Medical Physics Residency Program

OHSU's Medical Physics Residency Program aims to provide clinical training in radiation oncology physics that will prepare residents for board certification and a professional career in radiation oncology. Residents will experience clinical training in all aspects of radiation oncology physics. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) since 2015 and follows the Guidelines for Accreditation of Medical Physics Residency Programs.

Description of the Program

Medical Physics Residency Program residents train within OHSU's Department of Radiation Medicine. The department occupies 17,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the Kohler Pavilion with several affiliated and satellite institutions. The Medical Physics Residency program utilizes all facilities to ensure residents have both a broad and deep exposure to the field of Medical Physics.

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. The residency is structured into rotations which last between 1 to 3 months. The first year consists of close work with medical physicists and dosimetrists. During the second year physics residents enjoy greater autonomy to develop independent thinking and problem solving skills.

Curriculum

Quality Assurance Rotation

Dosimetry Rotation

Stereotactic Rotation

Tomotherapy Rotation

Annual QA, Acceptance Testing, Commissioning Rotation

Brachytherapy Rotation

Special Procedures Rotation

Radiation Safety Rotation

 

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.

Residency Program Statistics

Resident Statistics

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Resident Details

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Prospective Applicants

OHSU requires applicants to 1) have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program, or 2) possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, or 3) possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have taken and passed coursework that satisfies the CAMPEP standards for graduate education.

This program accepts applications thru Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) and participates in the Medical Physics Matching Program.

For more information on the Medical Physics Residency Program, please email RadMedEd@ohsu.edu.