Medical Physics Residency

The radiation oncology medical physics residency is a two-year program approved by the Stanford Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Stanford’s residency program, started in 2005, has been CAMPEP-accredited since 2007, and is structured as a two-year course of progressive, supervised study and training in all the broad areas of clinical radiation oncology physics. It is intended to enable a resident to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for the independent practice of radiation oncology physics.

Upon completing the program, the graduating resident is expected to be in a position to continue towards board certification.

Residents participate in clinical physics duties, with virtually 100% of their time tied to clinical activity.

A resident may apply for an optional elective third year of research. This would be for a clinically-related project to be accomplished under the supervision of a radiation oncology physics faculty and scheduled between the two fully clinical training years. The optional research year is intended to provide a clinically-trained resident time to advance a translational research project during his or her residency, and thereby afford an opportunity for accomplishment that could support advancing towards a career goal of clinician-scientist.

Stanford has active master research collaborations with Varian Medical Systems, and an active physics outreach program serving community radiation oncology centers in the region.

More Information

For further information and instructions on how to apply, contact Becky Greenberg, Administrative Associate for Radiation Oncology – Medical Physics.