NRMP Match late registration deadline. NRMP Match rank order list certification deadline.
Applicant matched and unmatched information posted to NRMP website.
NRMP Post-Match Scramble.
Results of Match announced by NRMP.
First week in April
Registration at MyERAS closes.
ERAS PostOffice closes, ending current ERAS cycle.
Residency training begins.
Important Notes: Dates are subject to change. You should verify all dates directly with the appropriate entity. For complete information, refer to the NRMP 2008 Main Match Schedule and the ERAS 2008 Timeline.
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ERAS 2009 Applicant Timeline Date Activity
May 2008 ERAS 2009 Applicant Manuals will be available for PDF download by chapter or in its entirety on our Web site.
Schools may begin to generate and distribute MyERAS tokens to applicants.
July 1, 2008 MyERAS Web site opens to applicants to begin working on their applications.
Osteopathic applicants may begin selecting and applying to osteopathic training programs only.
July 15, 2008 Osteopathic training programs can begin contacting the ERAS PostOffice to download application files.
September 1, 2008 Applicants may begin applying to ACGME accredited programs.
ACGME accredited programs may begin contacting the ERAS PostOffice to download application files.
November 1, 2008 MSPEs are released to ACGME accredited programs.*
December 2008 Military Match
January 2009 Urology Match
February 2009 Osteopathic Match
March 2009 NRMP Match results will be available.
May 31, 2009 ERAS PostOffice will close to prepare for the 2010 season.
Note: The ERAS PostOffice will not hold MSPEs for osteopathic applicants applying to osteopathic programs. They will become available as soon as they are attached and transmitted to the ERAS PostOffice.
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2008 NRMP Main Match Schedule
August 15, 2007
Applicant registration begins at 12:00 noon eastern time.
September 1, 2007
Institution / program registration begins at 12:00 noon eastern time.
November 30, 2007
Applicant registration deadline
Note: Applicants may register after this deadline by paying an additional late registration fee of $50.00 when registering after 11:59 PM eastern time.
January 15, 2008
Rank order list entry begins.
Applicants and programs may start entering their rank order lists at 12:00 noon eastern time.
January 31, 2008
Quota change deadline
Programs must submit final information on quotas and withdrawals by 11:59 PM eastern time.
February 27, 2008
Late registration deadline
Rank order list certification deadline
Applicants and programs must certify their rank order lists by 9:00 PM eastern time. Staff will be available to answer your questions during the final deadline hours. CERTIFIED applicant and program rank order lists and any other information pertinent to the Match must be entered in the R3 System by this date and time.
March 17, 2008
Applicant matched and unmatched information posted to the Web site at 12:00 noon eastern time.
March 18, 2008
Filled and unfilled results for individual programs posted to the Web site at 11:30 am eastern time.
Locations of all unfilled positions are released at 12:00 noon eastern time. Unmatched applicants may begin contacting unfilled programs at 12:00 noon eastern time.
March 20, 2008
Match Day! Match results for applicants are posted to Web site at 1:00 pm eastern time.
March 21, 2008
Hospitals send letters of appointment to matched applicants after this date.
Note: Any contact between programs and unmatched applicants (or their designees) prior to 12:00 noon eastern time Tuesday, March 18, 2008, is a violation of the Match Participation Agreement. Contact between programs and matched applicants prior to the general announcement of 2008 Match results at 1:00 pm eastern time Thursday, March 20, 2008, also is a violation of the Match Participation Agreement.