Rankings for Applicants

The 2024 MedPhys Match

Things to Know

  1. The list of preferred programs you submit to the MedPhys Match is called a Rank Order List.
  2. You must log into the NMS Match System to enter and certify your Rank Order List by the Rank Order List deadline, March 20, 2024.
  3. If you do not intend to submit a Rank Order List for the MedPhys Match, you must withdraw from the MedPhys Match by the Rank Order List deadline using the NMS Match System.

Key Dates

NMS Match System Opens For Rankings March 4, 2024
Rank Order List Deadline March 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time


The matching algorithm is designed such that it cannot be gamed or manipulated.

The only strategy is to rank your choices in order of your true preferences, without considering how you expect to be ranked by any program.

Rank all programs to which you applied that would be acceptable. Submitting a longer list of programs may increase the likelihood of being matched.

Do not rank any program that you consider unacceptable (i.e., you would not want to be matched to the program under any circumstances). You can only be matched to programs that appear on your Rank Order List.

To determine if a program is acceptable and avoid potential misunderstandings, it is very important to have all information regarding program eligibility requirements, resident compensation, and program accreditation status. The program should provide this information as part of the application and interview process.

Certify Your Rank Order List

You must certify your Rank Order List in the NMS Match System for it to be used in the MedPhys Match. Certifying your Rank Order List lets NMS know it is ready to be used in the MedPhys Match.

You can make changes to your list even after it is certified, until the Rank Order List deadline. If you make changes after your list is certified, the list will become uncertified and you will have to certify your list again before the deadline in order for it to be used in the MedPhys Match.


Two applicants who wish to coordinate their matches (e.g., obtain positions in the same geographic location) may participate in the MedPhys Match as a Couple.

Guide to the NMS Match System

Consult the Account User Guide and Rankings User Guide for detailed instructions for using the NMS Match System.

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