Recruitment and Admission of Medical Physics Residents

Recruitment of residents takes place annually, and begins with an advertisement placed in the Training Programs section of the AAPM web-site. The advertisement is placed each year on approximately October 15 for matriculation by the prospective resident to the program on July 1 of the following year. The advertisement specifies qualifications required of applicants, and a date after which further applications are no longer accepted. The advertisement also provides contact information to the administrator to the director of the residency program, who responds to all inquiries with a document that specifies what is required in an application.

Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills and an advanced degree in physics, biophysics, medical physics, engineering, or a related field. A degree in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP-accredited degree program is a plus but not mandatory. Candidates who will not have completed an academic program in Medical Physics prior to the application should provide explicit information in their application on their coursework in the 6 courses of the required core curriculum: Radiological Physics and Dosimetry, Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety, Fundamentals of Imaging in Medicine, Radiobiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Radiation Therapy Physics. At most, 2 courses could be made up during a 2-year residency, and 1 to 2 additional courses in a 3-year program.

Stanford is participating in the Medical Physics Residency match program and will not consider applications outside the program. Interested candidates seeking the application package should apply at Our NMS number is 10511.

You may also contact Becky Greenberg at

A complete application must be submitted through the AAPM Common Application Program (CAP)

Interested candidates seeking further information should contact Rebecca Greenberg

Physics Residency Program Statistics