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IMPORTANT NEWS: MedPhys Match for 2015 Residency Matching!

August 7, 2014: AAPM and SDAMPP announce the creation of MedPhys Match, a medical physics residency-matching program for graduate students and postgraduate trainees. MedPhys Match will be conducted beginning this Fall, 2014, for the residency year beginning July 1, 2015. SDAMPP endorsed the creation of MedPhys Match at its July 21, 2014 Board of Directors meeting, including financial support. AAPM endorsed the creation of MedPhys Match at its July 24, 2014, Board of Directors meeting, including substantial financial support. The MedPhys Match will be administered by National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS), on behalf of AAPM and SDAMPP.

Programs that are registered with NMS will obtain an NMS ID for each position or track (e.g., different start date, or length of program) that can be entered into CAP. For the time being, adding MedPhys Match positions can be done free of charge within CAP. Programs should be receiving registration information from NMS before the end of September, and applicants will be able to register with NMS starting in October.

The CAP (Common Application Program, or Common Application Process) is a program started by the Workgroup for Coordination of Medical Physics Residency Programs (WGCMPR) to do three things.

  • Make it easier for applicants to apply for residency programs.
  • Reduce administrative burden for residency programs that have to process these applications.
  • Provide a mechanism that will allow programs to work towards a match system, putting applicants in their preferred programs, and getting preferred applicants into participating programs. The match system is currently used by medical residents, but is not currently in place for physics residents.

You must register and pay the fee ($200 as of Sept 2012) for your program to be listed in the CAP. This gets you one credit for a single opening (recruitment). Each time you recruit, you will need to pay the same fee again, but you do not need to register again. The fee is the same if you are recruiting for one position or multiple positions, as long as you are recruiting those positions from the same applicant pool.

If you are already registered in the CAP, please click here to go to your openings (or click Login in the left side menu). If not, click here to register.

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