Residency Programs should familiarize themselves with the information on this page. Cycle deadlines and other important dates are found in the CASPR Schedule below. 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 residency programs.
The CASPR Schedule provides you with a timeline for the CASPR cycle including important deadlines you need to meet.
We suggest you download a copy of the schedule and add important dates to your personal calendar.
What’s New & Different for CASPR 2024
- Program Registration and CRIP Interview and Accommodations have moved from CASPRweb to this page on the AACPM website.
- Applicants may apply to 12 programs as part of their basic CASPR application fee. This is an increase from 10 last cycle.
- Programs can opt to change their program’s deadline for applications from October 31, 2023 to any date up until the day before the ranking deadline. This change is made in the program’s CASPR NMS account.
Program Registration for the 2024 CASPR Residency Application and Match
To register for the current CASPR cycle, programs must complete registration. Registration consists of three steps:
- Signature and return of the current cycle Institutional Agreement
- Update of program contact information and directory information
- Payment of Fees
AAPM accepts payment by credit card, ACH/Wire Transfer, or check. Credit card and ACH/Wire payments are preferred.
Once your program has completed steps 1 and 2, National Matching Service (NMS) is notified that the program is eligible to create their account in the CASPR NMS system which opens on July 5. Programs receive an email notification once the site opens.
If you have questions, send an email detailing your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP) is a combined interview event for residency candidates and residency program selection committees. Over 6 days, the majority of CASPR residency programs attend to interview applicants. CRIP is divided into two sections, in order to accommodate all the residency programs. CRIP saves time and money for both applicants and programs.
The 2024 CRIP event is January 11-16, 2024 at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, TX.
Section 1 is January 11-13 for “West” programs.
Section 2 is January 14-16 for “East” programs.
About the Match
CASPR uses a mathematical algorithm to place applicants into residency positions. Research on the algorithm was the basis for awarding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
About 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.
The National Matching Services (NMS) CASPR site has an extensive library of resources to help programs navigate the application review, interview scheduling, and match processes.
For more information, visit the websites below or contact us.