Certifying a Rank Order List for the NRMP Main Residency Match

Posted February 11th, 2022 by .

Categories: NRMP.

A quick post as we fast approach the NRMP’s Main Residency Match Rank Order List deadline.  NRMP has published an excellent support guide to assist applicants in entering and certifying a Rank Order List.  Two important points to bear in mind:

  • Rank ONLY those programs where you are able and willing to train.  Failure to do so can lead to unanticipated consequences down the road, including a Match Violation investigation.
  • Per NRMP:  “Do not rank programs where you did not interview. Programs do not rank candidates they have not interviewed, and no match will occur.”

Finally, be sure to familiarize yourself with all rules set forth in the 2022 Main Residency Match Participation Agreement, including with respect Section 7.2 and Submission of Rank Order Lists.  Assure that, if required, you timely withdraw from the Match. (For information on timely withdraw, you can read our older post on the subject here, but please do bear in mind that the Match Agreement has been updated since we published that post.)

Please look for our next blog post, which will, among other things, provide information on seeking and opposing a waiver from a binding match commitment.

Until then, should you require legal counsel or assistance in dealing with NRMP or navigating the Match process, our experienced attorneys stand ready to assist.

For more than 10 years, Dennis L. Abramson has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to counseling and representing medical students, IMGs, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in compliance and disciplinary matters related to ECFMG, USMLE, NBME, and NRMP, including responding to and defending allegations of irregular behavior and violations of the Match® agreement. Should you need advice or counsel with a related issue, please contact Mr. Abramson at 610-664-5700 or dabramson@theabramsonfirm.com.

Mr. Abramson regularly updates this page with the latest developments related to ECFMG, USMLE, NRMP, ABIM, irregular behavior, and physician licensing and credentialing issues, so check back soon.

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