The transition from medical student to resident is an important step in the lives of physicians, and medical schools and graduate medical education programs (GME) share responsibility for equipping those learners with the knowledge and skills they need to build meaningful and successful careers. The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), the bridge between medical school and residency, is uniquely qualified to bring together undergraduate and graduate medical education stakeholders to generate ideas and solutions that address a stressful yet potentially rewarding rite of passage. Medical school deans and faculty, residency program directors, and the leaders of GME sponsoring institutions have a stake in ensuring medical students transition successfully to residency training and ultimately flourish in the changing landscape of American medicine.

At this meeting attendees will:

  • Discuss ways to strengthen the transition from medical school to residency
  • Identify tools and resources needed to make the transition successful
  • Gain an understanding of how Match-related resources can enhance the transition
  • Address physician workforce trends and the impact on the GME community

New This Year! NRMP is hosting a pre-conference workshop for graduate medical education office staff, program directors, and program coordinators who are new to the Match. Those who attend will take a deep dive with NRMP staff into the processes and policies that govern the Main Residency Match. Attendees will:

  • learn about the matching algorithm and run a Match
  • explore the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system and discover how to do everything from registering and finalizing quotas to entering and certifying rank order lists and accessing Match reports
  • review Match policies and learn about common policy breaches by programs
  • discuss the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) and how best to prepare for Match Week

Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Visit the registration page to learn more!

This site will be updated regularly with information about the meeting program and speakers.

We hope you will join us in Chicago!

Target Audience

The target audience for this meeting includes GME program directors and coordinators, designated institutional officials, and medical school student affairs and academic affairs deans and faculty. Other professionals engaged in medical education research or clinical practice as well as those new to the GME community also are welcome.  

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