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Medical Physics Residency

Koren Smith and John Wong with the medical physics water tank which helps ensure accurate delivery of radiation during the planning process.
Koren Smith and John Wong with the
medical physics water tank which
helps ensure accurate delivery or
radiation during the planning process.

This three-year residency program, which is accredited by CAMPEP, provides strong competency in clinical medical physics along with clinically oriented research and development experience. The program's goal is to train highly competent medical physicists who will provide excellent patient care and will contribute as the next generation of leaders.

Applicants should have a recent PhD in medical physics, experimental physics, biophysics, or related discipline and have a demonstrated track record of experimental design and execution. Recognizing the importance of diverse backgrounds to the field, the program will accept applicants from both CAMPEP-accredited medical physics programs and from non-medical physics programs.

Training takes place under the direct mentorship of experienced clinical and research physics staff with support from others in the department and university. Two years of the residency are dedicated to clinical training and one year to clinically directed research and development.

Objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide the resident with the thorough experience necessary to work independently and provide quality patient care
  • Prepare the resident for ABR board certification

Physics Residency Statistics

Year (Start - Finish)# of Applicants# Accepted# Have Graduated# Now Certified# Currently Clinical Employments# Currently Academic Appointments
Pre-CAMPEP Accreditation2003 - 2005NA11111
2004 - 2006NA33332
2005 - 2007NA11111
2006 - 2008NA22220
2009 - 2010NA11110
Post-CAMPEP Accreditation2010 - 20133511111
2011 - 20144722

1 Expected

1 Repeat 

2012 - 2015510    
2013 - 2016581    
 2014 - 2017651 Alternative Path    


Steering committee:
John Wong, PhD, director of medical physics
Todd McNutt, PhD
Stephanie Terezakis, MD, director of physician residency

Other medical physicist educators:
Woody Armour
Yi Le, PhD
Bin Shen, MS
Koren Smith, MS
Terry Teslow, PhD
Erik Tryggestad, PhD

For more information

The Medical Physics Residency Guide describes the program in detail.


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