Match Information

Please note: The non-ACGME Advanced Colorectal and Thoracic Fellowships application and match dates are TBD and will be posted soon.

To apply to a Fellowship Council fellowship is a 3 step process. The first step is to complete your application by creating an account beginning on December 16, 2013. To do so, click on Login/Create Application to the left. The application deadline is March 3, 2014. The second step is the interview process where applicants will be invited to interview by programs. The third and final step is the match process where programs and applicants rank each other and submit final rank order lists. The match process will be conducted via a separate Fellowship Council match system which will open in May.

General information about the match, Frequently Asked Questions, and a technical user guide will be available when the match site opens. For Violations information, review the Fellowship Council Matching Service Participation Agreement carefully when logging into the match system and also visit the Match Rules and Regulations page.

The deadline to submit a rank order list will be May 30, 2014 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

As a reminder, applicants may only certify one rank order list when participating in application processes with concurrent match dates. An applicant who accepts a position through another national matching plan or by agreement outside the Match must withdraw PRIOR to the Fellowship Council rank order list deadline on May 30. Failure to do so is a violation of the Fellowship Council Matching Service Participation Agreement (FCMSPA), which all applicants agree to upon signing onto the match system.  The violation will be investigated by the Fellowship Council. Applicants who elect to participate in the match and certify a rank order list on May 30 are prohibited from accepting a position through any other national matching service or by agreement outside the match after the rank order list deadline. The Fellowship Council will oversee the fellowship experience, and will use its best efforts through accreditation to make the clinical experience a positive one. However, the Fellowship Council cannot guarantee that turnover within the faculty or within the program’s administration will not occur either prior to or during the applicant’s tenure in the program. The listing of an applicant by a program on its certified rank order list or of a program by an applicant on the applicant’s certified rank order list establishes a binding commitment to offer or to accept an appointment if a match results. Failure to do so is a violation of the terms of agreement agreed to at the initial login to the site.  If a violation is confirmed, the applicant or program may be subject to penalties, as described in the Fellowship Council Violations Policy.

If you have any questions about the match, please contact the Fellowship Council office at 310-437-0555 , ext 138 or email

On Match Day, June 17, 2014

The Main Match date is June 17-at that time you may log into your account to view the match results (you do not have to wait for the match notification email).

Once you have logged into your account, your matched program will be highlighted on your “My Programs” list in the left hand column in green. You and the program may begin to contact each other directly once you have matched. If you have not matched, your page will list “You did not match any of the fellowship programs on your rank list”.

In addition, the following reports will also be available on June 17th through your account:

-Available Programs by State
-Match Outcome by State
-Match Statistics

*Scramble Process *
If you did not match with a program, you may print the Available Programs by State report and contact those programs directly. Available programs will have access to the Available Applicants report and may contact those applicants as well. Please note that if you do not match, both your application and letters of recommendation will be available to Program Directors who did not match via a link in the Available Applicants report. To change your availability status at any time so that you are no longer on the Available Applicants report, log in to your account, click on your user name in the upper right hand corner, and select “No” on the line which states Available.