Results & Post-Match
Match Results Day
How do I get my Match result?
Match results will be available in the NMS Match System starting at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time on the MedPhys Match Results Day. You will also be sent an email with your Match result before 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time on the MedPhys Match Results Day. However, we cannot guarantee an email delivery time due to unreliable inbound email servers and exchanges.
Why do we have to wait to get our results?
NMS spends the time between the Rank Order List deadline and the MedPhys Match Day checking and re-checking the data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the MedPhys Match results. Before we process the MedPhys Match, we look for potential errors or mistakes in the rankings submitted by applicants and programs, such as applicants who may have ranked the wrong program or residencies that may have ranked the wrong applicant. We are able to catch some (but not all) errors, and it does take a significant amount of time to reach the MedPhys Match participants to follow-up, verify, and correct these mistakes. Program Directors and applicants are generally busy and can be very difficult to reach. We then have to run the matching algorithm, verify the results, and prepare the results for distribution via the various channels. While it may seem like it takes a long time to get your result, we are able to deliver the results in a time frame that is equal to or less than that of other matching programs of comparable (or even smaller) size in other professions.
How do I report a potential match violation?
You may contact NMS and we will forward the information to AAPM's MedPhys Match Executive Committee (MMX). Alternatively, you may contact MMX directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact the chair of AAPM's Students and Trainees Subcommittee (STSC) and they can contact MMX on your behalf to maintain some level of confidentiality, at least until you decide to file an official complaint.
Why do I have to wait until 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time to contact my program?
We make every effort to send applicants and programs their results by email before 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. However, due to unreliable inbound email exchanges and message handling, we cannot guarantee the time of delivery for the Match result emails.
We ask that applicants and programs wait until 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time before contacting each other to ensure that all participants have an opportunity to obtain their results online through the NMS Match System if they did not receive the email.
What if I refuse to take my matched position?
The MedPhys Match result constitutes a binding commitment from which neither the applicant nor the program can withdraw without mutual written consent.
Applicants who do not accept appointment to the position to which they matched will be in violation of the Applicant Agreement.
Violations of the Agreements and rules of the MedPhys Match will be reported to AAPM's MedPhys Match Executive Committee (MMX), which will investigate the circumstances of the violation. AAPM may impose penalties on violators, including reporting the violations to other MedPhys Match participants and barring the violator from participating in the MedPhys Match in the future.Related Links:
I didn't match. What do I do now?
If you did not match, you may seek an available position in the Post-Match Process.
Beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time on March 27, 2024 , a list of programs with positions available will be provided to unmatched applicants in the NMS Match System. You are free to contact programs, seek positions and accept offers directly from programs independently of the MedPhys Match. NMS is not involved in the filling of positions during the Post-Match Process.Related Links: