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MATCH 2022

The NRMP 2022 Match and ERAS timeline for residency applicants

Our calendar has every important date for the 2022 match season.

Staying organized during the hustle and bustle of residency application season can go a long way toward making the process of applying for residency and matching less stressful.

From September 2021 to roughly February 2022, students will apply to programs through ERAS and complete interviews. Don’t miss a deadline: The calendar below has all the important dates you need.

Match 2022 timeline for applying to residency

June 2021

  • June 9: The ERAS 2022 season begins at 9 a.m. ET.

September 2021

  • Sept. 1: Applicants can start applying to ACGME-accredited residency programs through ERAS at 9 a.m. ET.
  • Sept. 15: Registration opens for the NRMP 2022 main residency match at 12 p.m. ET.
  • Sept. 29: ACGME-accredited residency programs can begin reviewing applications and MSPEs at 9 a.m. ET.

October 2021

  • Oct. 1: Medical schools begin uploading rising seniors.

January 2022

  • Jan. 31: 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. This is also the deadline for the following:
    • Program creation of joint advanced/preliminary program tracks
    • Program withdrawal and SOAP participation status


February 2022

  • Feb. 1: Rank order list entry opens at 12 p.m. ET. Medical schools start verification for student/graduate graduation credentials.

March 2022

  • March 2: Rank order list deadline. Applicants must have their rank order lists certified 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 14: NRMP Match Week begins.
    • Editor’s note: This article will be updated with a detailed Match Week and SOAP schedule after it is released by NRMP.
  • March 18: NRMP Match Day!

May 2022

  • May 31: The ERAS 2022 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.

Related reading:

How DO students/graduates matched to their top-choice residencies in 2021

What to expect during your first year of residency

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