Candidates must have a PhD or MS degree in medical physics from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program or completion of a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program or a PhD degree in physics, physical science or engineering, with either an undergraduate degree in physics or at least three upper-division (junior- or senior-level) undergraduate physics courses, and have completed at least four of the required graduate coursework as specified in CAMPEP Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Educational Programs in Medical Physics, Section 8 – Core Graduate Curriculum and addresses the following topics: Radiological Physics and Dosimetry; Radiation Protection and Safety; Fundamentals of Imaging in Medicine; Radiobiology; Anatomy and Physiology; and Radiation therapy Physics. Radiological Physics and Dosimetry. Details of CAMPEP didactic prerequisites can be found at http://www.campep.org/ProspectiveApplicants.asp
Applicants who will not have completed the didactic prerequisites prior to the application should provide explicit information in their application on their coursework of the required core curriculum. Physics residents not meeting the CAMPEP-accredited entrance didactic requirements outlined above must complete the remedial education during the residency and only two of the six core courses may be taken during the two-year residency. This can be done by registering and attending the courses offered by the UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine (PBM) Graduate Program which is a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics graduate program and a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics certificate program.
The UCLA Medical Physics Residency Program either recruits candidates directly or participates in the Medical Physics Matching Program. The decision of participating in MedPhys Matching or not will be made prior to the opening of the matching process. If the decision is made for participating in Match, residency applications will be accepted using the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) between October and December 1st. The UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology residency admission committee will review and rank the applications and will interview top candidates. For additional information regarding the residency program please contact:
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* Resident left the program for a job position before completion of clinical training.
** Did not participate in Match.