Results For Applicants

2019 ORMatch


Match Results

Registered applicants must log in to the NMS Match System to access their Match result.

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  • Match Result Information Available
    • All applicants have access to information on whether or not they matched to a position. Matched applicants will be told the specific program to which they matched.
    • Your ORMatch result will be available to the Directors of Residencies at each ASCO affiliated school and college of optometry and to all residency sites that participated in ORMatch, but it will not be available to other applicants.
    • A list of programs with positions available after the Match is publicly available. Residency Sites and Directors of Residencies at schools and colleges of optometry have access to information on applicants who certified a Rank Order List but were not matched to a position.
    • Summary statistics of the results of ORMatch are publicly available.

Although NMS makes every effort to provide you with your Match result expeditiously, failure to receive your result in a timely manner does not affect your obligation to the program where you are matched.

If you matched, the program where you matched will send you a letter of confirmation within 10 working days of the release of the ORMatch results. You must sign and return the letter within 30 days of the release of the ORMatch results.

If you did not obtain a position in the match, you may participate in the Post-Match Process for available positions.

In June, ORMatch will send to programs updated NBEO Score Report Data for all of their matched applicants.

If a program does not honor its Match commitment, report the case to either NMS or ASCO.


Post-Match Process

Beginning at 12:00 p.m noon ET on March 18, 2019, applicants who are not matched are permitted to seek and fill positions that remain available independently of the Match. NMS is not involved in the filling of positions during the Post-Match Process.

List of Programs with Available Positions

Unmatched applicants seeking positions should contact residency sites directly.

Residency Sites and Directors of Residencies at schools and colleges of optometry have access to information on applicants who certified a Rank Order List but were not matched to a position.


Match Statistics

Statistics for the 2019 Match and previous years are available.

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Optometry Resident Directory

Applicants who obtain a position in the Match or Post-Match Process may have their information added to the Optometry Resident Directory. The Optometry Resident Directory is an online service sponsored by ASCO that helps residents and outside entities network with one another for career opportunities. The Directory allows you to stay connected to the optometric community while providing prospective employers with an easy way to identify residents who might be a good fit for their practices.

NMS will send e-mails to applicants in June when they are added to the Directory. At that time, applicants may log in to the Directory to update or delete their information, if necessary.

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