STANDARDIZED ACCEPTANCE PROCESS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT FOR PROGRAMS
The American College of Preventive Medicine (“ACPM”) desires to improve quality and increase access to residencies in general preventive medicine and public health (“Residency Program(s)”), sponsored by the Institution signing below, by offering a standardized acceptance process. By agreeing to these terms, the Residency Program is expressing a desire to participate in the standardized acceptance process (the “SAP”), described in this Participation Agreement. The SAP provides a system for: the pairing with graduate medical education programs (residency programs) in General Preventive Medicine & Public Health in an orderly, objective and standardized manner; the establishment of a uniform timeline for applicants and programs to submit rank order lists that express their respective preferences; and an algorithmic process for pairing process for pairing applicants and program.
To accomplish these goals, the parties agree as follows:
A. Start Date
The Residency Program agrees that its Residency Positions offered through the SAP will commence within the next June 1 through September 30 period.
The Residency Program agrees to review and adhere to those provisions applicable to the Residency Program in the final 2023-2024 Preventive Medicine Application Cycle Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP) for Public Health/General Preventive Medicine (PH/GPM) Residency
C. Modifications to the SAP
ACPM reserves the right to modify SAP if necessary or useful to promote the efficient process or protect the interests of ACPM.
To participate in an annual selection cycle, Residency Program will pay to ACPM $250.00. Applicants will not pay a fee. Residency Program fees are due upon execution of this Agreement. Positions will not be posted through the SAP until payment is received. Fees will be payable online and due as programs register online by November 3.
E. License to Utilize Name of Institution
The Institution hereby grants to ACPM a limited license to use the name of the Institution and the Residency Program to participate in the SAP. ACPM may utilize the name of the Institution for such purposes in any medium. The Institution agrees that ACPM is permitted to list participating institutions and the Residency Program on its website and in other media.
F. Limitation of Liability
The parties agree that ACPM is undertaking its involvement in the SAP to improve quality and facilitate access to Categorical Residency Programs. Approval of Institution as a participant does not mean or imply any guarantee or warranty of the quality. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ACPM SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OR COSTS ARISING FROM THE INSTITUTION’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SAP. BOTH PARTIES AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AS PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
G. Hold Harmless
Residency Program releases, discharges and holds harmless from any and all liability, ACPM and its respective designees, agents, representatives, directors and officers. IN NO EVENT WILL THE ACPM OR ANY of its DESIGNEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, VENDORS OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES AS A RESULT OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF THE ACPM OR ANY OF ITS DESIGNEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, VENDORS OR AFFILIATES, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THE INJURED PARTY IS A PROGRAM, AN APPLICANT, OR A THIRD PARTY.
Neither party may without the written consent of the other assign, delegate or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement.
I. Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter of this Agreement, and supersedes all prior negotiations, agreements and understandings between the parties, whether oral or in writing, concerning its subject matter.
J. Third-Party Beneficiaries
ACPM and the Institution agree that candidates and residents are not third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and nothing in this Agreement is intended to create any third-party beneficiary to this Agreement.
No provision of this Agreement may be waived except by an agreement in writing signed by the waiving party. A waiver of any term or provision shall not be construed as a waiver of any other term or provision.
L. Relationship of the Parties
The parties are independent contractors of each other. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create an employer/employee, joint venture, or other similar relationship between the parties. Neither party shall have the right to exercise control or direction over the business of the other party.