If you plan to participate in the 2005 Match, and you completed Step 2 CS testing on or before December 31, you should proceed with Match registration and the completion and certification of your rank order
list, even if your Step 2 CS result is not yet available. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) deadline for registration and certification of rank order lists is 9:00 PM, Eastern Time, on February
The NRMP communicates directly with ECFMG to confirm eligibility to participate. Therefore, your exam results may be available to the NRMP in time for you to participate in the Match even if you have not
received them by February 23. However, you will not be allowed to participate if you have not registered and certified your rank order list.