Things to Know
- Registering for the MedPhys Match does not constitute an application to any programs.
- You should check with each program directly about their application requirements and method of submission.
- Most programs use the MP-RAP application service provided by AAPM.
- Applicants must conduct themselves in a professional manner in all aspects of the recruitment process, including but not limited to applications, interviews and any participation in online forums or shared information documents.
You should check with each program directly about how to submit an application. Most programs use the MP-RAP application service to collect applications.
MP-RAP is a separate and distinct service from the MedPhys Match, run by a different organization.
|MP-RAP||The MedPhys Match|
|Sends your applications to programs, before the interview and evaluation process.||Takes your ranking preferences and determines your final placement into a program, after the interview and evaluation process is complete.|
|Access from aapm.org/mprap||Access from natmatch.com/medphys|
|Contact MP-RAP's customer support||Contact NMS customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-461-6322|
Only applicants that are registered for the MedPhys Match can send applications using MP-RAP to participating programs.
Applying to Non-Match Programs
While it is expected that most programs will participate in the MedPhys Match, some programs may choose not to participate.
If you apply to both participating and non-participating programs you will have to decide prior to the Rank Order List deadline whether to accept a position outside of the MedPhys Match or to participate in the MedPhys Match. Only programs that are participating in the MedPhys Match can be included on your Rank Order List.
If you accept a position at a program that is not participating in the MedPhys Match, you must withdraw from the MedPhys Match.
If you certify a Rank Order List and do not withdraw prior to the Rank Order List deadline, your rankings will be used in the matching process. If you are matched to a program, you must accept the position with which you are matched. If you refuse to accept the MedPhys Match result, your actions may be reported to the AAPM and penalties may be imposed as outlined in the Applicant Agreement.