Recent News

Announcements, Activities and Events

March 17, 2017

NMS's Two-Phase Match Helps Manage Exponential Growth in Pharmacy Residencies

The two-phase Match for pharmacy residency positions developed by NMS in collobaration with ASHP continues to meet the needs of an exponentially growing recruitment market. The results of Phase I of the Match had record numbers of participating applicants, residencies and positions.

Read the press release.


February 15, 2017

Periodontics Residencies Join the Dental Match

NMS has partnered with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) to have accredited periodontic residency programs join the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program ("the Dental Match") starting with the Match for positions beginning in 2018.


December 20, 2016

NMS Partners with AGCPD to Develop a Match for Admissions into Genetic Counseling Programs

The Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) has partnered with NMS to design and administer the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match (GC Admissions Match). The GC Admissions Match will place applicants into masters-level genetic counseling programs in the US and Canada.

Learn more at natmatch.com/gcadmissions.


July 20, 2016

Prosthodontic Residencies Join the Dental Match

NMS has partnered with the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) to have accredited prosthodontic residency programs join the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program ("the Dental Match") starting with the Match for positions beginning in 2018.


April 26, 2016

Canadian General Practice Residency Programs Join the Dental Match

NMS has partnered with the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists (CAHD) and the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) to have Canadian General Practice Residency Programs join the 2017 Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program ("the Dental Match"). This will create a fairer and more efficient recruitment process for Canadian GPR positions and help unify the admissions process for Dental Residencies across North America.

Learn more at natmatch.com/dentres.


April 8, 2016

NMS's Implementation of Two-Phase Match A Resounding Success

The two-phase Match implemented by NMS on behalf of ASHP successfully filled more than 99% of the available residency positions in 2016. NMS's two-phase Match process has become a tool of choice for organizations and associations looking to effectively and fairly manage large competitive recruitment markets.

We are extremely pleased with the results of the Match this year, as it shows that our residency program capacity is clearly growing. Our new Second Match also helped ensure an orderly process to help individuals link up with open residency positions.Janet Silvester, Pharm.D., M.strong.A., FASHP, Vice President, ASHP Accreditation Services Office.

Read the press release.


March 13, 2016

NMS Presents at ADEA Annual Session

NMS provided a seminar session for dental students, residency program directors and school representatives the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. The presentation provided an overview of the benefits of the Match and outlined how students and programs participate.


December 15, 2015

NMS Conducts Matching Pilot with Royal Bank of Canada

NMS collaborated with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to implement a pilot matching program to place leadership candidates into enterprise-wide rotational programs. RBC, one of Canada's largest employers, initiated the pilot to enhance the efficiency and transparency of the assignment process for rotational programs. NMS worked with RBC to design the program, integrate it into existing workflows, and execute the match.

Partnering with NMS was a great experience from offering customized matching to improved efficiency and transparency along the process. I am extremely pleased with their professionalism and ability to apply their work to financial services and look forward to continued matching efforts in futureLinda Bogoch, Program Director, Leadership, Royal Bank of Canada


August 10, 2015

NMS Implements a Two-Phase Match for Pharmacy Residencies

To meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of pharmacists and student pharmacists who are seeking residencies as well as residency programs that are seeking applicants, ASHP is collaborating with NMS to add a second NMS Match (Phase II) to the ASHP Resident Matching Program. The new Phase II Match will replace the current informal "Post-Match Scramble" and ensure that student pharmacists have another structured opportunity to connect with open positions.

Read the press release.


May 15, 2015

NMS Presents at the 2015 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in San Francisco

Jonah Peranson, Vice President of NMS, was invited by AAO to give a lecture at the Charles J. Burstone Educational Leadership Conference on participation and outcomes for orthodontic residency programs in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.


March 1, 2015

NMS Launches a New Matching Program for Undergraduate Internships at The University of Texas at Austin

The University Leadership Network (ULN) program at the University of Texas at Austin has partnered with NMS to deliver a matching program to place scholarship students into internship positions.

Learn more at natmatch.com/ulnmatch.


October 1, 2014

NMS Launches a New Matching Program for Medical Physics Residencies

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs engaged NMS to design and administer the MedPhys Match - a matching program that places graduate students and postgraduate trainees into medical physics residency programs.

Learn more at natmatch.com/medphys.


June 25, 2014

NMS Presents at the 25th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory Matching and Market

Elliott Peranson, President of NMS, was invited by Al Roth (Stanford) and Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard) to give a lecture at the 25th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory Matching and Market on Issues in Real-World Matching Market Design.


May 6, 2014

NMS Develops Recruiting Insight Reports

Using a combination of online participant surveys and Match data, NMS has developed two companion analytical reports to provide applicants and program directors interested in the Dental Match with key insights into the recruitment process. The reports have information on factors influencing applicants' and programs' decision making, comparisons of outcomes for different applicant and program types, and other useful information for anyone interested in participating in the Match.

See a sample Student Report and Program Director Report.


May 1, 2014

NMS Launches Optometry Resident Directory on behalf of ASCO

The Optometry Resident Directory provides a centralized online source of information on optometry residents. This new service is sponsored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and Alcon and is administered by NMS.

Learn more at odresidents.com.


April 4, 2014

NMS Presents on Outcomes and Trends at Annual AACOM Educators Meeting

NMS President, Elliott Peranson, presented on trends affecting applicants and programs in the AOA Match. The presentation included a comprehensive analysis on supply and demand of internships and residencies as well as a comparison of participation and outcomes for osteopathic students in the allopathic medicine Match.

See the full presentation here.


February 22, 2014

NMS Presents at ADEA Virtual Fair

NMS provided a virtual session for prospective dental residents on the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. The presentation provided an overview of the benefits of the Match and the process for students to participate.


January 1, 2014

NMS's Video on the Match Algorithm Builds Audience

In November 2013, NMS created an online video to help explain how the Nobel-prize recognized algorithm that sits at the core of its matching services works to place applicants into positions. The video has quickly gained traction and is amongst the top ten results for views and relevance on YouTube when searching for "Match Algorithm".

Watch the video.