Medical Imaging Physics Residency

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Dr. Edward Fung imaging an ACR Mammography phantom

Dr. Edward Fung imaging an ACR Mammography phantom

Program Description

The Medical Imaging Physics Residency is a Hybrid 2+2 program in which a two-year grant-funded research project is followed by a two-year clinical residency in medical imaging physics. Individuals who wish to enter this program must have a PhD in medical physics, physics, or a closely allied field.

Program Objectives and Goals

The primary purpose of this postdoctoral training program is to provide a high level of specialized research, instruction, and clinical training in areas of imaging physics related to medicine. The major goal of the program is to prepare candidates for careers as qualified medical physicists (QMP) in a clinical practice. This includes preparation for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the subsequent licensure mandated by the State of New York. To be qualified for licensure in the State of New York, a medical physicist must pass Parts 1 and 2 of the ABR exam.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned doctorate in medical physics, physics, engineering, or similar scientific discipline.
  • If the degree is not in medical physics or physics, then the equivalent to an undergraduate minor in physics is required
  • A two-semester calculus-based introductory physics course (a total of at least 6 hours)
  • Three advanced physics courses (at least three hours each)

For those who enter the 4-year program without CAMPEP credentials, you will be enrolled in a CAMPEP Certificate program with tuition support from the Department of Medical Physics.  You will be required to complete the Certificate program during the first two years of the program prior to entering clinical training.

Deadline

Year Round/No deadline.  Please look for announcement of open positions.

Length of Program

Four years (2 years of Research + 2 years of Clinical)

Number of Positions

4 hybrid 4-year

Program Director

Associate Director

Contact

Jeanne Estimé
Residency Coordinator
estimej@mskcc.org