The Fellowship Match for Microsurgery was established in 2010. Its goal is to coordinate fellowship appointments, thus relieving the pressure of uncoordinated appointments and forced early choices. The participating programs will not make any appointments until the match has been completed
The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) sponsors the matching process and is responsible for enforcement of applicable rules. The Matching office does not sponsor or approve any of the participating programs. The function of the Matching Program is strictly limited to processing the match. Listing or not listing any program in the directory does not imply any form of approval, disapproval or endorsement by ASRM. The decision to be listed or not rests solely with each individual Program Director.