The Match

Residency Application Process

Matching Services

Results of the NRMP Match are available in the third week of March. Following the Match results will be the SOAP for eligible applicants. Information about SOAP can be found on the NRMP website.

Early Match Considerations:

  • For Military: In July/August apply through ERAS and the match through the military. Check the instructions provided by your branch of service for specifics. Military match results are available in mid-December.
  • For Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery: Applications should be submitted by the end of August through the SF Matching Program ( www.sfmatch.org ) and are processed through the Central Application Service (CAS). Match results are available in late January.
  • For Urology : In July/August apply through ERAS and the match will be processed through the AUA. Deadline for rank order lists are in early January. Match results are available in mid to late January.