graduate medical education residency matching program
(1) Definitions In this subsection: (A) Antitrust laws The term “antitrust laws”— (i) has the meaning given such term in subsection (a) of section 12 of this title , except that such term includes section 45 of this title to the extent such section 45 applies to unfair methods of competition; and (ii) includes any State law similar to the laws referred to in clause (i). (B) Graduate medical education program The term “graduate medical education program” means— (i) a residency program for the medical education and training of individuals following graduation from medical school; (ii) a program, known as a specialty or subspecialty fellowship program, that provides more advanced training; and (iii) an institution or organization that operates, sponsors or participates in such a program. (C) Graduate medical education residency matching program The term “graduate medical education residency matching program” means a program (such as those conducted by the National Resident Matching Program) that, in connection with the admission of students to graduate medical education programs, uses an algorithm and matching rules to match students in accordance with the preferences of students and the preferences of graduate medical education programs. (D) Student The term “student” means any individual who seeks to be admitted to a graduate medical education program.