Program Director Welcome

Welcome to Oregon Health & Science University!

Monica Kishore, MS

Welcome to the Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency Program at Oregon Health & Science University! Our residency program began in 2011 and continues to this day with the goal of training for residents in clinical excellence and professionalism. At OHSU we’ve created a learning environment that draws on our dedicated faculty, diverse treatment modalities, and enthusiasm of our entire department to bring out the best in our residents.

One of my overarching goals is to make sure that the graduating resident in fully prepared to practice as independent medical physicists.  To that end, we frequently assess skillsets and introduce the resident to increasing levels of independence while they works within a supportive team of radiation oncologists, nurses, therapists and dosimetrists.

Our faculty is enthusiastic about the insight and excitement residents bring to the clinic and we welcome your interest in our program. Please take a look around the department website and reach out with any questions you may have.


Monica Kishore, M.S., DABR
Residency Program Director
Oregon Health & Science University

The Medical Physics Residency Program is a CAMPEP-accredited two-year program with the goal to train clinically competent medical physicists to a level of independent practice in medical physics and radiation therapy. Our program places a strong emphasis on fostering clinical excellence and professional development, ensuring residents acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed for successful careers.

Residents spend 24 months of clinical training and hands-on experiences in therapeutic medical physics and radiation therapy, all conducted under the direct guidance of experienced medical physicists and  radiation oncologists faculty members, as well as dosimetrists and other clinical associates. During training, each resident is assigned to clinical rotations, ranging from one month to three months in duration, to gain experience in different aspects of medical physics practice. When available, residents may have the opportunity to participate in special projects such as machine commissioning. Optional assignments at our satellite clinics provide valuable educational experiences. Residents become an integral part of the day-to-day clinical operations, performing assigned duties and interacting closely with the department faculty and staff in a professional and collaborative manner.

While research projects are not mandatory, we strongly encourage and support research related to programmatic development and the implementation of new technology. These research projects are typically designed not to extend or interrupt resident training.

We are dedicated to providing this training in a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic educational environment, where the well-being and professional development of each resident are among our top priorities.

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If you still have questions about the residency program, OHSU, or Portland, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Education Coordinator