Residency Application Timeline
Main Residency Match* Process Timeline – Amended 2021
Your CV must be on file with OSA. Your Noteworthy characteristics bio bullet points must be submitted through MedScope.
MSPE meetings begin
Begin meeting with departmental faculty and working on your CV and personal statement as well as collecting letters of recommendation (LORs)
|June 8, 2020||
ERAS 2021 season begins
*Applicants can register in MyERAS and begin working on applications.
|September 1, 2020||Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs|
|September 15, 2020||
NRMP Registration Opens
*Note: this is NOT the same as ERAS
|Late Sept. / Early Oct. 2020||One time review MSPE for errors|
|October 21, 2020||
Residency programs may begin reviewing applications
*Everything should be uploaded into ERAS by this date (except perhaps your last LORs); note that while you should NOT wait until the last day to upload, there is no benefit to a student who completes the application at times points before this date as programs will see applications all at once
MSPEs are released to residency programs
*Any USMLE scores received after this date must be released manually through ERAS
|November 1, 2020||Ensure last LORs are submitted by this date|
|November to January||Interview Season (virtual interviews)|
|February 1, 2021||Applicants (and programs) can begin to enter Rank Order Lists (ROLS)|
|March 3, 2021||
ROL Certification Deadline
*Applicants (and programs) must finalize and certify ROL; do NOT wait until the last day to finalize your list.
|March 15-19, 2021||
|March 19, 2021||MATCH DAY!!!|
*For programs outside of the Main Match (e.g. Military or SF Match for Ophtho/Plastics) please refer to specialty specific timelines.