What is the process if I am investigated for an alleged violation of the Match Participation Agreement?
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The NRMP solicits information from the applicant, program, and/or any other individuals with knowledge of the situation. A Preliminary Report documenting the nature of the allegation is prepared. If the results of the investigation indicate that a violation has not occurred, the case is closed. If the results of the investigation indicate a violation likely has occurred, the case is then reviewed by a panel of the NRMP’s Policy Review Committee, which determines whether a violation occurred and, if so, the appropriate penalty. A Review Panel Report is issued to the subject of the investigation, who will have ten business days to notify the NRMP of the intent to dispute the finding by initiating arbitration. Please visit the Policies page on the NRMP website for more information about the violation investigative process.