Match Day & Results
How do I get my Match result?
Match results will be available in the NMS Match System starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the Match Day for each Phase of the Match. You will also be sent an email with your Match result before 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the Match Day. However, we cannot guarantee an email delivery time due to unreliable inbound email servers and exchanges.
Why do I need to wait get the Match results?
NMS spends the time between the Rank Order List deadline and the Match Day checking and re-checking the data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Match results. Before we process the Match, we look for potential errors or mistakes in the rankings submitted by applicants and programs, such as applicants who may have ranked the wrong program or training sites that may have ranked the wrong applicant. We are able to catch some (but not all) errors, and it does take a significant amount of time to reach the Match participants to follow-up, verify, and correct these mistakes. Training Directors and applicants are generally busy and can be very difficult to reach. We then have to run the matching algorithm, verify the results, 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.
Why do I have to wait until 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to contact my program?
We make every effort to send applicants and programs their results by email before 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. However, due to unreliable inbound email exchanges and message handling, we cannot guarantee the time of delivery.
We ask that applicants and programs wait until 11:00 a.m. 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 if I refuse to take my matched position?
The Match result constitutes a binding commitment from which neither the applicant nor the training site can withdraw.
If you refuse to accept a position at the internship program where you matched, or refuse to attend the program where you matched, you will be in violation of the Applicant Agreement of the APPIC Match.
Violations of the Agreement will be reported to APPIC and the APPIC Board may pursue all available remedies, including barring you from participation in future APPIC Internship Matching Programs. Furthermore, you could be subject to legal and/or disciplinary actions by APPIC, the program where you matched, and/or your doctoral program.Related Links:
I didn't match. What do I do now?
After Phase I of the Match
If you registered for the Match and do not match in Phase I, you are eligible to participate in Phase II of the Match.
Internship Programs with unfilled positions from Phase I, as well as other programs that may have new positions become available, will offer their available positions in Phase II of the Match. A list of programs with available positions in Phase II will be posted on this website at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Phase I Match Day, February 18, 2022. You can also begin sending applications through AAPI to programs in Phase II beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Phase I Match Day.
After Phase II of the Match
If you did not match in Phase II of the Match and have not obtained an internship position, you may seek an available position through APPIC's Post-Match Vacancy Service. No list of programs with unfilled positions is distributed or provided after Phase II of the Match through the NMS Match System.