Results & Post-Match

Match Results Days

  • How do I get my Match result?

    Match results will be available in the NMS Match System starting at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the Match Results Day for each Phase of the Match. You will also be sent an email with your Match result before 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the Match Results Day. However, due to unreliable email exchanges and inbound servers, we cannot guarantee an email delivery time.

  • Why do we have to wait to get our results?

    NMS spends the time between the Rank Order List deadline and the Match Results Day checking and re-checking the data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Match results. Before we can process the Match, we look for potential errors or mistakes in the rankings submitted by applicants and programs. We are able to catch some (but not all) errors, and it does take a significant amount of time to reach these participants to follow-up, verify, and correct these mistakes. Program Directors and applicants are generally busy and can be very difficult to reach. We then have to run the matching algorithm and prepare the results for distribution via the various channels. While it may seem like it takes a long time to get your result, we are able to deliver the results in a time frame that is equal to or less than that of other matching programs of comparable (or even smaller) size in other professions.

Matched Applicants

  • Why do I have to wait until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time to contact my program?

    We make every effort to send applicants and programs their results by email before 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. However, due to unreliable email exchanges and inbound message handling, we cannot guarantee the time of delivery.

    We ask that applicants and programs wait until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time before contacting each other to ensure that all participants have an opportunity to obtain their results online through the NMS Match System if they did not receive the email.

  • What if I refuse to take my matched position?

    The Match result constitutes a binding commitment that may not be reversed unilaterally by either applicants or programs.

    If you refuse to accept a position at the program with which you have been matched, you will be in violation of the Applicant Agreement of the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

    Violations of the Agreement, such as rejecting a matched position, will be reported to ASHP. ASHP may pursue all available remedies, including reporting your actions to your school and barring you from participating in future Matches.

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Unmatched Applicants

  • I didn't match. What do I do now?

    Registered applicants who do not obtain a position in Phase I (e.g., those who withdraw or remain unmatched) will be eligible to participate in Phase II. Programs with positions available after Phase I will offer those positions to applicants in Phase II of the Match.

    Applicants participating in Phase II may apply to programs with positions available in Phase II. All applicants and programs must submit their Rank Order Lists by the Rank Order List deadline for Phase II of the Match. A second match will be carried out using those Rank Order Lists, and the results of Phase II of the Match will then be distributed.

    It is possible that, after completion of both Phases of the Match, some programs will be left with unfilled positions and some applicants will remain without a placement. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 10, 2024, a list of programs with positions available for the Post-Match Process will be available in the NMS Match System. Programs will be able to access the NMS Match System to update information on the list so that applicants seeking positions after Phase II of the Match can obtain up-to-date information on the availability of positions.

    Applicants who are not matched after Phase II of the Match are permitted to seek and fill positions that remain available independently of the Match. NMS is not involved in the filling of positions during the Post-Match Process.

Post-Match Process

  • What is the Post-Match Process?

    The Post-Match Process is the period after release of the Phase II Match results when programs with unfilled positions will try to fill those positions with applicants who did not match. No action to fill positions available in the Post-Match Process is to be taken on Phase II Match Results Day prior to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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