Medical Physics Residency Program

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Our Medical Physics Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). The two-year program provides comprehensive training and experience in radiation oncology physics to candidates with an MS or PhD degree in physics, medical physics or a closely related field.

This training program involves full participation of the physics resident in the clinical routine, under the supervision of the program director and the program faculty. The intent of the program is to provide hands-on clinical education and to prepare the graduate for the ABR board certification examination and a professional career in radiation therapy. Extensive training is provided in the area of patient setup and positioning, treatment planning and planning computers, clinical dosimetry, brachytherapy, linac calibration and quality assurance, and radiation safety. Experience is offered in the special procedures of stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), TomoTherapy, VMAT, SBRT, and low and high dose rate brachytherapy. 

The residency training program is designed in accordance with American Association of Physicists in Medicine Report 90 Guidelines and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).

  • Apply
  • Qualifications
  • Apply

    The program participates in the AAPM Common Application Program (CAP) program and the following information must be part of the application: personal information (name, address, contact information), ABR certification status, disclosure of criminal behavior, academic violations, and/or licensure actions, employment history, military service history (if applicable), education (undergraduate and graduate), three letters of recommendation (including one from your current advisor or department head), a personal statement (max 3000 characters) indicating why you want to go into Medical Physics, and anything else you want to communicate to the applications reviewers (this is instead of a cover letter), a CV (should include awards, publications and presentations), and official transcripts and a copy of TOEFL results (if applicable).

    More information regarding the official University of Minnesota employment posting and University employment application will be sent to applicants upon receipt of CAP application.

    Application materials should be received before December 19, 2018, deadline, and the position is contingent upon the applicant's legal eligibility to work in the United States. The program participates in the MP-RAP.  It is hoped that the successful applicant will start July 1, 2019.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP accredited program.

Interviews

Interview are usually conducted in February/March timeframe.

Medical Physics Resident Statistics

 

Year # of Applicants # Accepted # Graduated # Now Certified # Clinically Employed # Academic Appointment
2006 32 1 0 0 0 0
2007 58 1 1 1, ABR 1 1
2008 58 1 1 1, ABR 1 1
2009 40 1 1 1, ABR 1 0
2010 44 0 1 1, ABR 0 0
2011 33 1 1 1, ABR
1, ABR Part 1 Completed
1 1
2012 0 0 0   0 0
2013 59 1 1   1 (in training)  
2014 60 1 0 2, ABR 1 0 0
2015 73 1 1 1 1 0
2016 45 1 1 1, ABR 2 1 0
2017 85 1 1 0 1 1
2018 73 1  1 0 1 0