Match Season: Basic Resources

Fourth year students have a lot of timelines to keep straight, IMG’s have tons of programs to juggle and DO may be participating in both Matches. That is a lot of dates to track!  Here’s a quick list of the basic Match resource links you’ll need this year, and the key dates, too.

Quick vocabulary lesson: Your ROL is your ‘rank order list’ is the order you love your programs, from #1 to less awesome. It’s tough to put together, and it’s due about a month prior to each Match

  • AOA (DO) ROLs are DUE by January 20th, 2017
  • ACGME (MD, DO, IMG) ROLs are DUE by February 22, 2017
  • AOA Match Day is February 6, 2017 (Scramble begins same day)
  • ACGME Match notification is March 13, SOAP starts that day and ends the 16th, and final Match Day is March 17th, 2017


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