The NRMP is one of 30 defendants in a lawsuit about resident stipends and duty hours - things the NRMP has no control over. The NRMP only runs the Match.
This Web site explains the importance of the Match to GME and how destroying it will negatively impact medical education without improving stipends and duty hours.
Click here Economists' study shows that fellowship stipends are not determined by the presence or absence of a matching program.
News: 4/8/04 - Congress recognizes key role of the Match in graduate medical education and confirms that the Match does not violate the antitrust laws. Press Release.
3/18/04 - 2004 Match. Record number of applicants match to over 20,000 first- and second-year residency positions. Press Release. See Data.
2/11/04 - Six defendants dismissed. Court finds NRMP has valid arbitration agreement, but decides not to enforce it. NRMP appeals. Other defendants seeking appeal on other rulings. Press Release.
12/6/03 - U.S. resident organization with 30,000 members opposes lawsuit because “most residents would be worse off without the Match.” Recommends seeking change in resident conditions through organizations dedicated to medicine - not the courts. See Report of the AMA-RFS.