Withdraw from the Match

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019


Before You Withdraw

Only programs that are no longer offering positions to begin in 2019 should withdraw from the Match.

If a program has positions available to begin in 2019 that you would like to fill but has no acceptable applicants to rank, you should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks. In this case, the program should not be withdrawn, so that its positions it can be offered in the Post-Match process.

Implications of Withdrawing

A withdrawn program will not be included in the matching process, will not be matched with any applicants, and will not be included on the list of programs with available positions that is posted after the Match for the use of unmatched applicants.

If you withdraw a program, any rankings of applicants that may have been submitted for the program will not be used in the Match. Programs that submit a certified Rank Order List, and that do not withdraw by the Rank Order List deadline, will be included in the Match and will be obliged to accept the Match results.

How to Withdraw a Program

To withdraw a program from the Match:

  • Log in to the NMS Match System for the program
  • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard

  • edit status

  • Select a reason for your withdrawal
  • Enter your password and press Submit to confirm the withdrawal.

How to Reinstate a Program

If you previously withdrew a program, but subsequently decide to submit rankings of applicants for the Match or want to include the program in the Post-Match process, you can reinstate the program before the Rank Order List deadline using the NMS Match System.

To reinstate a program in the Match:

  • Log in to the NMS Match System for the program
  • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Enter your password and press Submit to complete the reinstatement.
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