Overview for Schools

2019 ORMatch

The Match Process

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   School Registration

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

   List of Registered Students

Directors of Residencies have access to a list of students who graduated or will graduate from their school or college and are registered for ORMatch.

   Applications to Affiliated Programs

Directors of Residencies have access to the applications submitted to each program from their affiliated residency sites that are registered to participate in ORMatch.

   Get Your Results

Match results will be released at 12:00 p.m noon ET on March 18, 2019. Results are delivered by e-mail and are also accessible online via the NMS Match System.

Key Dates

August, 2018
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
Results released.

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