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 Website

I don't have a login ID or password. How do I get one?

Login information is emailed to all Class of 2015 students in August. If you are the class of 2015 and do not receive your login information in August contact the CASPR office directly at 301-948-9764 or casprcrip@aacpm.org.  If you are a previous graduate, please email casprweb@aacpm.org for a request for a login closer to August.  Please include in the email the year and the school you graduated from.

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I clicked on the forgotten password link but didn’t receive an email. Why?

It may take a few minutes (or hours depending on email service) for the email to appear in your mailbox.  Also check your spam/junk folder.  Contact us if you have not received an email within the same day.  The account locks out after three attempts, which would cause you not to receive the new password via email.

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Application

How much money is due with my application?

The application fee is $150, which includes up to 18 program designations.  If you plan to attend a CRIP section, we recommend that you pay the $200 CRIP fee at the same time, for a total of $350.  You will not be able to designate any programs until the application fee is paid.  Additional fees apply if you wish to designate more than 18 programs.

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How often do I need to update my address?

Most students move around frequently between clerkships during their fourth year.  You only need to update your current mailing information when your actual mailing address changes.  Both CASPR and programs need to be able to get a hold of you if necessary. Now that we are online, students can update their address at any time using the “Edit Profile” tab.

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Are there any mailings I will receive from CASPR?

No, all communication from CASPR is electronic.  Email reminders will go out prior to each major deadline and schedules are posted on both the casprcrip.org and CASPRweb.org sites.

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I am having problems filling out my application. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is look in the CASPR Student User Guide, located on the Information Tab on CASPRweb.org.  If you still have problems or if you are having technical issues, please contact us by phone (301-948-9764) or email us at casprweb@aacpm.org.

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Why am I required to include a contact person as part of my application?

We need a contact person to call if for some reason we are unable to get a hold of you using the contact information provided.  Please choose someone who will know your whereabouts throughout the year, including when you are gone to clerkships.

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Can I make changes to my application after I save it?

Changes can be made to Parts I and II of the application until October 30th.  This includes the photo and other files uploaded (like Letters of Recommendation, CV, etc).  You will still be able to update your contact information in the “My Profile” tab for the entire CASPR cycle.  However, the “My Application” tab will no longer be available after October 30th.

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What if I have not completed my application by the Initial Designation Deadline?

If you have not completed your application and designated programs by October 30th, the "My Application" tab will continue to be available until either your application is completed and you have designated a program or the December 30th deadline has passed.  Be aware that programs can decide not to accept applications after November 15th.  After December 30th you will be withdrawn if application is not complete and will no longer have access to CASPRweb.org.

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I have not passed my APMLE Part I boards but I take it in October. Should I release my scores?

Students are required to release their scores since Passage of APMLE Part I and II is required to participate in CASPR.  Students who do not pass the October exam will be automatically withdrawn from CASPR.

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The APMLE Authorization Screen says my SSN is not correct?

The APMLE Authorization Screen is comparing the social security number you enter with the SSN you entered on your CASPR application Part I.  Make sure you have completed Part I before completing the NBPME Authorization.  If it still gives you an error, try re-entering the SSN on CASPR Part I to make sure it is correct.

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When do you upload the APMLE scores to my CASPRweb account?

We upload the APMLE Part I results to CASPRweb accounts October 31st.  Students will still be able to login to their CASPRweb account and view from the home page their application status on the right hand side of the screen.  The APMLE Part II results will be uploaded on Match Day in March.

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Can I view my application?

Yes.  We strongly encourage you to view the PDFs of Part I and Part II to verify that everything looks correct.  You can also view any documents that you upload.  Transcripts and Clinicals can not be viewed through the website.  Once your application is complete there is a "Reports" tab with the link to your application.  We also encourage you to view your complete application after you upload your photo and all necessary documents as well as CASPR Application Parts I and II.  If you are unable to open your complete application check and make sure first that you are able to view your uploaded documents.  If you are able to open your documents, start deleting each one and then check if you are able to view your application.  Re-upload one at a time to find the file that is giving you the error.  There is usually one file that was not able to collate for you to be able to view your application.  If you continue to have problems, please contact the CASPR office.

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Previous Graduates

Do I have to participate in CASPR?

If you are seeking an advanced position, PGY-2 or PGY-3 you should not participate in CASPR.  Advanced positions do not participate in the Match.  Open advanced positions are listed on the "What's New" page of casprcrip.org as they become available.  At the time of the Match programs are surveyed about any advanced positions they have.  These are published in "What's New" page after the Match.

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If I want to participate in CASPR again, can you upload my information from previous year(s) for me?

No, you would need to request a new login and submit a separate application and fee each year you wish to participate. 

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Why do I need to send another set of transcripts and clinicals to CASPR?

We need current transcripts and clinicals to reflect that you have graduated from the college.  In addition, documents are not rolled over from year to year.

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APMLE Scores

Do previous graduates have to successfully pass both Part II Written and Part II CSPE to participate in the CASPR Match?

No they only have to pass the APMLE Part II Written exam. Previous graduates are not qualififed to take the CSPE Exam.

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When will the scores for Part II Written and Part II CSPE be uploaded to CASPR?

All scores will be added to the CASPR applicant information in early March, just prior to running the CASPR Match.

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Why are the Part II CSPE scores not uploaded prior to ranking in January?

In the same way that Part II Written scores are not uploaded until both the January and February scores are available, Part II CSPE scores are not uploaded until after the first two administrations of the examination.

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If students do not pass both sections of the APMLE Part II Board exams ( Part II Written and Part II CSPE), will they be administratively withdrawn from the CASPR prior to Match?

Yes. Successful completions and passing of both components of Part II are necessary to participate in the CASPR Match.

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Additional Documents

How many files can I upload?

Six files can be uploaded to your account.  The photo is required, but the other five are optional.  Most programs require 3 letters of recommendation (LORs), leaving two slots for your CV, any research, or publications.

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Why can’t I view or print my transcript and clinical?

The colleges provide official transcripts to us so we can include them as part of your application.  Students who wish to obtain a copy of either form should contact their school registrar’s office.  Everyone should have a copy of their transcripts and clinical on hand for their personal files, and a copy may be necessary for participation in the Scramble.

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There is a document on my list that I did not upload. What is it?

Colleges have the ability to upload documents to include as part of your application.  For example, your transcript and clinical will appear and the dean’s letter if your college provides one.  They do not count against the total number of documents you can upload.

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If the colleges can upload documents to my account, will that count against the 5 files I can upload?

No.  Whatever the colleges upload for your file will not be counted against you as far as how many files left you can upload.

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Will I be able to view any of the documents that the college uploads?

Yes, you can view and/or delete documents like letters of recommendation.  However, you can not view your transcript and clinical.  If you need a copy of your transcript or clinical, contact the school registrar.

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Designations

Why is the designation tab grayed out?

You must have paid your CASPR Application fee in order to designate programs.  Once the fee is paid, the tab will become available.

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Can I get a refund if I pay the additional designation fee and then remove some programs from my list?

No.  These fees are non-refundable.

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I haven’t passed Part I of my boards yet, can I still apply to residencies?

No, as per CPME guidelines, applicants are required to pass APMLE Part I and Part II to be eligible for a residency program.

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I designated the wrong program. Can I change it?

Yes, up until the initial program designation closes October 30th.  After this date programs can not be removed from your list.  Applicants can still add programs until Dec 30th.  If there is a program you designated that you are no longer interested in, simply do not interview with them or rank them.

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Do I need to designate programs that are not participating in CRIP?

Yes, you must designate any program that you potentially want to match with.  The programs you designate are the ones we send your application to. They are also the ones that will show up in your ranking portal for the match.  CRIP is the optional interview program.  Participation in CRIP does not affect the CASPR Match.

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The program I want isn't participating in CASPR, do I have to designate it?

Yes, ALL entry level programs must participate in a national matching service. New programs have until November 27th to register with CASPR.  Some programs will not participate in CRIP, but that is a separate, optional process for the interviews. If you want to be able to match with a program, you must designate them.

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Can I still designate programs after October 30th?

Yes.  However, you can not remove programs you are no longer interested in.  As a courtesy, contacting the program stating that you are no longer interested would be sufficient.  Also, please note that the program may not be accepting applicants after November 15, so it is to your advantage to get your application and designations done by the initial designation deadline.

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Can I pay the program’s application fee through CASPRweb?

No.  You will need to send payment directly to the program if they have an application fee.  On the directory page in the Applicant Requirements section, there is an address to send additional materials, including payment.   If writing a check, there is also a field that tells you who to make the payment out to in the same section.

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How can I view if my application is complete with a program?

You can check the “My Programs” tab.  Programs have until November 27 to review applications.  If the program has not made any notes or the Interview Column is blank after this date, you can contact the program to find out your status.  Be sure to read the notes field as most programs will list missing items there.

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Ranking

Do the programs submit their rankings after I do?

No, both the applicants and the programs submit their rankings at the same time. All rankings close on January 23.

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Match

Allopathic medicine has a couples match. Is there a couples match in podiatry?

No.  Because podiatry is a much smaller profession (450 in the Match last year vs. 30,000 for allopathic medicine), there is no couples match. Many of our residencies are grouped together, around the colleges or in major cities, so finding two programs near each other is very possible. New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami and Chicago are all examples of this. If you are looking at programs like Intermountain in Utah that have multiple positions but are not near any other programs, you may want to talk to the residency director about your situation. To guarantee that you are in the same part of the country you may have to limit your rankings to one state or region.

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How does the Match work?

The basis for the CASPR match program is the comparison of priority selections by the applicants and the podiatric residency programs, recorded on the CASPRweb.org site. In the match, the confidential Ranking Forms (numerical rank orders) are the only determinants of offers and acceptances of residency spaces.

An applicant will be matched with the highest choice on his/her Ranking Form, provided that residency program also chose that applicant before having its spaces filled with applicants which it ranked higher. An applicant's chances for being selected by second or third choice programs are not diminished just because they are of a lower priority.

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