If an applicant who meets the eligibility criteria does not receive an offer from their chosen region, they will progress through to national clearing; this only applies to the England and Wales vacancy as all applicants to the Scotland vacancy are in contention the all posts throughout the process.
National clearing will group all remaining candidates into one pool and re-rank them as one cohort through the random process. Then the applicants will be able to rank their programme preferences from those available to go through the matching algorithm again.
After the upgrade deadline, each region will determine whether they have any unfilled or additional IMY3 posts to offer.
It is not possible to give any indication until that time whether there will be any need for clearing and, if so, in which regions. Should there be the need for clearing, the following will apply:
Clearing offers will be completed within 2-3 weeks of the clearing deadline.