Things to Know
- Registered applicants can download previously submitted applications from the NMS Match System. All applications for the Post-Match Process must be sent to programs directly, not through the NMS Match System.
- Check with each program about its application requirements and procedures.
- The NMS Match System will close on August 31, 2021. Applicants are not able to download applications after this date.
SSO Breast Match Application Service Overview
Applications for the Match is closed. Applications will open for the 2022 Match in January, 2022.
Each program sets its own requirements for the Post-Match Process.
Consult the Application Service User Guide for detailed instructions for accessing your applications.
Research Programs of Interest
The List of Participating Programs on this web site identifies all fellowships that have positions available in the Post-Match Process.
Consult the SSO Breast Fellowship Program Directory for information about each program and eligibility requirements for an application.
Other Sources of Information on Programs
- The program's web site
- The Program Director
- Past or current fellows at the program.
Tip: As soon as you find a program of interest, add the program to your list of pending applications in the NMS Match System. The Program Director will be notified of your interest and will have access to your contact information, even before you submit your application, so they can reach out to you with information about their program, if they choose to do so.
Prepare Your Application Materials
Gather Your Applicant Information
Some of your SSO Breast Match registration information is prepopulated into your application. Other information that is required to complete your application includes:
- US Citizenship and Visa Information
- Academic History
- ABSITE/COMLEX, ECFMG, and/or USMLE Exam Information, if applicable
- License and Certification Information
- Professional Liability Information
Compose a Personal Statement and CV
A Personal Statement and CV must be included with each application you submit. You can customize your Personal Statement and CV for each program if you wish. You should start working on those documents as soon as possible and upload them to the NMS Match System in PDF format when they are complete.
Get Email Addresses for Your Reference Letter Writers
Each application must have between 1 and 5 letters of reference. You may send different reference letters to each program if you wish. You submit requests for reference letters using the NMS Match System, and your chosen reference letter writers upload their letters to the NMS Match System.
Prepare any Supplemental Material
Check with each program as soon as possible regarding its application requirements. If a program requires additional information included as part of its application, you can prepare this information and upload it to the system as a Supplemental Material PDF document.
Submit an Application
Your SSO Breast Match registration fee provides you with 15 credits to send applications to programs. Each credit allows you to send one application to one program, regardless of the number of tracks offered by that program. If a program offers more than one track in the Post-Match Process, you can specify the tracks you are interested in when you submit your application.
If you want to send applications to more than 15 programs, you will have to pay an additional fee of $20 USD per application.
You do not need to send all applications at once. You can send 1 application on one day and 5 applications the next day. However, once an application is submitted to a program, the core components of the submitted application cannot be changed or withdrawn. You will be able to update Supplemental Material after an application has been submitted, so any corrections to application information can be included as Supplemental Material.
Once you submit an application, the program will have access to your application information immediately.
It is your responsibility to monitor the status of any outstanding reference letters and ensure they are submitted in the NMS Match System in a timely manner. You can submit your applications before your reference letters have been received. When they are received, your applications will be updated automatically and the programs will be notified.