Things to Know
- You must register for the Match in order for your applications to be considered by participating programs.
- You should check with each program directly about its application requirements and procedures as each program has its own processes and deadlines.
Applications are submitted to programs independently of the Match. For information on application requirements and procedures, you must contact each program directly.
All interviews should be completed before the Rank Order List deadline date (April 13, 2022).
Programs and applicants may express a high level of interest in each other. A program may voluntarily inform an applicant as to whether or not it intends to rank the applicant, and an applicant may voluntarily inform a program as to whether or not the applicant intends to rank the program. However, neither party (program or applicant) may solicit such information from the other party, and neither party may solicit or disclose to the other party any information regarding the positioning of any program or applicant on a Rank Order List. For example, it is prohibited to make statements like "I will rank you first" or "You are at the top of my list".
Programs that offer more than one track are expected to ask applicants which track(s) the applicants are interested in, and may indicate the track(s) for which the applicants may be considered. However, programs may not solicit information about the position of any track on any applicant's Rank Order List.
Applying to Non-Match Programs
While it is expected that most programs will participate in the Match, some programs may choose not to participate.
If you apply to both participating and non-participating programs, you will have to decide prior to the Rank Order List deadline whether to accept a position outside of the Match or to participate in the Match. Only programs that are participating in the Match can be included on your Rank Order List.
If you accept a position at a program that is not participating in the Match, you must withdraw from the Match prior to the Rank Order List deadline.
If you certify a Rank Order List of participating programs and you do not withdraw prior to the Rank Order List deadline, your rankings will be used in the Match. If you are matched to a program, you must accept the position with which you are matched. If you refuse to accept the Match result, your actions may be reported to the AGCPD and penalties may be imposed as outlined in the Applicant Agreement.