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The AFMC Board of Directors has made the following decisions regarding the 2023 Resident (R-1) Match:

Interviews will continue to be in a virtual format for all, including local candidates.

The match timeline will be:

  • MSPR /transcript submission (not requiring translation) deadline: December 23, 2022
  • Application deadline: January 10, 2023
  • File Review Period: January 10 to February 6, 2023
  • Interview Period: February 6 to February 26, 2023
  • Match Day First Iteration: March 22, 2023
  • Match Day Second Iteration: April 27, 2023

We understand that shorter timelines impact all those involved in the match process and add additional pressures in an already stressed system. This timeline is a compromise between the pre-pandemic timeline and the 2021/2022 timeline.

The Deans of medicine appreciate the significant resource requirements necessary for a successful resident match in the context of a compressed timeline and commit to following up with faculty education leadership at their school to discuss the impact of the 2023 Resident (R-1) match timeline.

The AFMC Board of Directors also acknowledged the need to revisit the objectives of the final year of medical school prior to determining the 2024 Resident (R-1) match timeline.