Schedule of Dates

The 2021 ASHP Match


Full Schedule of Dates

August, 2020 Residency registration emails for participation in the Match are sent to Residency Program Directors, who must complete the online registration process using the NMS Match System.
November 1, 2020 By this date a list of programs participating in the Match will be available on this web site.
November 3, 2020

Applicant Registration Opens: Beginning on this date, applicants can register for the Match. Prior to registering, applicants should review information about applicant registration on this web site. Applicants register for the Match via the online registration portal shared by the Match and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). The registration portal can be accessed from the Applicant Registration page on this web site.

Applicants must apply to programs independently of the Match. All residencies that participate in the Match also participate in PhORCAS. Applicants must register for the Match before they can send applications to those residencies using PhORCAS. Applicants must abide by the individual application deadline dates set by each program.

December 18, 2020 Early Commitment Deadline: The final deadline for PGY2 programs to offer and for PGY1 residents to accept positions through the Early Commitment Process is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date. Information about the Early Commitment Process is available on this web site.
December 31, 2020 Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.
February 15, 2021
Phase I Rankings Open: Beginning on this date, applicants and programs can submit Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match using the NMS Match System.
March 4, 2021 No applicants can register to participate in Phase I of the Match after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date.
March 5, 2021
Phase I Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match. No Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match can be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date.
March 19, 2021

Phase I Match Results Day: Results of Phase I of the Match are released to applicants and Program Directors.

Program Directors must send letters of agreement, no later than April 18, 2021, to matched applicants who must sign and return the letters of agreement.

Positions available after Phase I of the Match are offered to applicants who were not matched in Phase I through Phase II of the Match. A list of programs with available positions for Phase II of the Match is provided on this web site beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time.

Applicants who are not matched to a position in Phase I, as well as applicants who did not participate in Phase I, can use PhORCAS to prepare applications beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time.

March 23, 2021

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, applicants who did not obtain a position in Phase I of the Match or who did not participate in Phase I of the Match can submit applications using PhORCAS to programs participating in Phase II of the Match.

Applicants and Programs that are eligible to participate in Phase II of the Match can access the NMS Match System beginning on this date to update their status and profile information for Phase II (e.g., withdraw or reactivate, update contact information, update number of positions available, etc.).

March 29, 2021
Phase II Rankings Open: Beginning on this date, applicants and programs can submit Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match.
April 6, 2021 No applicants can register to participate in Phase II of the Match after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date.
April 7, 2021
Phase II Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match. No Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match can be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date.
April 14, 2021

Phase II Match Results Day: Results of Phase II of the Match are released to applicants and Program Directors.

Program Directors must send letters of agreement, no later than May 14, 2021, to matched applicants who must sign and return the letters of agreement.

No action to fill available positions, such as contacts or interviews between applicants and programs, is to be taken on April 14 prior to 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time.

Beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time, a list of programs with available positions for the Post-Match Process is provided on this web site. Applicants who do not obtain a position in the Match can use PhORCAS to prepare applications to programs in the Post-Match Process. Programs can update information on positions available in the Post-Match Process in the NMS Match System until May 31.

April 15, 2021
Beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time, applicants who did not obtain a position in either Phase of the Match, or who did not participate in either Phase of the Match, can submit applications using PhORCAS to programs in the Post-Match Process.
April 21, 2021 Recommended date for programs in the Post-Match Process to begin to make offers to applicants.

Updated December 14, 2020