Results

Results & Post-Match

Match Results Day

  • Why do I have to wait to get the results?

    NMS spends time between the Rank Order List deadline and 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.

  • I will be unavailable to receive emails the day results are released.

    If you will be unable to receive email or access your residency site's Match results online on the Match Results Day, you can provide a written and signed request to NMS on residency site letterhead to send the email of the results to an alternate contact.

    The alternate email will not replace the email currently on file in the NMS Match System. All account and residency site contact information will remain the same.

    The alternate contact will receive an email with the Match results. NMS will send the result to only one email address for each residency site.

  • Can I get a copy of my Rank Order List?

    You are able to view and print a program's Rank Order List in the NMS Match System until 4 days after the Match Results Day. You are strongly encouraged to print a copy of your Rank Order List for your residency's records before it is removed from the NMS Match System.

  • Can I get a copy of my results?

    An email containing your results is emailed to you on the Match Results Day. Your results are also available online in the NMS Match System until June 30, 2022. You are strongly encouraged to save a copy of the result notification for your residency's records before it is removed from the NMS Match System.

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Post-Match Process

  • How does the Post-Match Process work?

    Following release of the results, programs with available positions are free to contact and fill those positions with unmatched applicants. Programs are able to obtain applications from applicants in any manner they want, including directly from applicants. Applicants that registered for ORMatch can access the NMS Match System during the Post-Match Process to send applications to programs online. Individuals who did not register for ORMatch but are seeking positions in the Post-Match Process must send applications to programs directly.

    Programs that fill positions during the Post-Match Process are not required to notify NMS of the placement; however, programs should update the number of positions still available in the NMS Match System, and remove themselves from the List of Programs with Available Positions when all their positions are filled.

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  • How do I remove or add positions in the Post-Match Process?

    When the Match results are released, a list of programs that were active at the time of the Match and that did not fill all their positions in the Match is posted publicly on this website.

    Programs must log into the NMS Match System in order to update the information shown on the List of Programs with Available Positions.

    Remove Positions

    • Log into the NMS Match System
    • Select the Edit button in the Positions Available in Post-Match section of the Program Dashboard
    • Use the drop-down menu to select the number of positions still available in your program

    If you set the number of positions available to 0, the program will be removed from the list and your residency will be closed for applications.

    Add Positions

    • Log into the NMS Match System
    • Select the Edit button in the Positions Available in Post-Match section of the Program Dashboard
    • Use the drop-down menu to select the number of positions available in your program

    Programs that have at least one position available in the Post-Match Process will be shown on the List of Programs with Available Positions.








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