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The 2018 ASHP Match


August, 2017 Residency registration e-mails for participation in the Match are sent to Residency Program Directors, who must complete the online registration process.
November, 2017

Beginning in early November, applicants will be able to 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 in the United States participate in PhORCAS; applicants must register for the Match before they can send applications to those residencies. Applicants must abide by the individual application deadline dates set by each program.

November 1, 2017 By this date a list of programs participating in the Match will be available on this web site.
December 15, 2017 Final date for receipt at National Matching Services Inc. of letters of agreement and fees for the early commitment of PGY2 positions to current PGY1 residents.
December 31, 2017 Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.
February 2, 2018 By this date instructions for submitting Rank Order Lists and obtaining Match results will be available to applicants and Program Directors registered to participate in the Match.
February 12, 2018 Beginning on this date applicants and programs will be able to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match.
March 5, 2018 Final date on which applicants can register to participate in Phase I of the Match.
March 6, 2018 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 this date.
March 20, 2018

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 19, 2018, to matched applicants who must sign and return the letters of agreement.

Positions available after Phase I of the Match is completed will be offered to applicants who were not matched in Phase I through Phase II of the Match. The list of programs with available positions for Phase II of the Match will be provided on the Match web site beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon ET.

Applicants who are not matched to a position in Phase I, as well as applicants who did not participate in Phase I, will be able to use PhORCAS to prepare applications beginning on March 20 following release of the Phase I Match results.

March 23, 2018 Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on this date, applicants who did not obtain a position in Phase I of the Match or who did not participate in Phase I of the Match will be able to submit applications using PhORCAS to programs participating in Phase II of the Match.
March 27, 2018 Beginning on this date, applicants and programs will be able to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match.
April 4, 2018 Final date on which applicants can register to participate in Phase II of the Match.
April 5, 2018 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 this date.
April 12, 2018

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 12, 2018, to matched applicants who must sign and return the letters of agreement.

The list of programs with available positions after Phase II of the Match will be provided on this web site beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon ET. No action to fill available positions, such as contacts or interviews between applicants and programs, is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on April 12. Programs will be able to update information on positions available after the Match on the Match web site until May 31.

Applicants who do not obtain a position in the Match will be able to use PhORCAS to prepare applications to programs that have positions available beginning on April 12 following release of the Phase II Match results.

April 13, 2018 Beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date, applicants who did not obtain a position in either Phase of the Match, or who did not participate in either Phase of the Match, will be able to submit applications using PhORCAS to programs with available positions.
April 19, 2018 Recommended date for programs with available positions to begin making offers to applicants.
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