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MATCH policy and fee changes from NRMP

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Class of 2019, check out these updates from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) about the 2019 Match day.

At its May 2018 meeting, the NRMP Board of Directors amended the Match Participation Agreement for the 2019 Main Residency Match.

  • Students in allopathic medical schools must disclose military match appointments to their schools. Schools must then withdraw those students prior to the Rank Order List Certification Deadline.  All policy changes, including those for programs and institutions, can be found on the Policy Updates Page on the NRMP website.
  • The number of ranks allowed for individual and couples match is now capped at 300.  
  • The Couples’ Fee will increase to $25 per partner. There will also be a new Length of Rank Order List Fee. Lists with 100 or more ranks will incur stepped fees, up to a maximum of $200 until the 300 rank cap is reached (see Match Fees on the NRMP public website for additional information).  These changes will prevent applicants from entering over-long ROLs. Some of which have exceeded 700 ranks without any apparent benefit to the applicants’ Match outcome.  NRMP is confident these changes will provide applicants rank lists that maximize their chances of matching.

Assistance is available from the NRMP Help Desk Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time by or calling our toll-free number at 866-653-NRMP (6767). We appreciate your support of our Matching Program.

NRMP Staff

National Resident Matching Program®
2121 K Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20037

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