In case you missed this announcement, the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) recently announced changes that will affect medical students.
Small Increases In Registration Fees
After June 30, 2016, the applicant fee for the Main Residency Match will increase from $70 to $75. The fee will increase to $80 after June 30, 2017.
SOAP Reduced From 5 Rounds to Only 3 Rounds
In contrast to previous years, the 2017 Main Residency Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) will conclude after only three rounds at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday of Match Week. This will only affect applicants who do not successfully match in the main Match process.
The NRMP also announced changes for Rank Order Lists in the couples match. You can read the full release here: http://www.nrmp.org/important-notice-policy-changes-implemented-by-nrmp-board-of-directors/.