Residency Program

Residency Program Overview

The two-year Radiation Oncology Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency Program at BMC is designed for candidates with a doctoral degree from a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate program who are interested in pursuing careers as Clinical Medical Physicists in Radiation Oncology. This program concentrates on the medical applications of physics in the clinical treatment of cancer patients with radiation.

Our residents begin their 24-month residency program in July. Since they have their doctoral degree, they are entitled to a yearly salary, including vacation and health insurance, during the two-year program.

Clinical Training

Clinical Rotation

  • Rotation 1- Clinic Orientation and Safety Training 
  • Rotation 2- Acceptance and Commissioning of Linear Accelerator 
  • Rotation 3- Treatment Planning 
  • Rotation 4- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Imaging Systems 
  • Rotation 5- Room radiation shielding/radiation safety
  • Rotation 6- Brachytherapy 
  • Rotation 7- SRS and SBRT 
  • Rotation 8. Code of Ethics and FMEA in RT 
  • Rotation 9 - Special Topic

Other Activities: 

In addition, clinical training will include work on research/clinical projects carried out under the supervision of the Medical Physics faculty.

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are all integral to the program. The resident will participate in the following established activities: Physics division meetings, Journal club, Treatment planning conferences, Patient case conferences, and assigned projects and readings.


Clinical competency is evaluated by:

  • Moc ABR oral exam at the end of each clinical rotation.
  • Moc ABR oral exam at the end of each of the residency years
  • Two oral presentations at the middle and the end of each clinical rotation
  • Raphex Exam at the end of the first and second residency year

Program Statistics

BMC Medical Physics Residency Program Resident Statistics

Resident Class




Board Certified

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Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in our program. We invite applications from talented applicants motivated to further their training in medical physics. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the Program Director and Admissions Committee.

Our two-year program is designed to accommodate a broad range of applicants with a doctoral degree in medical physics, physics, or other science and engineering fields with the goal of preparing residents for a successful career in medical physics. This is a two-year medical physics residency position where the individual will receive training in all clinical aspects related to the practice of Therapeutic Medical Physics (e.g., 3D-CRT, IMRT, SRS, SRT, SBRT, IGRT, Respiratory Gating, and HDR) in an academic radiation oncology department. The ideal candidate should have strong, professional, social, and communication skills and a commitment to teamwork and collegiality. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate program. The training curriculum is based on the recommendations of the AAPM and CAMPEP.

We participate in the AAPM Match program, and all applicants must also participate in the Match program as well as the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP).  Our program typically will begin accepting applications in early October for the new residents starting July 1 of the following year. Our deadline to receive all the application material through MP-RAP is generally the end of December. Interested applicants should submit their application materials directly to MP-RAP, where applicants will find the deadline for submission. For additional questions regarding your application, please email our program at 

Our Admissions committee will review all the applications in December, and the finalists will be invited for interviews in BMC.  All finalists will be interviewed over two days in early February. After that, both the program and the finalists will need to rank their preferences and submit them to the Match agency. This usually takes place in March. The finalists must follow the Match procedure and the dates set by the Match agency. The Match results will be announced in the later part of March.

The hospitals within our program are equal-opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

If you have any questions, please contact Program Director, Dr. Xin Zhang by email at