Medical Physics Residents

Thank you for visiting the University of Michigan’s medical physics residency program website! The overall goal of our program is to provide high quality and professional training and education to physicists in clinical radiation oncology physics. We feel it is important for medical physicists to have a strong foundation in the clinical and technical aspects of radiation oncology physics, and we are excited about educating the next generations of leaders in our field.

Medical physics applicants often ask us, “What is the strength of your program?” Our answer is that our strength is our breadth. We have nationally recognized physicians, physicists, and biologists. We believe there are few other departments in the country that are as strong in all three. Our program offers residents the opportunity to participate in various clinical treatments with both conventional and state of the art technologies including:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) via cone beam CT (CBCT)
  • Total body irradiation (TBI)
  • Total skin electron therapy (TSET)
  • High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
  • Breath hold gated treatments

Your primary goal, as a resident, is to obtain excellent clinical training, which you will achieve by working at University Hospital. However, our physics residents also have the opportunity to work on research and/or development projects with our faculty members. On completion of the program, you will be a well-rounded physicist with exposure to state-of-the-art radiation therapies.

We look forward to meeting you soonAnn Arbor, Michigan is a delightful town, with many cultural events, college sports, and excellent restaurants. You can live close to work in beautiful and safe neighborhoods. Yes, our winters are cold, but all of us who live here know that if the weather were good all year round, everyone would want to live here, and none of us could afford it!