Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency



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

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 medical physics related to medical therapy. 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. In order to be qualified for licensure in the State of New York, a medical physicist must pass Parts 1 and 2 of the ABR exam.


Year Round/No deadline

Length of Program

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

Number of Positions

  • 6 clinical positions
  • 6 postdoctoral positions

Program director

Christopher J. Watchman, PhD, DABR

Associate director

Lawrence N. Rothenberg, PhD


Jeanne Estimé
Residency Coordinator