Applications are submitted and evaluated independently of the Match.
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.
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 16, 2019. 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If a previously registered applicant withdraws from the Match, the applicant's withdrawn status will be shown in the list. Withdrawn applicants can reinstate themselves in the Match any time prior to the Rank Order List deadline. Therefore, you may want to continue considering an applicant that is shown as withdrawn.
In order to submit your Rank Order List(s) by the deadline (April 16, 2019), all your applicant interviews should be completed before that deadline date. You are reminded that you may not make any offers of appointment to, or require any commitments from, any applicants 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. Similarly, an applicant may voluntarily inform a program as to whether or not they intend to rank the program. However, neither the program nor applicant may ask or prompt the other side for this information.
Furthermore, neither programs nor applicants may disclose information about rank positioning. 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.