Results

Results & Post-Match

Match Results Day

  • How do I get my Match result?

    Match results will be available in the NMS Match System starting at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time on the Match Results Day. You will also be sent an email with your Match result before 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time on the Match Results Day. However, we cannot guarantee an email delivery time due to unreliable email exchanges and inbound servers.

  • Why do I have to wait to get my result?

    NMS spends the time between the Rank Order List deadline and the Match Results Day checking and re-checking the data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Match results. Before we can process the Match, we look for potential errors or mistakes in the rankings submitted by applicants and programs. We are able to catch some (but not all) errors, and it does take a significant amount of time to reach these participants to follow-up, verify, and correct these mistakes. Program Coordinators and applicants are generally busy and can be very difficult to reach. We then have to run the matching algorithm and prepare the results for distribution via the various channels. While it may seem like it takes a long time to get your result, we are able to deliver the results in a time frame that is equal to or less than that of other matching programs of comparable (or even smaller) size in other professions.

Matched Applicants

  • Why do I have to wait until 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time to contact my program?

    We make every effort to send applicants and programs their results by email before 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time. However, due to unreliable email exchanges and inbound message handling, we cannot guarantee the time of delivery.

    We ask that applicants and programs wait until 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time before contacting each other to ensure that all participants have an opportunity to obtain their results online through the NMS Match System if they did not receive the email.

  • What should I do if I haven't received a letter of confirmation from my matched program?

    Your residency must send you a letter of confirmation of the ORMatch result within 10 days of the release of the Match results. Applicants must return the letter in accordance with the program's instructions within 30 days of the release of the Match results.

    If you did not receive the letter within 10 days of the release of the Match results, you should contact the Program Coordinator directly.

  • When will my final NBEO Score Report Data be sent to programs?

    If you are matched, ORMatch will send updated NBEO Score Report Data in June to the program where you are matched. If you accept a position during the Post-Match Process, ORMatch can include your scores in the June report, provided that the Program Coordinator requests this information from ORMatch and you confirm your acceptance of the position.

    ORMatch will send you an email to review the NBEO Score Report Data that is sent to programs. It is your responsibility to correct any errors or omissions in the NBEO Score Report Data directly with the program(s). You can access your NBEO Score Report Data from the NBEO website.

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Unmatched Applicants

  • I didn't match. What do I do now?

    Following release of the results, applicants who are not matched are permitted to seek and fill positions that remain available independently of ORMatch.

    A List of Programs with Available Positions in the Post-Match Process will be posted on this website. Applicants who registered for ORMatch but did not obtain a position can use the ORMatch Application Service to send applications online to programs in the Post-Match Process.

Post-Match Process

  • What is the Post-Match Process?

    The Post-Match Process is the period after release of the Match results when programs with unfilled positions will try to fill those positions with applicants who did not match. No action to fill positions available in the Post-Match Process is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time on Match Results Day.

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  • How does the Post-Match Process work?

    Following release of the results, unmatched applicants are permitted to seek and fill positions that remain available, independently of the Match.

    Applicants will have access to a list of residencies with available positions. Residencies will have access to information on unmatched applicants.

    Programs are able to obtain applications from applicants in any manner they desire, including directly from applicants. Applicants who registered for ORMatch but did not obtain a position can use the NMS Match System to send applications online to programs in the Post-Match Process. Individuals who did not register for ORMatch prior to the Rank Order List deadline but are seeking positions during the Post-Match Process must send applications to programs directly. If you have questions about a program's application procedures during the Post-Match Process, contact the program directly.

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  • How do I submit applications in the Post-Match Process?

    Programs are able to obtain applications from applicants in any manner they desire, including directly from applicants. Applicants who registered for ORMatch but did not obtain a position can use the NMS Match System to send applications online to programs in the Post-Match Process. Individuals who did not register for ORMatch prior to the Rank Order List deadline but are seeking positions during the Post-Match Process must send applications to programs directly. If you have questions about a program's application procedures during the Post-Match Process, contact the program directly.








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