Overview of the CASPR Cycle
Beginning in April, CASPR collects information from all CPME approved
residency programs. This information
is compiled into a directory, which is published in July.
Applications open in August and applicants can begin designating programs
after paying the application fee.
In November, completed applicant files are distributed electronically to the
programs. Via CASPRweb, programs can
inform students when their application is complete and if a personal interview
has been granted.
In January, the majority of programs participate in the Centralized
Interview Program (CRIP), a service
provided by AACPM.
Ranking forms for the Match open to both students and residency programs in late
The computerized Match takes place in March. Results are distributed to programs and students instantaneously via
CASPRweb. At this point, the CASPR
cycle is complete. Any further contact is directly between the residency
programs and applicants.
Match Week Begins with MP II, the offer and acceptance of unfilled positions
within six rounds. MP II provides an opportunity for unmatched applicants to find a position.