Things to Know
- Registering for the 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, but not all, programs use the MP-RAP application service provided by AAPM.
You should check with each program directly about how to submit an application. Most, but not all, programs use the MP-RAP application service to collect applications.
MP-RAP is a separate and distinct service from the Match, run by a different organization.
|MP-RAP||The MedPhys Match|
|Sends your applications to programs, before the interview and evaluation process.||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|
Applying to Non-Match Programs
While it is expected that most programs will participate in the 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 Match or to participate in the Match. Only programs that are participating in the Match can be included on your Rank Order List.
If you accept a position at a program that is not participating in the Match, you must withdraw from the Match.
If you certify a Rank Order List of participating programs and you do not withdraw prior to the Rank Order List deadline, your rankings will be used in the Match. If you are matched to a program, you must accept the position with which you are matched. If you refuse to accept the Match result, your actions may be reported to the AAPM and SDAMPP and other penalties may be imposed as outlined in the Applicant Agreement.