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No Applicants to Rank

The 2018 ASHP Match


If a program does not have any acceptable applicants to rank for the Match, there are three options for the position(s) available in the program:

  • Certify A Rank Order List with No Ranks
    (Offer the Positions in Phase II of the Match)

    If the program has positions available to begin in 2018 but no acceptable applicants to rank, you should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks.

    This indicates to NMS that the program is still active, but you have no ranks to submit for the program (the program should not be withdrawn).

    To certify a Rank Order List with No Ranks:

    • Log In to the NMS Match System
    • Ensure that the program is shown as active in the Status section of the Dashboard
    • Select the Rankings option from the menu
    • With no applicants listed on your Rank Order List, press the Submit for Certification button
    • Enter your password and press Submit
    submit no ranks

    The program will be able to receive applications for and participate in Phase II of the Match to fill its available position(s). Applicants will be able to submit applications to the program for Phase II through PhORCAS beginning on March 23, 2018.

  • Move the Positions to Another Program

    You may wish to move the position(s) to another program within your organization where the position(s) may be filled in the Match.

    In this case, prior to the Rank Order List deadline, you must withdraw this program from the Match and increase the number of positions to be filled in the other program accordingly. Since the program is withdrawn and the position(s) have been moved to another program, this program will be excluded from Phase II of the Match and the Post-Match Process.

  • Withdraw the Program From the Match

    If the program no longer has positions available to start training in 2018, the program should withdraw from the Match using the NMS Match System.

    The program will not be included in the Match, will not be matched with any applicants, will not revert any unfilled positions to another program or receive any unfilled positions from another program, and will be excluded from Phase II of the Match and the Post-Match Process.

If you previously submitted instructions to revert the unfilled position(s) from a program that now has no applicants to rank, you should instruct NMS in writing to delete the previously submitted reversion.

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