2020 Match Rank Order List Deadline Change

Apr 23, 2020
The 2020 Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match rank order list deadline has been rescheduled to Monday, August 3.


The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) leadership have been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match. After surveying Fellowship Training Program Directors, and learning more about how centers have been affected the ASTS and TACC have decided to delay the rank order list deadline for this year’s match. All rank order lists will be due by Monday, August 3, 2020, and match results will be available Monday, August 10, 2020. This delay is to allow programs and applicants additional time to conduct interviews. The ASTS and TACC encourage virtual interviews during this time for the safety of the candidates, as well as the functionality of residency training programs, during the current pandemic.

The revised timetable for the 2020 for 2021 Match is below:

January 15, 2020

Applicant registration begins

February 5, 2020

Target date for applicants to complete application

August 3, 2020
Match Deadline

ALL rank lists must be submitted by 12:00 PM (noon) PST. After the deadline rank lists choices will be locked and no changes can be made

August 10, 2020
Match Results

Match results are made available to programs and applicants

August 11, 2020

Any vacancies which remain after the match will be announced

July/August 2021

Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship training begins

If you have any questions, please contact the ASTS National Office at or refer to the SF Match website at 


Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH
President, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Douglas G. Farmer, MD
Chair, Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council

Click here to view the statement. 


Please note, the 2021 Fellowship Training Program Accreditation and Reaccreditation cycle will not change. The application will still open in June 2020 and will be due by August 3, 2020 for new programs applying for accreditation and September 15, 2020 for programs applying for reaccreditation.