Apply & Interview
MP-RAP & Applications
How do I apply to programs?
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.
Apply to Non-Match Programs
What should I do if I have an offer from a program that is not participating in the MedPhys Match?
You must decide prior to the Rank Order List deadline whether you want to accept the position from the non-Match program, or participate in the MedPhys Match.
If you accept the position from a non-Match program, you must withdraw from the MedPhys Match prior to the Rank Order List deadline. If you participate in the MedPhys Match and are matched to a position, you must accept the matched position. 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.
What should I do if I do not get any interviews?
If you do not obtain any interviews and are not going to submit any rankings of programs, you should withdraw from the MedPhys Match. Applicants who withdraw are still able to access information regarding unfilled positions after the MedPhys Match.
Can I discuss my rankings with a program or ask if the program will rank me?
Applicants and programs may freely discuss any matter and may express a high level of interest in each other. Communication guidelines are as follows:
- A program may voluntarily inform an applicant as to whether or not it intends to rank the applicant.
- An applicant may voluntarily inform a program as to whether or not the applicant intends to rank the program.
- Neither party (program or applicant) may solicit the intentions for ranking from the other party.
- Neither party may disclose to the other party or solicit from the other party any information regarding the positioning of any applicant or program on a Rank Order List.
Any expression of interest or intention to rank made during the free discussion between a program and an applicant is subject to change based on further considerations by either party. Both applicants and programs have the right to change their Rank Order Lists at any time prior to the Rank Order List deadline.Related Links: