Careers in Medicine CiM Home / Prepare for Residency / Match Process Match Process SHARE: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Favorite Add to Favorites Added Added to Favorites Removed from Favorites Removed Overview: The match process Here’s how the match works and what to plan for. Hawks versus Doves: An inside look at the resident selection process Get an insider perspective on programs’ process for interviewing and ranking applicants. Match Day Traditions Forget the stress of creating your ROL, and smile as you learn how a few schools celebrate Match Day and envision yours. Couples Match The couples guide to communicating with residency programs When and how to leverage your couple status during interview season. Navigating the match as a couple We’re entering the Match as a couple—how can we maximize our rank order list so we have the best chance of matching together? Couples matching when you aren’t in the same match program or cycle While it’s not possible in these scenarios to formally participate as a couple, a couple can optimize their chance of matching in the same geographic area.