Announcements, Activities and Events
May 7, 2019
NMS Invited to Present at MATCH-UP 2019
NMS has been invited to present at MATCH-UP 2019, the 5th International Workshop on Matching Under Preferences in Ascona, Switzerland, May 26-29, 2019. This workshop brings together leading researchers and practitioners from around the world to discuss matching algorithms, mechanism design, and market dynamics.
April 26, 2019
Genetic Counseling Admissions Match Fills 99.5% of Available Positions
We are pleased to report that 464 applicants were admitted into masters-level Genetic Counseling programs in the US and Canada using the GC Admissions Match. Accommodating complex financial aid and class diversity requirements into the ranking and matching process has created a fair, efficient, and transparent recruitment process for all stakeholders.
March 25, 2019
APPIC Match Successfully Places 95% of Psychology Doctoral Students into Internships
We are pleased to report that 3563 participating psychology doctoral students were successfully matched to internship positions through Phase I and Phase II of the 2019 APPIC Match. NMS's implementation of the APPIC Match across two-phases has provided a fair, effective, and efficient process to transition students from their academic training into internship.
January 20, 2019
NMS Adds Diversity and Cohort Recruitment Options to its Online Matching Platform
NMS has added new tools to its online matching platform to allow programs to recruit a particular mix or distribution of applicants based on different characteristics. These tools help programs achieve diversity objectives and optimize the characteristics of their incoming cohort.
October 28, 2018
NMS Presents at 104th AAP Annual Meeting
NMS presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, The presentation provided an overview of the benefits of the Dental Match and shared data and insights from the participation of periodontic postdoctoral education programs in the 2018 Dental Match.
July 18, 2018
NMS Develops an Online Interactive Demonstration of the Roth Peranson Matching Algorithm
NMS has released an online tool to allow Match participants to simulate the processing of the Match under different scenarios. The online demonstration enables users to specify applicant and program rankings and view a step-by-step processing of how the Roth Peranson Matching Algorithm reaches its result.
April 27, 2018
Inaugural Genetic Counseling Admissions Match A Resounding Success
NMS and the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) implemented the inaugural GC Admissions Match to admit applicants into masters-level genetic counseling programs in the United States and Canada. The Match was a resounding success filling 99.5% of available positions. The Match process was efficient, transparent, and well received by participating applicants and programs.
April 12, 2018
NMS's Two-Phase Match Fills 99% of Pharmacy Residency Positions
NMS's two-phase Match used to place applicants into pharmacy residency positions successfully filled 4393 of 4452 positions available for training in 2018. The two-phase Match offered by NMS continues to be the most fair, effective, and efficient process to clear competitive recruitment markets.
October 9, 2017
NMS Releases the 2017 Dental Recruiting Insight Report
As part of its research and data analysis offering, NMS developed a recruiting insight report to provide applicants and program directors interested in the Dental Match with key insights into the recruitment process. Through analysis of participant survey, application, and Match data, the report provides a statistical study of factors influencing applicants' decision making, their competitiveness for placement, and other useful information for anyone interested in obtaining a dental residency position.
June 1, 2017
NMS Implements a Fully Online Registration Process for Programs
NMS has developed a fully online registration process providing its participating programs with a convenient online portal to sign up for a Match, provide details of their program offering and pay any fees for the Match. The online registration process has led to improved compliance and shorter response times. The online process will be rolled out over the next year to each of the matching programs administered by NMS.
May 1, 2017
NMS Launches the GC Admissions Match for Genetic Counseling
The Genetic Counseling Admissions Match (GC Admissions Match) has been established to place applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs in the United States and Canada. This partnership between NMS and the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) is the first matching program in North America to manage the admissions process for entry into masters-level professional schools.
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 collaboration 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".