Vital Signs

February 2018 

Why Be Here for Match Week ? (PPDs, Class Meeting, Win Money, Party!!!)

Rank Order Crisis

due to the disproportionate number of students who have not yet certified their rank lists (only a small number of you have certified). The deadline to certify is February 21st (9:00pm EST). Things to remember:

You can rank up to 20 programs at no charge. If you certify a rank order list with more than 20 programs (or more than 30 if you a couples matching) extra fees will be due at the time of certification.

Rank EACH program unless you absolutely will not go there.

Each time you make a change, you must RE-CERTIFY.

NO ONE can see your Rank Order List but you, not Student Affairs and not a program.

A Match is a contract, so if you don't want to go there, DO NOT rank them.

If you wait until the last minute and encounter problems with the web site, you could wait your way right out of a residency! There are no provisions or exceptions made for server problems. Remember, you can make changes to your list until the deadline, 9:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday Feb. 21st, even after you certify it. So, be sure to certify it when you enter your Rank Order List, and each and every time time you go into your list thereafter. Whether you make a change or not. If you fail to certify and/or recertify your rank list, you will not be included in the Match! Any questions please call the NRMP toll free at 1-866-617-5838.

If you need to withdraw from the Match (early Match participants included) please contact Katherine Yates before Wednesday Feb. 21st.


Graduation Questionnaire

It's a great idea to link your entering of the Rank Order List to filling out the Graduation Questionnaire. The GQ will be available February 14th. It's your chance to make your voice heard, anonymously, and express all that you liked and didn't like about your time here at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. This is how change is affected. You will receive an email from with a private, unique link to the 2018 GQ. The first e-mail will be sent to you February 14.

Completion of the Graduation Questionnaire is done each year by the graduating class and it is part of your professional responsibility to complete it by Match Day!




MATCH DAY / WEEK calendar

For a break down of the events (release dates, the SOAP, Match Day, etc.) during Match Week, March 12th - 16th, see the November '17 Vital Signs Update.


On Monday, March 12th, log on to the NRMP after 12 noon to verify that you did match.

However, if you DO NOT match, please come to Student Affairs or contact us at 434-924-5579

All information is available on the NRMP web site. If you are not in Charlottesville and do not have access to the Internet, you can designate someone to check for you.



PPD's are a Graduation Requirement. Please make your own appointment at Student Health:




Friday, March 16th: Match Day Ceremony !!! Envelopes with the Match results will be passed out to the entire class in Old Cabell Hall.


Win MONEY! It's UVA, so you know that there has got to be some kind of time honored and revered tradition to follow as part of this grand rite of passage. ALL current students (including military & early match) will receive a results envelope. Names will be called randomly, one at a time, and each student puts $1 in a box when they come forward to receive their envelope. The student whose name is called last gets the money in the box! What a great tradition!




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