Applicants should familiarize themselves with the information on this page. Cycle deadlines and other important dates are found in the CASPR Schedule. There is also useful information to learn more about CASPR, the CRIP interview event, and the match process. Links are provided to guide you to external resources related to CASPR and the residency search.
If you wish to complete your CASPR application, make payments, schedule CRIP interviews, or view Match announcements, visit the CASPR site at National Matching Services and select the “Applicants” button.
What’s New & Different for CASPR 2024
- Applicants may apply to 12 programs as part of their basic CASPR application fee. This is an increase from 10 last cycle.
- BE AWARE, that if an applicant applies to 12 programs for the match, they will need to purchase additional program application credits at $15 each, if they find themselves in MP II.
- The deadline for applications to programs is October 31, 2023, however, programs have the option this year to continue to accept applications up until the day before the ranking deadline.
- The applicant interview scheduling fee covers scheduling interviews on the CASPR NMS system, whether those interviews be in-person (at CRIP or program sites) or virtual.
The CASPR Schedule provides you with a timeline for the CASPR cycle including important deadlines you need to meet.
We suggest you download the schedule and add important dates to your personal calendar.
The Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP), is an interview event for residency candidates and residency program selection committees. After reviewing applications for academic merit, residency programs invite select candidates for face-to-face interviews. Over 6 days, most CASPR residency applicants and podiatric residency programs attend to complete in-person interviews at the CRIP event. CRIP is divided into two sections to accommodate all the participating residency programs. CRIP saves time and money for both applicants and programs over disbursed interviews at program sites.
Section 1 programs interview any of the first three days of CRIP and Section 2 programs interview any of the second three days of the six day event. A program’s CRIP status and section are listed in the “Section” column of the CASPR Directory of Residency Programs. The dates for CRIP are listed in the CASPR Schedule.
For more information about CRIP, visit the 2024 CASPR Information for Applicants page on this website.
At the conclusion of the interview period, residency applicants submit a “rank-order list.” The rank-order list details the programs where the applicant wishes to train, ranked in his/her order of preference. Each residency program also submits a rank-order list indicating a list of its applicants the program wishes to train, ranked in the program’s order of preference. The process is blinded so that neither applicants nor residency programs see the other’s list. The match computer algorithm then attempts to assign each applicant to a residency position using the preferences expressed on the rank-order lists. The mathematical algorithm was the basis for awarding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
To make the algorithm work best for you, base your rank order list (rankings) on your true preferences, not on how you think you will match.
Two applicants who are registered for CASPR and wish to obtain positions in the same geographic location may participate in the matching process as a “couple.” Applicants who participate in the matching process as a couple link their choices together to form “pairs” of program/track choices. The paired choices are processed in rank order sequence by the matching algorithm as it attempts to match the couple to the most preferred pair of programs/tracks to which both partners can match.
To participate as a couple, both applicants must submit a Rank Order List in the same phase of CASPR–the Match and/or MP II. If only one of the applicants is submitting ranks for a particular phase, that applicant must participate as an individual in that phase.
MATCH PHASE II (MP II)
After the match algorithm is run, any unfilled positions are offered to unmatched applicants in a second match we call Match Phase II (MP II).
Unmatched applicants and unfilled programs a period of several days to learn more about each other and to conduct interviews. At the conclusion of this period, unmatched applicants submit a new “rank-order list” of unfilled programs. The rank-order list details the unfilled programs where the applicant wishes to train, ranked in his/her order of preference. Each residency program with unfilled positions also submits a MP II rank-order list, indicating a list of unmatched applicants the program wishes to train, ranked in the program’s order of preference. The process is blinded so that neither applicants nor residency programs see the other’s list. The match computer algorithm is run again with the new MP II rank order lists to see if a match can be made.
Throughout the CASPR cycle, instructional videos and Q&A sessions are offered to help you understand and navigate key steps of the application, interview and match processes.
Check back here for the videos and the dates and times for Q&A with staff.