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Programs NMS Match System Guide

The 2018 Genetic Counseling Admissions Match


Log In

  • Access NMS Match System

    You can access the NMS Match System by selecting the Log In option in the menu button in the top-right corner of the screen.

    To log in to the NMS Match System for the first time you will need to use the e-mail address and initial password sent to you by NMS via e-mail.

    You can change your login credentials in the NMS Match System if you wish.

  • Program Directors with Multiple Tracks

    If you have more than one track registered in the Match, you will be presented with a list of the tracks after you log in to the system. You must select a track from the list in order to reach the Dashboard page for the track.

  • New/Changed Program Director

    If you are a Program Director and do not have access to the login information created by the former Program Director, you must send a signed request to NMS, on program letterhead, requesting that NMS update the account information for your program. The letter can be sent to gcadmissions@natmatch.com.

  • Forgot Password?

    If you do not recall your password, please use the Forgot Password? link available on the NMS Match System login page and follow the instructions to reset your password.

    If you need assistance in answering your security questions, please contact NMS for assistance.

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Dashboard

After you log in to the NMS Match System for a track, you are presented with a Dashboard. The Dashboard shows your track’s current status in the Match, the number of positions being offered, and information about the track’s rankings for the Match.

  • Switch to the Dashboard of Another Track

    If you have more than one track registered for the Match, you can use the Switch button at the top of the Dashboard to access the Dashboard of another track without having to log out of the system.

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  • Status - Withdraw or Reinstate

    The Status section shows the track's participation status in the Match. All registered tracks that intend to offer positions in 2018 should have a status of Active,

    The status of a track can be changed in the NMS Match System until the Rank Order List deadline.

    No Acceptable Applicants: If your track has positions available but no acceptable applicants to rank, you should not withdraw the track but should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks when the NMS Match System is open to the entry of rankings.

    If the track is no longer offering positions in 2018, it should be withdrawn from the Match.


    Withdraw a Track:

    • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
    • Select a reason for withdrawing
    • Enter your password and press Submit.
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    If you have withdrawn a track, but now want that track to participate in the Match, or to be included on the List of programs with the Available Positions after the Match, you can reinstate the track prior to the Rank Order List deadline.

    Reinstate a Track:

    • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
    • Follow the instructions provided on the screen to complete the reinstatement process.
  • Rank Order List Status

    The Rankings section of the Dashboard provides a summary of the track's Rank Order List information. The summary information shows the number of ranks on the Rank Order List and whether or not the Rank Order List is certified for use in the Match.

    The NMS Match System will open for the entry of Rankings on March 29, 2018


Positions

You should ensure that the number of positions to be filled in the Match is shown correctly for each track. The number of positions to be filled for a track can be changed, if necessary.

  • Change the number of positions offered in the Match
    • Select the Edit button in the Positions section of the Dashboard
    • Select the appropriate number of positions to be filled

    In accordance with the Terms of the Program Agreement, all available positions that start training between June 2018 and January 2019 must be offered through the GC Admissions Match.

    The number of positions offered by a track can be changed until the Rank Order List deadline, April 13, 2018.

Account

You can change your e-mail, password and security questions in the Account section, which is accessed by selecting the appropriate option from the menu. You can also add a new track to your program in this section.

Ensure your e-mail address is correct as all Match communications, including your program's Match results, will be sent to that e-mail address.

  • If you are responsible for more than one track, any changes you make to your Account information will apply to all of your tracks.
  • If you change your e-mail or password, you will have to use the new values the next time you log in to the NMS Match System.
  • Add a New Track to Your Program
    • Use the Add New Track button in the Account section to add an additional track to your program.
    • Select the number of positions to be filled and edit the description of the new track.
    • The description of the new track must be unique and clearly distinguish that track from any other track offered by your program.
    • The Track Code Number will be assigned to the new track automatically by the system.

    You can add a track to your program prior to the system opening for rankings on March 29, 2018.

Profile

The Profile section shows the Code Number and track description of the track, as well as program information (Program Display Name, Program Director name, mailing address, e-mail, telephone number and fax number).

You may edit most of the information in the Profile section until the Rank Order List deadline. However, you cannot change the program Display Name or the track description once the NMS Match System is open for the entry of rankings. Ensure your contact information is accurate in case questions arise regarding your Rank Order List.

  • Change Profile Information
    • Select the Edit button next to the information you want to change.
    • Update the information, and press the Save button.

    Detailed instructions about the content to be entered into each field can be found by pressing the tooltip icon (?) next to the field name.

If your program has more than one track in the Match, any changes you make to the program information for one track will be made automatically for all tracks at the program. You cannot have different contact information for different tracks within your program.

Enter and Certify Rankings

Key Dates

System Opens For Rankings March 29, 2018
Rank Order List Deadline April 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

You will not be able to access the NMS Match System to enter or certify a Rank Order List after the Rank Order List deadline. You are strongly advised to enter your rankings and certify your Rank Order List well before the Rank Order List deadline to avoid potential system access problems near the deadline.


Enter, Edit, Print and Certify Your Rank Order List

If your program offers more than one track in the Match, you must enter and certify a separate Rank Order List for each track offered by your program in the Match.

Information and instructions on the use of the NMS Match System to enter and certify Rank Order Lists will be posted on this web site by March 22, 2018.

System Requirements

The online NMS Match System is designed to be used with the security and features of modern web browsers.

  • System Requirements

    We recommend using the most up to date version of one of the following browsers:

    If you log in to the system with a browser that is not in the list above, or with a browser that is significantly out of date, you may experience problems.

    You must have JavaScript enabled and your browser must accept cookies in order for the NMS Match System to function correctly.











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