You must be registered for ORMatch in order to send applications to residencies using the ORMatch Application Service, submit your Rank Order List, and be ranked by programs.
Before You Register
Learn About Sending Applications to Residencies
You apply to residencies using the ORMatch Application Service, which is a component of the NMS Match System. Each residency sets its own application requirements and deadline date. You should check with each residency as soon as possible regarding its application requirements. Required components of your ORMatch application include a Letter of Intent, CV, OD Transcript, your NBEO Part I Examination score, and requests for three letters of reference.
There is a fee of $350 USD to register for ORMatch.
The fee pays for your ORMatch registration and for ten (10) credits to send applications to residencies using the ORMatch Application Service. Additional application credits can be purchased for $25 per credit.
Fees are non-refundable (even if you subsequently decide to withdraw from ORMatch) and are not transferable to future Matches or other applicants.
You should register for ORMatch by December 31, 2021. You must be registered for ORMatch in order to send applications to residencies using the ORMatch Application Service.
The final deadline to register to participate is March 1, 2022. However, most residencies consider applications, conduct their interviews, and submit their Rank Order Lists well before that date. Therefore, you should register well before the final date listed above.
After You Register
Confirmation and Code Number
When your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email that includes the 5-digit Code Number assigned to you for ORMatch. Use your Code Number in all future correspondence pertaining to ORMatch.
Updating Your Information
Once registered for ORMatch, you can log in to the NMS Match System to update your account and profile information. You can also start preparing and submitting applications to residencies.