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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.

Applicants that are registered with NMS (starting Oct 1, 2014) will obtain an NMS ID that can be entered into their CAP profile. This will enable them to apply, without charge, to any position within CAP that is also participating in the MedPhys Match.

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The CAP (Residency Common Application (CAP), 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.

The application will ask for the following information.

  • Personal information (name, address, contact information)
  • ABR certification status
  • Disclosure of criminal behavior, academic violations, and/or licensure actions
  • Employment history
  • Military service history (if applicable)
  • Education (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Names of 3 references (including one from current advisor or department head)
  • Personal statement (max 3000 characters) indicating why you want to go into medical physics, and anything else you want to communicate to the applications reviewers (this is instead of a cover letter).
  • Uploaded CV (should include awards, publications and presentations)
  • Transcripts and a copy of TOEFL results (if applicable)
    • Can be uploaded, or
    • Official copies can be mailed to Clinical Medical Physics Residency Application, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740

If you are already registered in the CAP, please click here to begin entering your Personal Information. If not, click here to register.

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