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Default How to Create the Best Rank Order List

After completing residency applications and attending interviews, the next step in the residency application process is creating, modifying and certifying Rank Order Lists on NRMP. Rank Order Lists allow residency candidates to rank residency programs they interviewed with in the hopes of securing a successful Match.

Below are some educational articles to help you tackle Rank Order Lists:

What is the Rank Order List?
How to Create and Certify a Rank Order List
Rank Order List Hints and Tips

There are many, many considerations to think about when creating your Rank Order List. Which residency programs should you rank first and what factors should you consider as you make those important ranking decisions? Where can residency candidates get help with the all-important Rank Order List?

Match A Resident’s Rank Assist Feature Makes it All Easy

Rank Assist is a free-to-use tool created to help facilitate residency candidates in making their ranking decisions during the Rank Order List (ROL) creation period between mid-January and early March on NRMP®.


How to Access and Use Rank Assist

Step 1: Register or Log in to your Match A Resident account
Step 2: In your Dashboard, click on the Rank Assist feature on the left-hand side
Step 3: Fill out the unique Rank Questionnaire and receive a score out of 10 for each residency program you interviewed with
Step 4: Click and drag added programs to create your perfect Rank Order List

With Rank Assist, you will be able to brainstorm, prepare and finalize your residency programs before certifying the final Rank Order List on NRMP.

Get started with Rank Assist
Questions about the medical residency program application process? Feel free to call Match A Resident at (858) 221-8510 or
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