Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) will announce the 2014 Main Residency Match® results for more than 17, 000 United States allopathic medical school seniors and 16,000 other applicants on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Match Day is an annual rite of passage for U.S. medical school students and other applicants, a day when they learn at which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years.
“It’s an exciting and life-changing day for young physicians,” said Mona M. Signer, executive director of the NRMP. She added, “We are pleased to be able to share in this defining moment in their careers.”
Early in their final year of medical school, U. S. senior students apply to the residency programs at which they would like to train. Directors of those programs review applications and invite candidates for interviews, typically in the fall and early winter. Once the interview period is over, applicants and program directors submit rank order lists to the NRMP. Program directors rank applicants in order of preference, and applicants compile their lists based on their preferred medical specialty and the location of the training programs.
In 2013, 40,335 applicants vied for positions, and the NRMP reported that about 94% of U. S. seniors matched to first-year positions. Students and graduates of international medical schools, osteopathic (D.O. degree) schools, and Canadian candidates also participate in the Main Residency Match.
For more information and data on this year’s Match results, please visit the NRMP website after 1:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 21, or contact your local medical school for details on their Match Day ceremonies.
The NRMP Match
The Match uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency program directors in order to fill training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals. Research on the NRMP algorithm was a basis for awarding The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2012.
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors. In addition to the Main Residency Match, the NRMP conducts Fellowship Matches for more than 50 subspecialties through its Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®). For more information, contact NRMP at 1-866-653-NRMP (6767) or visit nrmp.org. For interviews, please email cherbert(at)nrmp(dot)org.