Match 2020

The NRMP 2020 Match and ERAS timeline for residency applicants

Do you know when to register for the NRMP Match? Sync our calendar to yours so you’ll know every important date for the 2020 match season.

The 2020 National Residency Matching Program match will be the first single main residency match for DO and MD students. From September 2019 to February 2020, students will apply to programs through ERAS and complete interviews. Don’t miss a deadline: The timeline and calendar below have all the important dates you need.

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September 2019

  • Sept. 5: Applicants can start applying to ACGME-accredited residency programs through ERAS.
  • Sept. 15: Registration opens for the 2020 main residency match at 12 p.m. ET. ACGME-accredited programs also start receiving applications.

October 2019

November 2019

  • Nov. 30: The standard registration deadline for the NRMP Match is at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants who register for The Match after this date will incur a $50 additional late fee.

January 2020

  • Jan. 14: Program deadline to create joint advanced/preliminary program tracks at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Jan. 15: Rank order list entry opens at 12 p.m. ET. Medical schools start verification for student/graduate graduation credentials.

February 2020

  • Feb. 26: Rank order list deadline. Applicants must have rank order lists submitted by 9 p.m. ET. This is also the deadline for the following:
    • Applicant late registration and match withdrawal
    • Medical school student/graduate credentials verification

March 2020

  • March 16: NRMP Match Week begins.
    • Match results are sent out by email and posted in the R3 system at 11 a.m. ET.
    • SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program) begins for unmatched students at 11 a.m. ET.
  • March 19: SOAP ends at 11 a.m. ET.
  • March 20: NRMP Match Day!
    • Medical school Match Day ceremonies at 12 p.m. ET.
    • Applicants find out where they matched. Results are available in the R3 system and delivered by email at 1 p.m. ET.

May 2020

  • May 31: ERAS 2020 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.

June 2020

  • June 30: Match closes. Reports are no longer available in the R3 system at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Further reading:

5 ways to avoid failing to match

US DO school graduates to get new opportunities in the 2020 Canadian Match

The 10 most competitive specialties for PGY1s in the 2019 NRMP Match

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