Main Residency Match The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a mechanism for matching residency applicants to programs according to the preferences expressed by both parties on their individualized rank order lists.
Specialties Matching Service (SMS) The NRMP also provides a specialties matching service (SMS) for fellowship positions. This service is for training programs whose entry level positions require applicants to have completed one or more years of graduate medical education.
GME activates Cleveland Clinic as an institution and its residency and fellowship programs that participate in the Main Match and the Specialties Match. This activation involves updating our institution information and signing the Institutional NRMP Agreement. After Cleveland Clinic programs have been activated, an email will be sent to program directors with instructions to register their programs by updating their program information and signing the appropriate Match Participation Agreement:
Main Match Participation Agreement for Residency Programs
Specialties Match Participation Agreement for Fellowship Programs
Any changes to your program (e.g., new director, descriptions, new programs) are to be submitted to the GME office for approval. Quota and/or reversion changes must also be approved by the GME office before they are officially submitted to the NRMP. Please send change requests to Beverly Blake.
The quota and/or reversion changes and rank order list submissions must be made by 5 p.m. on their deadline dates (see below):
Residency Program Schedule of Dates
Fellowship Program Schedule of Dates
Fourth-year Allopathic Medical Students This group of students MUST go through the NRMP match for PGY-1 positions even if your program has a special match. Some fellowships also use the NRMP. If your program is part of the NRMP match, please refer applicants to the NRMP website for more information