Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Match Services

The "match" refers to the process by which the students and the program directors rank lists that are overlapped, resulting in the selection of students for residency positions. Most students and other applicants secure positions through a "matching program." The following organizations coordinate residency matches:

National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

You will need to register with the NRMP for the main match by using your AAMC ID and password by visiting their website. Registration and the Applicant Use Guide will be available in September. 

What you need to do:

  • Register.
  • Pay applicable fees.
  • Enter rank list.

San Francisco Matching Program (SFMatch - Ophthalmology)

What you need to do:

Visit this page for information about SF Match. 

American Urological Association

What you need to do:

  • Register.
  • Pay applicable fees.
  • Enter rank list.

They will notify you of match results on the Urology match day in late January.

Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

Military (Air Force, Army, Navy)

Please check with each military service for matching information. Students who match into military programs must notify Student Programs and Professional Development immediately of the program name, specialty, location and military service branch of their match. In addition, these students must fill out a formal withdrawal from the NRMP before Feb. 22, 2017.

Students seeking positions in the Early Match Specialties may be required to select a first-year position in the NRMP.