Rankings by Applicants

The 2022 APPIC Match


Rankings by Applicants

The 2022 APPIC Internship Matching Program


Things to Know

  1. The list of preferred programs you submit to the Match is called a Rank Order List.
  2. You must log in to the online NMS Match System to enter and certify your Rank Order List by the Rank Order List deadline for each Phase of the Match.
  3. If you do not intend to submit a Rank Order List for a Phase of the Match, you must withdraw from that Phase using the NMS Match System.

Key Dates

Phase I

NMS Match System Opens For Rankings January 17, 2022
Rank Order List Deadline February 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Phase II

System Opens For Phase II Updates February 23, 2022
NMS Match System Opens For Rankings February 24, 2022
Rank Order List Deadline March 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

The deadline for applicants to register for the Match is February 4, 2022. To participate in Phase I of the Match, applicants should be registered well before this date to ensure there is sufficient time for applications, interviews, evaluations, and to be included on Rank Order Lists submitted by programs. To participate in Phase II of the Match, applicants must be registered no later than February 4, 2022.


Strategy

The matching algorithm is designed such that it cannot be gamed or manipulated.

The only strategy is to rank your choices in order of your true preferences, without considering how you expect to be ranked by any program.

Rank all programs at training sites where you applied that would be acceptable to you. Submitting a longer list of programs may reduce your chances of being left unmatched.

Do not rank any program that you consider unacceptable (i.e., you would not want to be matched to the program, under any circumstances). You can only be matched to a program that appears on your Rank Order List.


Certify Your Rank Order List

You must certify your Rank Order List in the NMS Match System for it to be used in the Match. Certifying your Rank Order List lets NMS know it is ready to be used in the Match.

You can make changes to your list even after it is certified, until the Rank Order List deadline. If you make changes to a list that has been certified, you simply have to certify your list again before the deadline for it to be used in the Match.


Couples

Two applicants who wish to coordinate their matches (e.g., obtain positions in the same geographic location) may participate in the Match as a Couple.


NMS Match System Guides

Consult either the Account User Guide or the Rankings User Guide for detailed instructions for using the NMS Match System.

To jump to the instructions for a specific task within the System Guides, refer to the links below: