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.