Couples Match in Emergency Medicine

Dana Kindermann, Wendy C. Coates, Nicole Deiorio, Robert W. Collins, Amal Mattu, Mohamad Ali Cheaito, Shahram Lotfipour, Amin Kazzi

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The Match is a daunting process for everyone, but it can be exceedingly more complicated for couples. Accordingly, the Couples Match was introduced by the National Residency Match Program in 1984 and has been witnessing a steady increase in the number of participating couples over the past 30 years. The highest number of couples participating in the match, and the highest match rate among them, was recorded in 2018. In this article, we provide couples considering the Couples Match, with one or both partners planning to apply to emergency medicine, with insights on this process. Although it may initially appear to be complicated, the Couples Match enables partners to obtain postgraduate training in geographic proximity to one another. With good communication between the partners and their advisors, an exciting joint venture can unfold that is fueled by the strength of the couple.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • applicants
  • couples match
  • emergency medicine
  • match
  • medical student
  • residency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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    Kindermann, D., Coates, W. C., Deiorio, N., Collins, R. W., Mattu, A., Cheaito, M. A., Lotfipour, S., & Kazzi, A. (Accepted/In press). Couples Match in Emergency Medicine. Journal of Emergency Medicine.