Medical Physics Residency
The objective of this residency program is to provide clinical training in radiation oncology physics within a structured clinical environment. Residents will participate in the clinical physics duties under the supervision of board certified medical physicists. At the conclusion of the program, the resident will be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of radiation oncology physics and will be prepared to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. Physics Residency Training is a 2-year program. The first year resident will work closely with medical physicists responsible for clinical tasks in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Diego. A major goal during the second year is to develop independent thinking and confidence in making clinical decisions. One to four months will be spent on each clinical service to assure adequate experience in all clinical physics activities.
The UC San Diego Medical Physics Residency Program was inaugurated on July 1, 2007. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).
For detailed information regarding our residency including a further description of the program, please view the Medical Physics Residency Brochure or contact Jessica Bazo the Program Administrator at email@example.com or by phone at (858) 822-3403. For further information on the field of medical physics please visit the AAPM website.
Requirements for Admission
We prefer that candidates have a Ph.D. or M.S. degree in medical physics from a CAMPEP accredited program or a Ph.D. degree in physics, biophysics, radiological sciences, engineering; or a related field; and must be willing to commit 2 years to the residency program. Note that Ph.D. and M.S. candidates are judged with the same criteria.
Applications are accepted for a July 1, 2014 start date starting from October 1, 2013. Applications will be considered only if they are complete and received before the December 14, 2013 deadline. The application package for each candidate will be provided to the resident program committee. Qualified candidates will be ranked by the residency program committee and top candidates will be invited for an on-site interview in February.