Overview for Schools
The Match Process
NMS will send Directors of Residencies of ACOE accredited schools and colleges of optometry access credentials and information on tools they can use to monitor the participation of their students and residency sites in ORMatch. Directors of Residencies do not register directly with NMS for ORMatch
Residency registration e-mails for participation in ORMatch are sent to Program Coordinators.
October 3, 2018
Applicant registration opens and applicants can send applications to programs using the ORMatch Application Service. The List of Participating Programs is available.
January 31, 2019
Closing date for the ORMatch Application Service. After this date, applicants will not be able to submit applications to programs through the ORMatch Application Service.
February 19, 2019
NMS Match System opens to enter rankings.
March 8, 2019
Rank Order List deadline.
March 18, 2019