Residency Application Timeline
Main Residency Match* Process Timeline – Amended 2021
|May 29, 2021||
Your CV and Noteworthy characteristics bio bullet points must be on file with OSA. Email both copies to email@example.com by May 29, 2021.
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, 2021||
ERAS 2021 season begins
*Applicants can register in MyERAS and begin working on applications.
|Late August/Early September 2021||One time review MSPE for errors|
|September 1, 2021||Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs|
|September 15, 2021||
NRMP Registration Opens
*Note: this is NOT the same as ERAS
|September 29, 2021||
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, 2021||Ensure last LORs are submitted by this date|
|November to January||Interview Season|
|February 1, 2022||Applicants (and programs) can begin to enter Rank Order Lists (ROLS)|
|March 3, 2022||
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, 2022||
|March 19, 2022||MATCH DAY!!!|
*For programs outside of the Main Match (e.g. Military or SF Match for Ophtho/Plastics) please refer to specialty specific timelines.