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Graduate medical education in radiology at Mayo Clinic

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The Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a training program focusing on imaging for diagnosis and image-guided interventional procedures.

The program is open to candidates with a doctoral degree in medical physics, physics, or a closely-related field. The program training last two to three years. Candidates requiring no more than two remedial graduate medical physics courses have the option to complete the residency training in two years. Candidates requiring more than two courses complete the residency training in three years.

The objectives of the Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Imaging are twofold:

  • Provide broad training and experience for those who wish to pursue careers in clinical diagnostic imaging
  • Provide a strong academic component for candidates who wish to follow a more academic path

The program typically begins July 1. It is structured to provide general training in diagnostic imaging modalities, including general X-ray, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET and informatics.

The program also provides an opportunity to conduct clinical research projects and present and publish the results of these projects as part of the residency experience.

An optional three-month rotation to Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, or Scottsdale, Arizona, also is available.


This training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). 


This program provides specialized residency training required for eligibility for American Board of Radiology certification.

Program history

The Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1990. Since that time, more than 21 medical physicists have completed training. See our program statistics.

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