Residency in Medical Physics
The Medical Physics clinical residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is overseen by the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, which includes 16 faculty physicists, eight dosimetrists, one service and research engineer, and three IT specialists. The Medical Physics residency program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).
The residency is a two-year program that emphasizes clinical excellence and professional development in Radiation Oncology Physics.
The residency includes didactic courses, but the majority of time is spent in “hands-on” clinical rotations. Residents are expected to become an integral part of the Department of Radiation Oncology, performing clinical duties while interacting closely with the entire faculty and staff in a collegial manner.
The Physics faculty works closely with 16 radiation oncologists and eight medical residents who provide services to more than 150 patients per day. The benefits of the residency include professional career training, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a professional allowance to support travel and other professional needs. Graduating residents are expected to be well-prepared for a career in clinical medical physics and for the American Board of Radiology examination in therapeutic radiological physics. Graduates are encouraged to become contributing members of the medical physics community at large.
Eligibility and Application
Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD degree in medical physics, physics, or a related field by the position start date. Preference is given to graduates of CAMPEP-approved medical physics graduate programs, but all qualifications are considered in the review process. A complete application includes:
- A cover letter that contains a personal statement
- A curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference
- Official transcripts covering the applicant’s graduate education