The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), otherwise known as "The Match," is a process in which medical students engage in order to get into residency programs. The NRMP provides a uniform system by which residency candidates simultaneously "match" to first- and second-year postgraduate training positions accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The resources listed below provide guidance for this process, which is one of the most important in your medical career.
Strolling Through the Match -- Produced annually by the AAFP, this guide provides plenty of links and straightforward advice on applying to programs and getting the residency and career you want.
2012 Match Summary and Analysis -- A breakdown of the 2012 National Resident Matching Program results, including data, graphs, tables, and analysis. This report is compiled by the Division of Medical Education at the AAFP with data supplied by the NRMP.
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) -- Through the official site of the NRMP, learn about the intricacies of the Match and how it works to place you in a residency program of your choice.
How the Match Algorithm Works -- This example, reprinted with permission from the NRMP, illustrates how the NRMP may best be used by all participants to prepare rank order lists.
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) -- Access the information you need to start the Match process from the official ERAS Web site. This site details the 12 distinct steps in the application process and provides tools to help you navigate it.