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Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency

Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency

The Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency Program at Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center includes a sub-specialty of therapeutic radiologic physics and provides structured training and progress assessment in all aspects of clinical therapeutic radiation oncology physics.

A Rigorous Program of Excellence

The Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency is a two-year training program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). You learn under the supervision of Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty who are board-certified medical physicists within the Department of Radiation Oncology. Our curriculum is built upon a structured clinical environment.

During your medical physics training, you gain:

  • An understanding of topics from the American Board of Radiology study guides
  • Competency in codes of ethics in professional practice
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to clinical practice decision-making
  • In-depth professional training and comprehensive exposure to the science and technology of therapeutic radiologic physics

At the end of your residency, you are fully prepared for the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology physics certification exam.

Application Requirements

Our advanced residency in therapeutic medical physics is highly selective. We accept one or two residents each year.

To qualify for our Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency, you must demonstrate a strong foundation in basic physics.

You can do this with:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in physics from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program
  • A degree in an engineering discipline or another physical science, plus coursework equivalent to a minor in physics
  • A PhD in physics or related field plus completion of a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program.

Before starting your residency, you must obtain a New York State limited-permit license in medical physics. The limited license allows you to practice therapeutic medical physics only under the supervision of fully licensed faculty member or provider. You can learn more about other requirements at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) website.

Learn More About the Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency Program

We encourage you to learn more about the benefits and compensation package and other specifics about our therapeutic medical physics training program.

Connect with a member of our residency program faculty team.

Apply to the Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency Program

We accept applications through MP-RAP.


Our Graduates

Our graduates go on to work at academic medical centers, private and public health care systems, Veteran’s Administration medical centers and private oncology practices.

Explore our successful track records in the charts below:

Residency Applications, Enrollment and Completion

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
2021 87 2 4 2

From 2010 to 2021 we’ve graduated 17 residents from our Therapeutic Medical Physics program. All of them work in clinical settings.

Residency Graduation and Employment

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 University 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 University 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 Yes Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
14 MS 6/2020 Yes Inova Health System, VA
15 MS 6/2020 Yes Montefiore Medical Center, NY
16 MS 6/2021 Part 2 Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
17 MS 6/2021 Part 2 St. Luke’s Cornwall, NY