NRMP and TSDA Match Schedules

2019 Integrated Thoracic Surgery Match Schedule
September 15, 2018: Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
November 30, 2018: Standard registration deadline for applicants at 11:59 p.m. ET. After November 30, applicants incur a $50 late fee in addition to the standard registration fee.
January 15, 2019: Rank order list entry opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
January 31, 2019: Program quota change, withdrawal, and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) participation deadlines at 11:59 p.m. ET

February 20, 2019: Applicant late registration and Match withdrawal deadline; medical school student/graduation credentials verification deadline
March 11, 2019:  Match Week-SOAP begins at 11:00 a.m. ET.
March 14, 2019:  SOAP concludes at 11:00 a.m. ET
March 15, 2019: Match Day
Medical School Match Day ceremonies at 12:00 p.m. ET
Match results sent by email and posted in the R3 system at 1:00 p.m. ET

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2019 Traditional Thoracic Surgery Match Schedule for 2020 Appointment Year

January 23, 2019: Match Opens
March 20, 2019: Rank Order List Entry Opens
April 17, 2019: Quota Change Deadline
May 1, 2019: Rank Order List Certification Deadline
May 15, 2019: Match Day

The 2019 Match for the 2020 appointment year will be combined with Vascular Surgery.

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TSDA Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Match Schedule
2019 Match for 2020 Appointment Year

The 2019 TSDA Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Match for the 2020 appointment year will be conducted by SF Match. Click here for additional details. Applicants and programs are required to register with SF Match at

June 24, 2019: Applicant registration opens on SF Match
July 24, 2019: Candidate application, signed and dated Rules and Regulations agreement, and letters of recommendation due
August 1 – September 30, 2019: Candidate interview period
October 1, 2019: Program withdrawal request deadline
November 7, 2019. 12:00 p.m. PST: Rank lists due from candidates and Program Directors
November 14, 2019: Match day November 15, 2019: Unfilled positions posted on SF Match site
July 1 – September 1, 2020: Approximate start of congenital cardiac surgery fellowship positions