Early Match Timeline

April - June

Plan For The Residency Process
  • Meet with a career advisor to determine career and specialty choice
  • Explore specialty web resources
  • Sign up for USMLE Step 2 CK & CS
May - July
  • Schedule a MSPE Appointment with H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE (appointments can be made through the Office Hours function in Chalk)
June - September Prepare your residency application:
  • Write and finalize your personal statement
  • Contact faculty for letters of recommendation
  • Complete ERAS application
  • Sign up on NRMP website
Early June Urology applicants can register online at the AUA website and will receive an identification number within 2-3 days that should be given to every program with which they interview.

Urology programs have the option to participate in ERAS. Applicants should investigate the process of application program by program.

Applicants for Ophthalmology can register online at the San Francisco Matching Service to begin working on their applications via the Central Application Service.
July - October Finalize Your Residency Application
  • Read and approve your MSPE
  • Choose programs to which you wish to send applications
  • Take the Step 2 CK & CS USMLE Exams
Early August, 2016 Target date for completion of Central Application Service materials for Ophthalmology (per the San Francisco Match).
September 15, 2016
  • Applicants may begin applying to residency programs through ERAS
  • Applicant registration for the NRMP begins at 11:00 am CST.
October 1, 2016 MSPEs (Dean's Letters) are released
October-December Interview & Decide Your Rank Order
  • Accept interviews quickly within 2-3 days
  • Participate in the Alumni Office's Interview Hosting Program with a Pritzker graduate
  • Meet with your career advisor after you're done interviewing to discuss how to rank your programs
Late November, 2016

Applicant registration deadline for NRMP
(Late registration still possible, but with additional fee)

December 1, 2016 Pritzker Deadline to Take Step 2; rank list submission opens for San Francisco Match
December - January Prepare To Match
  • Enter your rank order list
Mid-December Military Match
January 1, 2017 Apply online to graduate on myUChicago
January - February Review your transcript for accuracy
Mid-January 2017 Deadline for Urology applicants to submit preference lists on line to AUA Residency Matching Program
Mid-January, 2017 Deadline for Ophthalmology applicants to submit their rank lists to the San Francisco Match by 2 pm CST.
Late January, 2017
  • Results of San Francisco Match for Ophthalmology are released
  • Results of Urology Match emailed to Deans
    If you match with a Urology program, check to see if you must go through the formality of the NRMP match for preliminary surgery training at that same institution. If appropriate, submit your ranking list to the NRMP with code provided.
February 22, 2017

Rank order list certification deadline at NRMP

Applicants and programs must certify their rank order lists by 8:00 pm CST. Staff will be available to answer questions during the final deadline hours.

February, 2017 Prepare for the Regular Match for your preliminary programs
  • Enter your rank order list
  • Fill out the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire (individualized, anonymized links will be sent to you by the AAMC)
March 17, 2017 Match Day
Regular Match results for applicants are posted to the NRMP website at 12:00 pm CST.
March - June Prepare to Graduate