Withdraw From the Match

2019 ORMatch


Things to Know

If you accept a position at a program that is not participating in the Match, or if you will not be submitting any rankings of programs for any other reason, you must withdraw yourself from the Match by the Rank Order List deadline.

Applicants who withdraw from the Match will not be matched to a position. However, withdrawn applicants are permitted to seek positions after the Match. They will be able to access information on positions that remain available after the Match.

Implications of Withdrawing

If you withdraw, you will not be matched to a position and you will not be included on the List of Unmatched Applicants provided to programs in the Post-Match Process. Any rankings of programs you may have submitted will not be used in the Match. You will also not receive further communications about participating in the Match from NMS. However, you will be able to access information on positions that remain available in order to seek a position after the Match.

If you submit and certify a Rank Order List and you do not withdraw by the Rank Order List deadline, your Rank Order List will be included in the Match. If you are matched with a program, you must accept the position with which you are matched, as described in the Applicant Agreement.

How to Withdraw

To withdraw yourself from the Match using the NMS Match System:

  • Log in to the NMS Match System when it is available
  • Select Edit from the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Select a reason for your withdrawal and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.

Reinstating Yourself to Participate in the Match

If you withdraw but subsequently decide to submit rankings for the Match, you can reinstate yourself through the NMS Match System prior to the Rank Order List deadline on March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To reinstate yourself in the Match:

  • Log in to the NMS Match System when it is available
  • Select Edit from the Status section of the Dashboard
  • Follow the instructions provided on the screen to complete the reinstatement process.
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