Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency

The overall goal of the Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is to produce highly trained medical physicists who will improve patient care by optimizing imaging equipment procurement, usage, and maintenance, and who will advance imaging science by engaging in interdisciplinary team research.  OHSU provides the critical combination of outstanding faculty and expert clinical staff in an environment of established interdisciplinary cooperation and exceptional institutional and departmental resources.

The Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency will admit one new resident per year with a July 1st start date and will provide two years of post-graduate clinical training. In addition to the clinical exposure and professional maturation that will occur continuously throughout the residency, trainees will have the opportunity to conduct clinically-based research throughout the program.  OHSU is the state’s only academic medical center and will provide residents with the unique opportunity to gain professional experience in areas of teaching and presenting, with numerous opportunities throughout the two-year program to teach graduate students, medical residents, radiologic technologists, and hospital staff on topics ranging from basic imaging physics to clinical fluoroscopy safety.

Diagnostic Imaging Physicist Lindsey DeWeese, Ph.D. with student in Imaging room.

Residency training and education will be under the supervision of experienced medical physicists and is designed to provide extensive clinical experience and prepare residents to practice diagnostic imaging physics independently. The program abides by all CAMPEP standards for residency education and obtained initial CAMPEP accreditation in 2021.

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Application process

All applicants to the OHSU Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency must have obtained a Masters or Doctoral degree from a CAMPEP accredited medical physics program. PhD applicants with completion of a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program are also eligible to apply.  If a PhD applicant does not come from a CAMPEP-accredited program, coursework equivalent to the CAMPEP standards for graduate education must be reviewed by the CAMPEP Graduate Education Program Review Committee (GEPRC) prior to application.

The OHSU Diagnostic Radiology Physics Residency participates in the MedPhys match and collects applications through the AAPM MP-RAP. Prospective candidates will be required to submit all necessary items to the AAPM MP-RAP for initial evaluation which includes, official college and graduate transcripts, a personal essay describing their career goals and interest in medical physics, three letters of recommendation from the applicant’s college/graduate instructors or employer, and a curriculum vitae. The MP-RAP application deadline for the program is December 6, 2021.

Once applications are reviewed by the program director and faculty, select candidates will be invited to initial video Webex interviews with two faculty members.  Final interview rounds will consist of interviews with all program faculty and current residents, as well as, a presentation given by the prospective applicant.  For the 2022 recruitment cycle, all first round interviews will be held virtually with a virtual option for second round as well.

For more information about our physics residency you can email the program.

Salary and benefits

All residents are provided with OHSU employee benefits as detailed on the OHSU Human Resources Site.

Imaging physics resident salaries are consistent with other resident salaries within the OHSU School of Medicine.  The salary structure for residents that hold M.S. degrees follows PGY1 and PGY2 for residency years 1 and 2. The salary structure for residents that hold Ph.D. degrees follows PGY3 and PGY4 for residency years 1 and 2.  Prospective applicants can find current PGY salaries on the GME Employment and Benefits page.

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