R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match) –
Post-match process

Last updated April 13, 2018

We offer a post-match process after the second iteration of the R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match). This process allows unmatched applicants from the R-1 match to apply to any programs that are still considering applications.

Programs are not obligated to participate in this process. Available positions can be added or removed at any time. Once the post-match process opens, applicants can view which programs are considering applications in the program description directory.

There is no cost for the post-match process as no ranking or matching services are provided. Applicants who are interested must apply to available programs directly through CaRMS Online.


April 11, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Postgraduate office setup

On this date, postgraduate offices indicate which programs are participating in the post-match process and the number of positions available.


April 13, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Post-match process opens 

Participating programs are listed in the program description directory.

Applicants can log into CaRMS Online and submit their application, along with required documents, to programs that are still accepting applications.

Once an application is submitted, it is immediately available to programs for review. All arrangements (interviews, offers, etc.) are coordinated between the postgraduate office, the program and the applicant; CaRMS is not involved beyond application submission.


May 8, 2018  at 15:00 ET

Post-match process closes 

The post-match process closes. Applicants are no longer able to apply to programs and programs are no longer able to view applications.

NOTE: The post-match process may close early if all programs are withdrawn prior to the closing date.