Applications are collected and evaluated by programs independently of the MedPhys Match.
Participating in the MedPhys Match does not change your application procedures. Residencies are free to accept applications and evaluate applicants in any manner you like. Many programs obtain applications using the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) provided by AAPM. MP-RAP is a separate but complementary service to the MedPhys Match.
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.
You can only be matched to applicants who register for and participate in the MedPhys Match.
In order to submit your Rank Order List(s) by the deadline, all your applicant interviews must be completed before that deadline date.
Prior to the Rank Order List deadline, you must provide complete and accurate information concerning the position(s) being offered in the MedPhys Match to all applicants who you will interview or rank, including all institution and residency program policies related to eligibility requirements for appointment, compensation for residents, and accreditation status. This is extremely important to avoid potential misunderstandings and to ensure that applicants have full information when creating their Rank Order Lists.
You are reminded that, according to the Residency Agreement, you may not require a commitment from applicants or make an offers of appointment to any applicant prior to the release of the MedPhys Match results. You must also conduct your recruitment and interviews in compliance with relevant institutional and statutory guidelines, which may include non-discriminatory practices.
A program may voluntarily inform an applicant that it intends to rank the applicant. Similarly, an applicant may voluntarily inform a program that they intend to rank the program. However, neither the program nor applicant may ask or prompt the other side for this information. Furthermore, while you may freely discuss any matter with an applicant, neither programs nor the applicants may solicit or disclose information about the positioning of any applicant or program on a Rank Order List.
List of Registered Applicants
Residencies participating in the MedPhys Match can log in to the NMS Match System to access a List of Registered Applicants. The list shows the name and the Code Number assigned to each applicant who is registered to participate in the MedPhys Match.
The List of Registered Applicants will be available by February 21, 2022.
Only applicants who are registered for the MedPhys Match can be included on your Rank Order List. Check that all applicants you intend to rank are included in the List of Registered Applicants. If you wish to rank an applicant who does not appear on the List, contact the applicant and encourage them to register for the MedPhys Match as soon as possible.