IPFAS allows for a single secure application to multiple participating fellowship programs. Applications, supporting documents, and letter of recommendations can be uploaded into the IPFAS program. After registering with IPFAS, a unique code will be issued to the applicants for letters of reccomendations to be directly uploaded by letter writers (see instructions below).
Please review your application information and documents prior to confirming and sending to programs. Once your information is certified, it will not be possible to modify, delete, or add information to your application.
Applying with AIPPD
It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm the deadline dates and IPFAS participation for each individual program before you apply as this may be different for each program. Applicants wishing to apply to MD Anderson should contact their program director directly. The interview process including invitations for interviews will be managed by each individual program and not IPFAS. The match process will be conducted through the NRMP and requires separate registration, but some programs may be accepting applicants outside of the match system.
Applying with AIPPD
Application must be completed at one sitting, while the fee may be paid at a later time. The application will not be sent to programs until the fee is paid and your application is submitted. You may create an account and exit/ return with the same username/ password. However, the application information will NOT save your application information (i.e. exam dates, USMLE scores, etc.) after exiting. Please see below for all necessary documents. NRMP number is not required to submit application. IPFAS will remain open to new applications from June till 1 week after the NRMP match date (www.nrmp.org) to allow for unmatched applicants to apply to unmatched programs (scramble).
Applying with AIPPD
After the match date, applications may be made available to participating IPFAS unmatched programs.
Fee for IPFAS will depend on the number of applications to programs. $100 USD will allow applicants to setup and send applications to 8 different programs, with each additional program(s) being $10/ additional program. Fees can be submitted by credit card via Paypal. Once the application fee is paid, you may not update or add additional programs.
Supporting documents can be uploaded into IPFAS directly by applicants. Please have all documents available for upload at the time of completing the application. You will NOT be able to save your information and return to your application.
3 letters of recommendations if available, may submit application with none
Personal Statement / Letter of intent
Procedure Log (excel, pdf, or Word Format)
USMLE or COMLEX scores (unofficial scanned copies acceptable)
NRMP applicant number, not required to submit application
Portrait picture (jpeg files only)
Letter writers may also upload your letter of recommendation on your behalf after your application is paid and submitted. An application number will be issued to you when you register for IPFAS. It will be necessary for your letter writer to know your registration number in order for them to upload your letter. Applicants will be able to see if a letter writer has uploaded a document, but not the letter itself. A list of uploaded letters will appear after clicking the letters of recomendation section after logging in to the account.
IPFAS allows for the electronic viewing and filing of applications to your program for easier management of records.
Annual confirmation will be necessary to confirm IPFAS participation.
Participating fellowship directors will be issued an access login to IPFAS to view applications and print documents for your program only. Other faculty members in your program will not be issued an access pass to IPFAS.