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Applications and Interviews

The 2018 Genetic Counseling Admissions Match


Applications

Applications are submitted and evaluated independent of the Match.

According to the GC Admissions Match rules, registered programs may only consider applications from applicants that have registered to participate in the Match.

List of Registered Applicants

Programs can access a List of Registered Applicants in the NMS Match System.

You should use the online list to confirm that each of your applicants has registered to participate in the Match.


Log In to the NMS Match System

You can verify that an applicant has registered for the Match by ensuring the Match Code Number provided to you by the applicant matches the one listed for them in the online List of Registered Applicants. You can search for applicants in the online list by Code Number, first name or last name. If the Code Number provided by the applicant is different from what is shown in the list contact the applicant to confirm their correct Match Code Number.

If you wish to consider an applicant who does not appear in the online list, contact the applicant and encourage them to register for the Match as soon as possible. Once registered, applicants will be added to the online list in real-time. The final possible date for applicants to register is April 13, 2018. However, applicants should register well before this date to ensure there is sufficient time to consider applications, conduct interviews, and submit rankings for the Match.

If a previously registered applicant withdraws from the Match, the applicant's withdrawn status will be shown in the list. Withdrawn applicants can reinstate themselves in the Match any time prior to the Rank Order List deadline. Therefore, you may want to continue considering an applicant that is shown as withdrawn.

Interviews

In order to submit your Rank Order List(s) by the deadline (April 13, 2018), all your applicant interviews should be completed before that deadline date. You are reminded that, according to the Terms of the Program Agreement for participation in the Match, you may not make any offers of appointment to, or require any commitments from, any applicant prior to the release of the Match results.

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. Furthermore, while you may freely discuss any matter with an applicant, neither party may disclose to the other party or solicit from the other party any information regarding the positioning of any program or applicant on a Rank Order List.

Programs that offer more than one track are expected to ask applicants which track(s) the applicants are interested in, and may indicate which track(s) the applicants may be considered for. However, programs may not indicate the position of any applicant on a track's Rank Order List, and may not solicit information about the position of any track on any applicant's Rank Order List.

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