Thank you for taking part in the 2023 Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP). This is the process by which the majority of the eligible Public Health/General Preventive Medicine (PH/GPM) residency programs are managing offers to their Applicants for the upcoming academic year beginning in July 2024.

Please read this page carefully and submit the required information. 

  1. Register (LAST DAY - January 12, 2024)
  2. Attend Info Session (December 1, 2023)
  3. Submit Rank List (January 17 – 23, 2024)
  4. Pairing; Releasing Unpaired Applicants & Unfilled Slots (January 29, 2024 Onwards)
  5. Recommended Practices For Applicants During Match Week
  6. SAP Policy, Algorithm and A dditional Guidance
  7. Terms of Agreement for Applicants


1. REGISTER (LAST DAY – January 12, 2024 )

  1. Per SAP policy, Applicants are required to register to participate in the SAP. This will allow ACPM to periodically communicate with the Applicants about the next steps in the process and upcoming deadlines.
  2. In order to register, you will need to submit your full name, birthday and contact information, your medical school and if applicable your previous residency and PGY designation
  3. You have until 11:59 PM EST, Friday January 12, 2024, to register to participate in the SAP.
  4. Take a few minutes to review all the material and links on this page.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Terms of Agreement for Applicants.
  6. Once you read the Terms of Agreement, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'I agree and would like to proceed'
  7. This will take you to the page where you can register to participate in the SAP.
  8. There is no payment for registering to participate in the SAP.


2. ATTEND INFO SESSION (December 1, 2023, 2:00 PM ET)

  1. ACPM hosted an info session for Applicants on December 1, 2023
  2. The info session recording is included below
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    2. Passcode: Vgavk43+ 

3. SUBMIT RANK LIST & WITHDRWALD FROM SAP (11:00 AM ET, January 17 - 11:59 PM ET, January 23, 2024)

  1. There is no payment required to submit rank list.
  2. The rank list is submitted on this website. Do not email the rank list to ACPM.
  3. Read the entire Terms of Agreement for Applicants
  4. Once you read the Terms of Agreement, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'I agree and would like to proceed'
  5. This will take you to the page where you can submit your rank list.
  6. Note that the rank submission form will be available only on January 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM ET. Until January 17, 11:00 AM, you will only see the registration form . ACPM will switch the registration form with the rank submission form at 11:00 AM on January 17, 2024.
  7. WITHDRAWAL FROM SAP: January 23 11:59 PM ET is the deadline for applicants to withdraw from the SAP. Send an email to prior to this deadline if you wish to withdraw from the SAP. 


  1. After the Applicants and Programs submit their rank lists, ACPM will conduct the Program/Applicant Pairing from January 29 - February 2.
  2. On February 5 at 2:00 p.m. ET , the results of the pairing will be shared with the Programs that are participating in the SAP.
  3. The Programs will extend an offer to the Applicants with whom they are paired. Please note that ACPM will not share the results of the pairing to the Applicants. The offer will come directly from the Programs.
  4. At the same time, we will update the Applicants' Database to reflect the number of unpaired/open slots among the Programs. ACPM will update this database as Applicants receive offers and slots get filled.
  5. 5. With the permission of the Applicants (sought during the rank list submission), we will release the list of unpaired Applicants to the programs. We will share a list of programs with available slots to these Applicants who are not yet paired/matched to a Program.


  1. When the Initial Program/Applicant Pairing List results are posted to the SAP website on the Initial Notification Day (February 5, 2024) Applicants should make sure that they are available to quickly receive and accept offers from their paired Program, if they are paired, or possibly from unfilled Programs, if they are not paired. Applicants should check their email frequently and make themselves available by phone or text.
  2. Unpaired Applicants should use their prepared rank lists, in combination with the listing of Programs with open slots, to make decisions quickly and optimally about offers made by unfilled Programs after the Initial Program/Applicant Pairing List results have been posted to the SAP website.
  3. Programs should be notified of an Applicant’s decisions to accept or decline offers as quickly as possible.


  1. SAP Policy
    1. The SAP policy includes the algorithm within Appendix B. But the Algorithm is also illustrated below, as both a PPT and recording.
  4. Rank List Guidance for Applicants
  5. If you have any other questions about the process, contact ACPM staff