Collaboration on Three-Year Medical Education Curriculum. Since 2013, the NRMP has engaged with medical schools who are implementing three-year curriculum/accelerated pathway programs. The NRMP provides guidance on how frameworks for those initiatives should be implemented with adherence to existing Match policy. The NRMP has leveraged those efforts by initiating work directly with the Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs (CAMPP) schools. Over the course of the year, the NRMP partnered with 15 CAMPP schools to educate school leadership on the rights and responsibilities of both medical schools, residency training programs, and accelerated pathway students in the Match. Additionally, the NRMP worked with participating residency programs to create tracks within the R3 system, clearly identifying accelerated pathway positions to facilitate students’ designation of their program preference(s).
As the NRMP’s relationship evolved with the CAMPP schools, amendments to the Match Participation Agreements, specific to the three-year accelerated pathway programs, were implemented to reinforce each Match participant’s rights and responsibilities. With new language, medical schools and programs must ensure that applicants can freely investigate programs of their choice without pressure. The proposed amendments were the result of requests for policy guidance by medical schools and training programs.
Creation of Biannual DIO Calls. In 2021, NRMP leadership created a new pathway for connecting and sharing information with designated institutional officials (DIOs) at institutions sponsoring residency and fellowship training programs. Biannual “Community Conversations” (April and November) have established a direct pipeline between the two parties for purposes of sharing information on topics including
+ Match Policy Updates
+ Governance Action and Nominations
+ Strategic Research Agenda and New Research Initiatives
+ Annual Stakeholder Conference
Although NRMP leadership stewards the creation of meeting agendas, attendees are invited to offer discussion topics to ensure the conversations are meaningful.