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Withdraw from the Match

The 2018 MedPhys Match


Before You Withdraw

Only programs that are no longer offering positions that start between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 should withdraw from the MedPhys Match.

No Applicants to Rank: If a program has positions available that start between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 that you would like to fill, but has no acceptable applicants to rank, you should not withdraw the program as its positions can be offered in the Post-Match Process. In this case, you should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks in the NMS Match System. The program will remain active in the Match, and will be included on the List of Programs with Available Positions for 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A withdrawn program will not be included in the matching process, will not be matched with any applicants, and will not be included on the List of Programs with Available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 for the use of unmatched applicants in the Post-Match Process.

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

You can withdraw a program from the MedPhys Match at any time before the Rank Order List deadline.

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
  • Select a reason for the withdrawal
  • Enter your password and press Submit to confirm the withdrawal
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How to Reinstate a Program

If you withdraw a program, but subsequently decide that you want to offer that program in the Match or want to include the program in the List of Programs with Available Positions for the Post-Match Process, you can reinstate the program in the MedPhys Match before the Rank Order List Deadline.

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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