For students participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), or The Match, it is the culmination of a year’s work to secure a Match. During the first half of their senior year, medical students apply for positions at residency programs of their choosing. In February, after they have visited program sites and been interviewed by program directors, the students enter their choices into a computer, in order of preference. At the same time, residency program directors nationwide enter similar rank order lists for the students they have interviewed.
Lists from each group are sent to the NRMP headquarters in Washington, DC, where a computer matches students and residency programs. The Match is programmed to give students their highest choice possible. Results are released simultaneously throughout the nation.
2019 MCW Match Day Moment
MCW-Central Wisconsin student Gina Groshek shares her journey that will lead to Match Day and how her envelope will shape her future.
Residency Match Process
Resources for medical students preparing for the Match
- 2020 Main Residency Match calendar
- 2020 Match Week and SOAP® schedule (coming soon)
- ERAS 2020 Timeline for Residency Applicants
- ERAS Tools and Worksheets for Residency Applicants
- ERAS 2020 Residency User Guide
- Documents for ERAS® Residency Applicants
MyERAS Letters of Recommendation
Visit the Career Services course in Brightspace to learn how to write a CV or personal statement and review samples of CVs and personal statements.
2019 MCW Match Day Results
Match Results by State