NMS Match System Guide for Doctoral Programs

The 2019 APPIC Match

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Access NMS Match System

You can access the NMS Match System by selecting the Log In button in the top-right corner of the screen.

To log in to the NMS Match System for the first time you will need to enter the login credentials provided to you by e-mail in December by NMS.

  • Forgot Password?

    If you do not know your password, you can use the Forgot Password? option available on the NMS Match System login page.

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After you log into the NMS Match System you are presented with a Dashboard. The Dashboard provides summary information about your doctoral program and access to the List of Registered Students.

List of Registered Students

Select the View button to see the list of registered students who have indicated they are from your doctoral program.


The Account page allows you to edit your e-mail address, password and security questions. Only one contact e-mail address is allowed for your doctoral program.

The initial password assigned to you by NMS can be changed.

Security questions and answers are not set initially in the NMS Match System, although we recommend you add them.


Your Profile information includes the doctoral program's name, program type and degree offered, Director of Clinical Training name, accreditation status, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.

Most of the Profile information can be edited online. However, you will not be able to edit the Profile information from the Rank Order List deadline until the results are released, for each Phase of the Match.

  • How to Change Profile Information
    • Select the Edit button next to the information you want to change.
    • Update the information, and press the Save button.

    Detailed instructions about the content to be entered into each field can be found by pressing the tooltip icon (?) next to the field name.

    If you need to change the name, program type or degree offered by your doctoral program, please contact NMS.

System Requirements

The online NMS Match System is designed to be used with the security and features of modern web browsers.

We recommend using the most up to date version of one of the following browsers:

If you access the system with a browser that is not in the list above, or with a browser that is significantly out of date, you may see warning messages and experience problems.

You must have JavaScript enabled and accept cookies in order for the NMS Match System to function correctly.

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