What happens if I do not Match?
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. noon ET on April 12, 2018 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 independent of the Match. NMS is not involved in the filling of positions during the Post-Match Process.
What happens 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 participation in future ASHP Resident Matching Programs.