Vital Signs

November 2017 


Match Day / Week

Rank Order List

USMLE - Reminder!

HOST Program

Graduation Questionnaire



SO, WHAT NOW? Sneak Preview of Coming Attractions


Approximately 95% of the class has fully or partially registered with the NRMP at this point. If you are among those who have not, please take a minute and do this promptly! The deadline is November 30th. There are several functions that must be completed by the Dean's Office, and these cannot be started until the entire fourth year class has registered.


Students will enter rank order lists using the NRMP web site from January 15 to February 21, 2018. If you still have not registered with the NRMP, please do so before November 30 to avoid a $50 late registration fee!!!

The NRMP has released a report entitled Impact of Length of Rank Order List on Match Results on their web site. Take a look! You can rank up to 20 programs for your $80 fee. Longer lists have a better chance of matching according to the NRMP. Word of caution -- do not rank a program where you do not want to go!





  • Urology: Wednesday January 3, 2018
  • Ophthalmology: Thursday January 4, 2018 (12:00 noon PST)


  • Urology: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Ophthalmology: Thursday January 11, 2018

Please contact Katherine Yates regarding your match results. You may also need to withdraw from the NRMP Match.

TO WITHDRAW FROM THE NRMP MATCH: Please contact Katherine Yates to withdraw. Be sure to check with your program on exactly what to do (PGY-1 is the issue). Some programs include the PGY-1 year and some only reserve it for you -- but to secure the PGY-1 position you have to rank it with the NRMP.



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As we are an AAMC affiliated school, completion of this questionnaire is a "must do"! This is the school's way of finding out what you, the students, think the strengths and weaknesses are throughout the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and your anonymous feedback can and does help shape the future. More information on this to come!

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Monday, March 12th at 10:30am EST:

Applicant Status (matched/unmatched) information, AND filled and unfilled results for individual programs will be posted to the NRMP web site. Locations of all unfilled positions are released at 10:30am eastern time only to participants eligible for the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

Wednesday, March 14th Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) offer rounds begin at 12:00 noon eastern time.

Thursday, March 15th Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) offers continue. SOAP concludes at 11:00am EST.

Friday, March 16th at 12 noon EST: Match Day ceremony (details to follow). Specific results (where you matched) will be posted to the NRMP web site at 1:00 p.m. EST. Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) concludes at 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

Note: SOAP-eligible unmatched applicants shall initiate contact with the directors of unfilled programs only through ERAS. Other individuals or entities shall not initiate contact on behalf of any SOAP-eligible unmatched applicant prior to contact from directors of unfilled programs. Such contact is a violation of the Match Participation Agreement. Contact between programs and matched applicants prior to the general announcement of 2018 Match results at 1:00 p.m. eastern time Friday, March 16, 2018 also is a violation of the Match Participation Agreement.

(A detailed 2018 Match Week SOAP Schedule can be found here.)

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Go to the NBME web site

  If you were unable to take your USMLE Step 2 CK and CS exams by November 1st, you will be classified as eligible for August graduation. Reminder - only students on the list for May graduation can participate in the NRMP match.
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HOST Program









Consider staying with UVA medical alumni hosts during your residency interviews!

Keep the UVA Medical Alumni Association’s Host Program in mind as you start to receive your residency interview schedule. The Host Program is a great opportunity for you to connect with UVA medical alumni and former housestaff who are offering such things as free accommodations, meals, transportation and information on residency programs while you are traveling to their hometown for your interviews. If you would like to take advantage of this program, complete the online Student Registration Form. If you have any questions about the program check out the FAQs page or contact Hillary Cocke.


Cap & Gown Order - DUE DECEMBER 30!

Students must order their own cap & gown for graduation, for which the School of Medicine will pay.

Hoods have already been ordered in bulk for each student. Please go to the Jostens web site, available now.

Do not sign-in...Select Graduation Caps & Gowns, then Student Medical School Rental.



1. In your SIS Student Center, select “Apply for Graduation” from the “Other Academic . . .” drop down box.
2. On the following page, “Select Program and Degree”, choose the Academic Program(s) from which you are graduating.
3. On the next page, choose the appropriate term and click “Continue”.
4. On the “Verify Graduation Data” page, review the degree information and the name that will appear on your diploma.

5. Confirm your Diploma Mailing Address (they are mailed out about 6-weeks after graduation). You can edit this information after Match if need be (and up until 2-3 weeks prior to graduation).
6. If both the degree information and your name are correct, click on the “Submit Application” button. You have now completed the SIS graduation application.

(Detailed instructions/SIS Help can be found here.)

**IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are legally changing your name, you will need to show your legal documentation to Katherine Yates to make the change since your Diploma is considered in the health profession as a licensing document**


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