Friday, March 12, 2021, prior to Match Week®, all residency candidates registered with NRMP® will receive an email confirming their Post-Match SOAP® Eligibility. Post-Match Eligibility does not signify whether or not you have Matched.
All residency candidates must be registered with NRMP® by the Rank Order List deadline.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Monday, March 15, 2021
11 a.m. — Applicants are notified through NRMP® if they are Matched, Unmatched or Partially Match. SOAP-Eligible applicants will receive the List of Unfilled Programs.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — ER Zone: Time to use Electronic Residency! Applicants have time to research programs on the List of Unfilled Programs
12 p.m. — ERAS® opens for applicants to select programs, prepare their applications, and submit applications.
3 p.m. — Residency Programs begin receiving applications and contacting applicants.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
All Day — Continue applying to programs and keep an eye out for interview invitations. Programs will begin creating preference lists.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Programs begin to offer positions for applicants to Accept or Deny. (Offer Round 1)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Programs continue extending offers. (Offer Round 2)
Thursday, March 18, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Programs continue extending offers. (Offer Round 3)
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Programs continue extending offers. (Offer Round 4)
3 p.m. — SOAP Concludes: List of Unfilled Programs updates to include unfilled residency programs that did not participate in SOAP and becomes available to all residency candidates registered to NRMP®.
Friday, March 19, 2021
12 p.m. — Match results released through NRMP®