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Match Process

Several matching programs exist that use a matching computer algorithm, and you'll choose which one(s) to use based on the specialty and programs you apply to. However, most specialties and students use the National Resident Matching Program®.

Regardless of the matching program you use, you must act strategically — evaluating your particular situation (e.g., your competitiveness, specialty choice, and personal circumstances) and making decisions that help ensure you land a residency position.

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