As the deadline nears to certify rankings, the governing agency of the residency match sends medical students this reminder:

"One of the purposes of the Matching Program is to allow both applicants
and programs to make selection decisions on a uniform schedule and without
undue or unwarranted pressure. Both applicants and programs may express
a high degree of interest in each other and try to influence future ranking
decisions in their favor, but must not make statements implying a commitment.

I, for one, have never had difficulty complying. But I've got to ask: Is this the Residency Match -- or