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).

Once matched into the program, residents are considered a Post Doc with the Appointment Class: 9546.

Admitted students are eligible to enroll for these benefits.


Application materials and requirements for this program can be found on the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) website. All applications must be submitted through the MP-RAP. In addition, it is highly recommended to submit a letter of interest pertaining to this specific program to the following email address: ehler046@umn.edu. Final acceptance of the residency candidate is contingent on providing official transcripts showing graduation from a CAMPEP approved graduate program in Medical Physics. 

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

Application materials should be received before the December 19, 2023 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 required that the successful applicant will start July 1, 2024.


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


Interviews for the 2024/2025 academic year will be conducted virtually via Zoom on February 19th and February 20th, 2024.

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Medical Physics Resident Statistics


Year # of Applicants # Accepted # Graduated # Now Certified # Clinically Employed # Academic Appointment
2015 73 1 1 1 1 0
2016 45 1 1 1 1 0
2017 85 1 1 1 1 1
2018 73 1  1 1 1 0
2019 69 1 1 1 1 0
2020 81 1 1 0 1 0
2021 68 1 1 1 1


2022 67 1 1 1 1


2023 76 1 1 1 1 0