Applications & Interviews


  • How do I get applications?

    Participating in the MedPhys Match does not change your application procedures. You are free to accept applications and evaluate applicants in any manner you like. Many programs use the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) provided by AAPM.

    Only residencies that are registered to participate in the MedPhys Match can receive applications through MP-RAP from applicants that are participating in the MedPhys Match. If your residency wants to participate in both MP-RAP and the MedPhys Match, you must register separately with each service. To avoid confusion for applicants, programs that participate in both MP-RAP and the MedPhys Match should ensure that information, such as residency and program names, are consistent in both systems.

  • What does it mean to recruit and interview in compliance with relevant institutional and statutory guidelines?

    Every employer has rules that must be followed when recruiting and interviewing applicants. The rules will take into account ethical principles and regulations that enforce such things as equal opportunity and non-discrimination in hiring practices. It is expected that residency Program Directors will be familiar with their institutional policies, or consult their Human Resource departments for further information, and follow best practices in this area.


  • Can I tell an applicant that our program will rank them?

    Programs and applicants 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 programs and applicants have the right to change their Rank Order Lists at any time prior to the Rank Order List deadline.

    Programs may not make any offers of appointment to, or require any commitments from, any applicant prior to the release of the MedPhys Match results. Programs may rank on their Rank Order Lists only those applicants registered in the MedPhys Match.

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