Careers in Medicine CiM Home / Prepare for Residency / Rank Programs Rank Programs Overview: Rank order lists for the match What rank order lists are and how they fit into the match process. Ranking programs in the match What is the best strategy for listing your top programs for the match? Rock and ROL: Creating your rank order list for the match How to approach ranking programs to have the best possible shot at a match. Love letters from residency programs: Commitment or come-on? How to interpret post-interview contact from residency programs and whether to notify your top choice program of your ranking intention.