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Radiation Oncology Clinical Medical Physics Residency (Minnesota)

Application Process


Up to three positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Radiation Oncology Clinical Medical Physics Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


To be eligible for the Radiation Oncology Clinical Medical Physics Residency, you must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in medical physics, physics, or a related science or engineering field. A Ph.D. degree in experimental physics is an asset.

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How to apply

The academic year begins July 1.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Dec. 17 of the year preceding the program start date.

The program uses an online application system sponsored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and participates in the Medical Physics Matching Program.

  1. To register, visit the MedPhys Match website. You will need the assigned NMS ID number for the next step.

  2. To apply to the program, visit the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program. In addition to the standard materials, this program requires:

    • A curriculum vitae. Describe your activities with professional societies, publications, and any other relevant information about your education or experience.

    • A personal statement of professional goals.

    • Transcripts. These should show the degree earned and date conferred from each graduate school you attended. Non-final transcripts are acceptable if the final degree is in progress. Provide certified or notarized English translations of documents written in a language other than English.

    • Three original letters of recommendation. These should be from faculty members, including your thesis adviser, who are thoroughly familiar with your work. Each letter should include the writer's opinion of your professional, academic and personal qualifications, as well as his or her opinion on your potential for success in the field of medical physics.

  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted in February each year.

  4. For those offered positions, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education requires a copy of the Ph.D. diploma and final official transcripts.