Overview of 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
Applications open in August and applicants can begin designating programs a few
days after the directory is published.
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 Residency
Interview Program (CRIP), a service provided by AACPM.
Ranking forms for the Match open to both students and residency programs in the
day after CRIP
Match week occurs in the spring. There will be a series of rounds for the
positions that did not fill after the initial Match. After the final round, the
Match results which include who programs and students placed with will be
Following Match week, any unfilled positions are then posted on the
website to provide an opportunity for graduates that did not participate in
CASPR to find a position.