The Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) is intended to standardize and simplify the physics residency application process, allowing applicants to easily apply to multiple physics residency programs. MP-RAP is sponsored by AAPM, which also sponsors the MedPhys Match, a matching system for residency applicants and programs. Both MP-RAP and MedPhys Match are designed to facilitate the process of application and acceptance into CAMPEP-accredited residency programs.
Many residency programs that use MedPhys Match to fill their positions also use MP-RAP to collect applications but using MP-RAP is not required to participate in the MedPhys Match. During the MedPhys Match recruitment season (approximately October to March), MP-RAP is restricted to residency programs participating in MedPhys Match.
The MP-RAP (Medical Physics Residency Application Program) is a program started by AAPM (https://www.aapm.org/org/structure/default.asp?committee_code=SCOMM) and SDAMPP (https://sdampp.org/) 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 programs to work towards a match system, putting applicants in their preferred programs, and getting preferred applicants into participating programs. For positions available from June to December, a matching program, MedPhys Match (https://natmatch.com/medphys/), is available to facilitate the last goal.
AAPM Career Services has listings for medical physics jobs in specialized disciplines like radiation oncology, radiological physics, diagnostic imaging, dosimetry, health physics, radiation safety, nuclear medicine, and imaging. Find a job here in industry as a certified medical physicist, chief physicist, or clinical physicist, or as an instructor, assistant or associate professor faculty member in medical physics.