No Applicants to Rank

The 2021 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 the Post-Match Process)

    If the program has positions available to begin in 2021 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to NMS that the program is still active, but you have no ranks to submit for the program (the program should not be withdrawn). The program will be able to receive applications for and participate in the Post-Match Process to fill its available position(s). Applicants will be able to submit applications to the program for the Post-Match Process through PhORCAS beginning on April 15, 2021.

    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

  • 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 Since the program is withdrawn and the position(s) have been moved to another program, this program will be excluded from the Post-Match Process.

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