had not ranked the withdrawn program.


Can I change my rankings after certifying my list?

Yes. Even if you have already certified your Rank Order List you can return at any time to make changes until the Rank Order List deadline.

If you make changes to a list after it is certified, the list will become uncertified and you will have to re-certify the list in order for it to be used in the Match.


I do not intend to submit a Rank Order List. What do I need to do?

If you have accepted a position at a program that is not participating in the Match, or if you have decided not to submit a Rank Order List for either Phase of the Match for any other reason, then you must withdraw and indicate you are withdrawing from both Phase I and Phase II of the Match. Your withdrawn status will be carried over to Phase II; you do not have to withdraw again during Phase II.

If you do not intend to submit a Rank Order List for Phase I but you do plan to participate in Phase II of the Match, you should withdraw from Phase I of the Match prior to the Phase I Rank Order List deadline. When you withdraw, you should indicate you are withdrawing from Phase I only. If you withdraw only from Phase I, you will automatically be made active for Phase II of the Match.

If you did not withdraw from both Phases of the Match prior to the Phase I Rank Order List deadline, and you do not intend to submit a Rank Order List for Phase II, you should withdraw from Phase II of the Match prior to the Phase II Rank Order List deadline.


Can I view my Rank Order List after the deadline?

You will be able to view your Rank Order List until the day after the Match Results are released for each Phase of the Match. However, you will not be able to change any information or certify a Rank Order List in the NMS Match System after the Rank Order List deadline.


I can't find the program I want to rank in the NMS Match System.

Only programs that are registered for the Match may be included on your Rank Order List. Consult the List of Participating Programs to ensure the program you want to rank is registered for the Match.

If the program is not included in the List of Participating Programs, contact the Program Director directly to clarify the program's participation status in the Match.

Within the NMS Match System, programs can be searched by Code Number, name of residency, location, program description, Program Director name, or program Code Number as they appear in the List of Participating Programs.


Do my rankings from Phase I affect my rankings in Phase II?

No. If you do not obtain a position in Phase I of the Match, you will be eligible to submit a new Rank Order List for Phase II of the Match.

The Rank Order List you submit for Phase II is completely unrelated to the Rank Order List you submitted for Phase I. None of the rankings you submitted for Phase I will be carried over to Phase II. You may apply to and rank any program that is participating in Phase II on your Phase II Rank Order List.

If you discover that a program to which you previously applied in Phase I has a position available in Phase II, you may apply to that program again for Phase II, and rank that program on your Rank Order List for Phase II (regardless of whether or not you included that program on your Rank Order List for Phase I).








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