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: 1) Make it easier for applicants to apply for residency programs; 2) reduce administrative burden for residency programs that have to process these applications; and 3) provide a mechanism that will allow prog...rams 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 Mission of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) is to promote consistent quality education of medical physicists by evaluating and accrediting Graduate, Residency and Continuing Education programs that meet high standards established by CAMPEP in collaboration with its sponsoring organizations.
CAMPEP is a nonprofit organization whose objectives are the review and accreditation of educational programs in medical physics.
Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, the objective of which is to ensure a program or institution has met a defined standard. Thus accreditation serves as public recognition that a program provides a quality service or education.