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Application Process

Clinical experience during the Medical Physics Residency in Phoenix, Arizona.


Up to two candidates are accepted each year on a competitive basis for the Medical Physics Residency at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. This ensures that you receive individual tailored instruction, mentoring, and a comprehensive educational experience. 

Admissions requirements


To be eligible to apply for the Medical Physics Residency, you must have:

  • Earned before July of the year you apply a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in medical physics from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) or a CAMPEP certificate of equivalency
  • Eligibility to work and live in the U.S.

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

Admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is open to U.S. workers in the four categories below. Therefore, visa sponsorship is not available.

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. U.S. nationals
  3. Lawful permanent residents
  4. Asylees and refugees

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Scores from the speaking portion of the exam are given particular consideration in admission decisions. Learn more about the exam and register online at the Educational Testing Service.

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences code for the TOEFL iBT is 5784.

Educational transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be translated (if they are not already in English) and evaluated for U.S. equivalence by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of qualified companies. The applicant pays for the examination and credential-evaluation services.

Acceptance factors

Applicants are selected based on undergraduate and graduate school grades, letters of reference, work and volunteer experiences, leadership qualities, and representation of personal qualities and skills in a personal letter.

How to apply

Disability accommodations

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences values diversity and welcomes applicants with disabilities. If you are anticipating or experiencing disability related barriers in accessing this application, please contact Disability Compliance Advisors at

Application timeline

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received before midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on the date listed on the MP-RAP website.

The program begins on the first Monday in July.

Online application

Through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) on the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) website, complete the online application and select Mayo Clinic in Arizona as one of your choices.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is participating in the Medical Physics Matching Program (MedPhys Match), which is administered by National Matching Services. Our match code is 10411. Candidates must register for the MedPhys Match.

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Individuals considered for the Medical Physics Residency are invited to participate in a phone interview process, which is followed by in-person interviews in Phoenix. Due to the ongoing pandemic, interviews will most likely be virtual for 2022.


Acceptance into the program will occur through the National Match Services system, and all rules of the MedPhys Match apply. Candidates and programs will both find out the match results on Match Day.

Candidates accepting their appointments are then sent formal paperwork that initiates the final eligibility process, which includes a background check, drug screening, and verification of all information submitted during the application process.