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Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency Program

Montefiore Medical Center is the academic medical center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and offers highly-competitive residency programs in all aspects of medicine. Ranked among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, our institution has been innovating new treatments, new procedures and new approaches to patient care for more than 100 years, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world.

Why Medical Physics Residents Choose Montefiore

The Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics Residency is a two year Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) approved training program, designed for candidates who are interested in careers in clinical radiation oncology physics. The Medical Physics Residency Program, with a sub-specialty of Therapeutic Radiologic Physics, provides structured training and progress assessment in all aspects of clinical therapeutic radiation oncology physics under supervision of board certified medical physicists.

Objectives of the medical physics residency program:

  • Provide in-depth professional training and comprehensive exposure in science and technology of therapeutic radiologic physics in a structured clinical environment.
  • Enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills regarding clinical practice decision making.
  • Develop resident competency in codes of ethics in professional practice.
  • Facilitate understanding of the topics from the study guides of the American Board of Medical Physics and the American Board of Radiology.

Upon completion of the program, medical physics residents will be competent in all areas of therapeutic radiologic physics and prepared to qualify for the certification examination of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology Physics.

Become a Part of Our Legacy of Excellence

The successful applicant will join a team of ten faculty/clinical board-certified physicists, seven dosimetrists, eleven radiation oncologists, and seven medical residents, in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Residents entering a medical physics residency educational program shall have a strong foundation in basic physics. This shall be demonstrated either by an undergraduate or graduate degree in physics, or by a degree in an engineering discipline or another of the physical sciences and with coursework that is the equivalent of a minor in physics (i.e., one that includes at least three upper-level undergraduate physics courses that would be required for a physics major). In addition, residents must either have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program, or possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program.

All candidates are required to obtain a New York State limited permit license prior to starting residency. Positions, details, and other requirements are offered via the AAPM MP-RAP website.

We encourage all interested applicants to learn more about our generous compensation and benefits package; additional resources and amenities; and specifics relating to the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics residency program. Please feel free as well to contact us for additional information.

  

Academic Year Number of Applications Number Offered Admission Number Enrolled
in Program
Number Completing Program
2010 24 1 1 0
2011 46 1 2 1
2012 49 1 2 0
2013 25 2 3 1
2014 61 2 4 1
2015 69 2 4 2
2016  96 2 4 2
2017  94 2 4 2
2018 92 2 4 2
2019 80 2 4 2
2020 91 2 4 2

 

Graduated Academic Clinical Industry Government Additional Education
Totals 15 0 15 0 0 0

 

Resident Highest Degree Graduation ABR Certified Employment
1 MS 12/2011 Yes Novant Health, VA
2 PhD 6/2013 Yes VA Medical Center, NY
3 MS 6/2014 Yes Columbia Univ. Medical Center, NY
4 MS 6/2015 Yes Montefiore Medical Center, NY
5 PhD 6/2015 Yes St. Luke's Cornwall, NY
6 MS 6/2016 Yes 21st Century Oncology, IN
7 PhD 6/2016 Part 2 John Hopkins, MD
8 MS 6/2017 Yes Tower Health System, PA
9 MS 6/2017 Yes Loyola Univ. Medical Center, IL
10 MS 6/2018 Yes VA Medical Center, NY
11 MS 6/2018 Yes Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
12 MS 6/2019 Part 2 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
13 MS 6/2019 Part 2 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
14 MS 6/2020 Part 1 Inova Health System, VA
15 MS 6/2020 Part 1 Montefiore Medical Center, NY