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Vital Signs The Match



Keep Your AAMC I.D. and Password! Students will access all information about the Match and programs as well as enter their rank order lists and receive Match results using these 2 items on the NRMP web site. All information is password protected; you cannot gain access without your AAMC I.D. and Password! Keep your password confidential.

The following is brief summary of key topics. Please refer to your Student Handbook (in your Match packet) AND the NRMP web site for detailed information.


Rank Order Lists:


Couples Match:

An increasing number of students are planning to be married or are married to fourth year classmates. Couples can link their program choices together so that they can be matched to programs in the same geographic area. When applying, it is advisable to indicate with whom you plan to match and their specialty. The actual coupling of program selections occurs at the time students enter their rank order lists.


Specialty Match (early match):

Separate matches are administered for Child Neurology, Neurotology, Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery. Information about these matches is available on the Student Affairs website: under Residency, Early Match. In general, students submit their rank order lists in December and the announcement of the match results arrives in January.


Military Match (early match):

Students who have Army, Air Force or Navy commitments have separate matches. They receive application materials from the service branch. The results of the matches are announced in mid-December. The Army and Navy will use the ERAS system.


Match Week Agenda:

Mon., March 12, 2012 at 12 noon EST: Students can check the NRMP web site to determine match status (matched/unmatched). Unmatched students will meet with Dr. Pearson and their faculty advisor.

Tue., March 13, 2012 at 12 noon EST: Information about filled and unfilled positions will be posted to the NRMP web site. Unmatched students will apply through ERAS/SOAP (Supplemental Offer & Acceptance Program, pg. 6-7), Tuesday - Friday.

Fri., March 16, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST: Match Day ceremony in Old Medical School Auditorium. Specific results (where you matched) will be posted to the NRMP web site at 1:00 p.m. EST.




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