Medical Physics Residency Program
Welcome to OHSU's Radiation Medicine Medical Physics Residency Program. Trainees of this Program will experience clinical training in all aspects of radiation oncology physics. Upon completion of the program, a certificate will be issued and the trainee will be well prepared for board certification and a professional career in radiation oncology.
The OHSU Medical Physics Residency Program follows the Guidelines for Accreditation of Medical Physics Residency Programs, published by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program.
The objective of the residency program is to train each resident under the supervision of board certified medical physicists in both routine and highly specialized procedures covering such areas as radiation calibration, radiation safety, quality assurance, dosimetry and treatment planning, and brachytherapy.
Resident competency is evaluated throughout the training and residents will progressively participate in the routine clinical duties of a staff physicist. At the completion of the program the resident will be prepared to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology Physics.
- Treatment Planning (3D, IMRT, VMAT)
- Quality Assurance
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRS, SBRT)
- Specialty Procedures (TBI, TSE, Intrabeam, GammaKnife, Cyberknife)
- Brachytherapy (HDR GYN, HDR Breast, LDR Eye plaque, LDR Prostate)
- Acceptance Testing and Commissioning (Linear Accelerators and Treatment Planning Systems)
- Christopher Aguilera, MS
- Genevieve Wu, PhD
- Monica Kishore, MS (Medical Physics Residency Program Director)
- James A, Tanyi, PhD (Interim Physics Chief)
- Junan Zhang, PhD
- Kyle Gallagher, PhD
- Richard J. Crilly, PhD
- Stephanie Junell, PhD
- Susha Pillai, MS
AdmissionsThe Department of Radiation Medicine will not offer a physics residency position with a start date in 2018.
Applicants should submit materials through the Common Application system (MP-RAP) and are requested to send a cover letter describing motivation for applying to OHSU and highlighting relevant skillset to Monica Kishore, MS.
Resident Enrollment Statistics
* One resident left the program prior to completion of the residency after discussing a job offer with the Program Director. It was agreed that the resident was in good standing to continue ABR certification if the remaining rotation components were met on the job.
Links of Interest
- Independent application of an analytical model for secondary neutron equivalent dose produced in a passive-scattering proton therapy treatment unit[iop science]
- Making radiation therapy less daunting for young cancer patients
- Spring 2018 AAPM Northwest Chapter
- Monica Kishore, MS has been appointed Vice Chair of the Women's Employee Resource Group
- Monica Kishore, MS has been selected for membership into the OHSU Educators' Collaborative
- The OHSU/OSU Medical Physics Graduate Program has received full CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs) re-accreditation thru December 31, 2020!
- Oregon Medical Physics Program
- The Future of Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology NWAAPM Fall Meeting – September 4, 2015
- Alex Egan wins 1st place for the Young Investigator's Abstract Presentation
- Nancy Wang, PhD presented on "From Imaging to Radiation Therapy"
- OHSU Medical Physics Residency Program Receives CAMPEP Accreditation
- OHSU medical physics investigators participated in the 2014 Northwest American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Fall Meeting
- First Intraoperative Electron Beam Radiotherapy Procedure in Oregon