Regular 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
  • Edit your CV
May - July
  • Schedule a MSPE Appointment with H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE (appointments can be made through the Office Hours function in Chalk)
  • Begin contacting faculty for letters of recommendation
July - September Prepare your residency application
  • Write and finalize your personal statement
  • Complete ERAS application
  • Register for the NRMP website
June 2015 MyERAS tokens disributed to applicants and website opens to applicants
Late 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
September 15, 2016
  • Applicant registration at NRMP begins at 11:00 am CST
  • Applicants may begin applying to residency programs through ERAS
October 1, 2016 MSPEs (Dean's Letters) are released
Late November, 2016 Applicant Registration deadline at NRMP 
(Late registration still possible, but with additional fee).
November-January 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 are done interviewing to discuss how to rank your programs
December 1, 2016 Pritzker Deadline to take Step 2 exams
January 1, 2017 Apply online to graduate
  • Review your transcript for accuracy and contact Lori Orr with any concerns
January 15, 2017 Rank order list entry begins at NRMP. Applicants and programs may start entering their rank order lists at 11:00 am EST.
February - March Prepare For The Match!
February 22, 2017 Rank Order Deadline at NRMP
  • Applicants and programs must certify their rank order lists by 8:00pm CST. Staff will be available to answer questions during the final deadline hours.
March 13, 2017

Applicant matched and unmatched information posted to the ERAS website at 10:00am CST.

Unmatched students may begin applying to programs through the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

March 17, 2017

Match Day!

  • Match results for applicants are posted to the NRMP website at 12:00 pm CST.
  • Celebrations are in P-117.
March - June Prepare To Graduate