The Match
2014 Match Report
Subspecialty Match Report 2014
Geriatrics Joins NRMP in Independent Match
Advice to Manage the New Fellowship Match
"All-In" Policy Requires Programs Put All Positions in the Residency Match
Historical Match Data
 

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Read the commentary on the 2014 Main Residency Match

Read the analysis and commentary on the 2014 medical subspecialties fellowship match

Geriatrics joins NRMP in independent match (to accomodate interested internal medicine and family medicine residents)

Internal medicine fellowship Match moves to PGY-3 for 2013: Read program director advice for an on-time fellowship start

View historical Match data

 NRMP Comments on Role of Program Administrators in R3

NRMP has been contacted by several program directors and coordinators about the role of coordinators in the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system to express concern  that coordinators no longer have access to rank order lists (ROLs).

NRMP has always recognized applicants, medical school officials, program directors, and institutional officials as registered users of the R3 system. Match Participation Agreements reference those parties specifically, and AAMC ID numbers were generated only for those groups. Prior to this year, program coordinators did not agree to the terms and conditions of the Match Participation Agreement nor were they given access to the R3 system. Accordingly, the inability of coordinators to enter, edit, and certify rank order lists (ROLs) is not a new NRMP rule.

When the NRMP transitioned to a new R3 system this year, we decided to create a role for coordinators that acknowledged their importance during the recruitment process. Coordinators now can officially assist program directors by maintaining program information and using the Applicant Match History to determine applicant eligibility for interview and appointment. However, ROLs--the foundation of the matching process--have been and remain the responsibility of program directors. Allowing multiple users access to the ranking function, the most crucial aspect of the matching process, increases the likelihood that ROLs will be entered incorrectly or that they will not be certified in a timely manner, a problem NRMP staff sees year after year. Program directors must be the stewards of the ranking function because they ultimately are accountable to NRMP.

If you need assistance, please contact the NRMP Help Desk between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time at (202) 400-2233, (866)-653-NRMP (6767), or by email at support@nrmp.org.

 Avoid Difficulties with SOAP Download: Use the ERASHub Tool

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) offers the ERASHub tool for programs to download applications if participating in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).  ERASHub users can download and process application materials at regular intervals in the background while applications continue to be reviewed.  However, users who click the Contact the ERAS PostOffice icon to initiate a download session have to stop and process applications to their database before they can resume their application reviews.  ERASHub is the most efficient way to process the large number of applications received during the short SOAP cycle.

Please contact the ERAS HelpDesk for assistance at 202 828-0413 or erashelp@aamc.org.

 
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