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 2023.

Please read this page carefully and submit the required information. 

  1. Register (September 28 - January 16, 2023)
  2. Attend Info Session (November 18, 2022)
  3. Submit Rank List (January 17 – 19, 2023)
  4. Pairing; Releasing Unpaired Applicants & Unfilled Slots (January 23, 2023 Onwards)
  5. Recommended Practices For Applicants During Match Week
  6. SAP Policy, Algorithm and Additional Guidance
  7. Terms of Agreement for Applicants


1. REGISTER (September 28 – January 16, 2023 )

  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
  3. You have until 11:59 PM EST, Monday January 16, 2023, to register to participate in the SAP.
  4. Please note that you will not be able to register prior to September 28, 2022.
  5. Take a few minutes to review all the material and links on this page.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Terms of Agreement for Applicants.
  7. Once you read the Terms of Agreement, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'I agree and would like to proceed'
  8. This will take you to the page where you can register to participate in the SAP.
  9. There is no payment for registering to participate in the SAP.

 

2. ATTEND INFO SESSION (December 2, 2022, 2:00 PM ET)

  1. ACPM will host an info session for Applicants on Nov 18, 2022. The session will be recorded and posted here.
     
    Topic: ACOM SAP Info Session for Applicants
    Time: December 2, 2022 2:00 p.m. ET
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89661917306?pwd=WTQxZ3hlbSsvSCtsT0ZSd3g4YUNZUT09
    Meeting ID: 896 6191 7306
    Passcode: 882259


3. SUBMIT RANK LIST & WITHDRWALD FROM SAP (11:00 AM ET, January 17 - 11:59 PM ET, January 19, 2023)

 
  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, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET. From September 28, 2022 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, 2023.
  7. WITHDRAWAL FROM SAP: Thursday January 19 11:59 PM ET is the deadline for applicants to withdraw from the SAP. Send an email to sap@acpm.org prior to this deadline if you wish to withdraw from the SAP. 
     


4. PAIRING; RELEASING UNPAIRED APPLICANTS & UNFILLED SLOTS (January 23, 2023 ONWARDS)

  1. After the Applicants and Programs submit their rank lists, ACPM will conduct the Program/Applicant Pairing from January 23 - 27.
  2. On January 30 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.


5. RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR APPLICANTS

  1. When the Initial Program/Applicant Pairing List results are posted to the SAP website on the Initial Notification Day (January 30, 2023) 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.


6. SAP POLICY, ALGORITHM AND RANK LIST GUIDANCE

  1. SAP Policy (coming soon)
    1. The SAP policy includes the algorithm within Appendix B. But the Algorithm is also illustrated below, as both a PPT and recording.
  2. ACPM SAP PAIRING ALGORITHM (PPT) 
  3. ACPM SAP PAIRING ALGORITHM (Recording) 
  4. Rank List Guidance for Applicants (coming soon)
  5. If you have any other questions about the process, contact ACPM staff
7. TERMS OF AGREEMENT