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No Applicants to Rank

The 2018 APPIC Match


There are two situations when you may not have any rankings of applicants to submit for a program.

No Acceptable Applicants

If the program has positions available to begin in 2018 but no acceptable applicants to rank, you should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks. This indicates to NMS that the program is still active, but you have no ranks to submit for the program (the program should not be withdrawn).

  • To certify a list with no ranks:
    • Log In to the NMS Match System
    • Ensure that the program is shown as active in the Status section of the Dashboard
    • Select the Rankings option from the menu
    • With no applicants listed on your Rank Order List, press the Submit for Certification button
    • Enter your password and press Submit
    submit no ranks

For Phase I of the Match, if the program's unfilled position(s) are not reverted to another program, the program will be included on the List of Participating Internships for Phase II of the Match that is posted after Phase I of the Match, and the program will be able to receive applications for and participate in Phase II of the Match to fill its available position(s).

Certifying a Rank Order List with no applicants for Phase I of the Match is not the same as withdrawing the program from the Match. A program with position(s) available but with no applicants to rank may stay active in the Match in order to revert position(s) to another program, or to be included on the List of Participating Internships for Phase II of the Match.

No Positions Available

If the program no longer has positions available to start training in 2018, the program should withdraw from the Match using the NMS Match System.

The program will not be included in the Match, will not be matched with any applicants, will not revert any unfilled positions to another program or receive any unfilled positions from another program, and will be excluded from the List of Participating Internships for Phase II of the Match.









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