Applications are not processed by NMS. Programs that participate in the Match use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) to review applications. Applicants must be registered for the Match in order to be able to send applications to programs using PhORCAS.
PhORCAS is a separate and distinct service from the Match, run by a different organization.
|PhORCAS||The ASHP Match|
|Distributes application information submitted by applicants to programs.||Collects ranking preferences from applicants and programs at the end of the application process, and provides the best possible match result.|
|Contact PhORCAS customer support at PhORCASinfo@PhORCAS.org or 617–612–2868||Contact NMS customer support at email@example.com or 800-461-6322|
PhORCAS and the Match collaborate and share information on applicants and residencies to ensure the services operate in a coordinated manner.
ASHP and the Match maintain separate directories that applicants may consult when searching for programs of interest. The two directories serve different purposes. To minimize confusion for applicants, you should ensure that the residency name for your residency in each directory is consistent.
|ASHP Online Residency Directory||Match List of Participating Programs|
|View||ASHP Online Residency Directory||Match List of Participating Programs|
|Support||Contact ASHP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 664-8645||Contact NMS customer support at email@example.com or 800-461-6322|
In order to submit your Rank Order List(s) by the deadline, all your applicant interviews must be completed before that deadline date.
Programs may not communicate their ranking intentions to applicants, or request that any applicant state how any program will be ranked on the applicant's Rank Order List. Similarly, applicants may not communicate their ranking intentions to programs, or request information on how any participating program intends to rank any applicant.
Programs may not make any offers of appointment to or require any commitments from applicants prior to the release of the results for Phase I of the Match, except for PGY2 residency positions that may be committed to PGY1 residents in accordance with the Early Commitment Process. Furthermore, for any positions that are left unfilled in Phase I or that are added for Phase II of the Match, programs may not make any offers of appointment to or require any commitments from applicants prior to the release of the results for Phase II of the Match.
List of Registered Applicants
Residencies participating in the Match have access to a List of Registered Applicants in the NMS Match System. The list shows the name and Match Code Number assigned to each applicant who is registered to participate in the Match.
You must log in to the NMS Match System to access the list.
Only applicants who are registered for the Match can be included on your Rank Order List. Check that all applicants your program intends to rank are included in the List of Registered Applicants.If you wish to rank an applicant who does not appear in the List, contact the applicant and encourage them to register for the Match as soon as possible.
Note: Applicants who match in Phase I of the Match are not eligible to match in Phase II. Therefore, these applicants will be removed from the List of Registered Applicants prior to the opening of the NMS Match System for rankings for Phase II.