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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 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!!!

*Information for the Main Residency Match Timeline including potential updates can be found on the ERAS and NRMP sites.

*For programs outside of the Main Match (e.g. Military or SF Match for Ophtho/Plastics) please refer to specialty specific timelines.