2017 MedPhys Match

The Medical Physics Matching Program

Applicant Registration

The deadline for registering for MedPhys Match for medical physcis residency positions beginning in 2017 has now passed.

If you are seeking a residency position that begins in 2018, it is expected that information on registering for the MedPhys Match for positions beginning in 2018 will be available on this web site by the end of September, 2017.

Applicant Agreement

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
MedPhys Match: THE MEDICAL PHYSICS MATCHING PROGRAM

APPLICANT AGREEMENT

I plan to apply for a position in a medical physics residency program that starts training between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. In order to participate in the Medical Physics Matching Program (the “MedPhys Match”), I agree:

  1. To abide by the Rules of the Medical Physics Matching Program (“MedPhys Match Rules”) as shown on the Match web site (natmatch.com/medphys), which are incorporated by reference in and are an integral part of this Agreement.

  2. To abide by the Schedule of Dates of the Match as shown on the Match web site (natmatch.com/medphys), which is incorporated by reference in and is an integral part of this Agreement.

  3. To provide complete and accurate information to the MedPhys Match and to all residency programs to which I apply.

  4. Not to make any commitments to or contracts with any participating program prior to the release of the MedPhys Match results. If I choose to accept a position at a program that is not participating in the MedPhys Match or if I decide not to participate in the MedPhys Match for any other reason, then I will submit a withdrawal from the MedPhys Match, and will NOT submit a Rank Order List for the MedPhys Match.

  5. To accept appointment to the program with which I am matched. The program I match with will send a letter of confirmation of the MedPhys Match result to me no later than 10 working days after release of the MedPhys Match results, which I must sign and return to the program within 10 days of receipt of the letter from the program. I understand that I cannot avoid accepting appointment to the program with which I am matched without a written release from the program concerned; also, that another program participating in the MedPhys Match cannot offer me a position unless I have this release.

  6. To pay to National Matching Services Inc. a non-refundable, non-transferable, irrevocable applicant fee of $55 USD to register for the Match for positions beginning in 2017.

I understand that during recruitment discussions I may freely discuss any matter with a program and that I and the program may express a high level of interest in the other. Communication guidelines are as follows:

  1. I may voluntarily inform a program as to whether or not I intend to rank the program.
  2. A program may voluntarily inform me as to whether or not the program intends to rank me.
  3. Neither party (applicant or program) may solicit the intentions for ranking from the other party.
  4. Neither party may disclose to the other party or solicit from the other party any information regarding the positioning of any program or applicant on a Rank Order List.

Any expression of interest that may be made during the free discussion between me and a program is subject to change based on further considerations by either party. Both the program(s) and I have the right to change the Rank Order Lists at any time prior to the deadline for submission of the Rank Order Lists.

For the purposes of the MedPhys Match, my Rank Order List is to be the sole determinant of my order of preference for the programs to which I have applied. Similarly, for the purposes of the MedPhys Match, the Rank Order List submitted by each program is to be the sole determinant of the program's order of preference for the applicants to the program.

I understand and agree that information concerning my participation in the MedPhys Match, including my MedPhys Match result, may be provided to me electronically. Furthermore, I agree to accept the Terms of Use and Privacy policies of the Match web sites, as shown at natmatch.com/medphys.

I understand that the result I obtain in the Match, whether I am matched or not and to which residency program I have been matched, may be reported to programs participating in the MedPhys Match, to AAPM, to the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP) and my school, and to other parties deemed necessary by AAPM or SDAMPP, either by mail or electronically.

I understand that my appointment to the program with which I am matched may be contingent on my satisfying eligibility requirements specified by the institution and program.

I understand that AAPM is responsible for enforcing this Agreement, and violations of the terms of this Agreement or the MedPhys Match Rules will be reported to AAPM. I understand that if I violate any of the terms of this Agreement or the MedPhys Match Rules, such as refusing to accept a position at the program with which I have been matched, the AAPM may pursue all available remedies, including reporting my actions to my school or to Medical Physics program directors. Furthermore, AAPM may impose penalties on me, including barring me from participation in future Medical Physics Matching Programs.