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Medical Physics Residency Program

A Message from Jim Brindle, PhD, DABR, Residency Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Medical Physics Residency Program at Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Partnered with the academic medical system of Brown University, the department of radiation oncology has a three-fold mission: providing the highest quality and safest care to patients, educating the next generation of clinicians, and advancing medicine through research.

Our medical physics residency training program provides broad exposure to components of therapeutic medical physics, and this clinical training is gained through a variety of comprehensive clinical rotations. It is through this training that the resident will be in an ideal position in preparation for the ABR board examinations and, more importantly, on his or her path to becoming a knowledgeable, qualified medical physicist. We hope you find this web page informative and encourage you to apply to our program and become part of our team.

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Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Medical Physics Resident Application and Achievement Data

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Our program has two positions and accepts a new resident every year.
Year Number of Applicants Number Offered Admission Number Entering Program Number Graduating Number Board Certified Employment Status
Clinical Industry
Academic Non-Academic
2010 - - - - - 1* - -
2011 - - 1 0 0 - - -
2012 - - - - - - - -
2013 52 2 1 1 1 - 1 -
2014 - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - - -
2016 97 1 1 1 1 1 - -
2017 - - - - - - - -
2018 101 1 1 1 1 1 - -
2019 90 1 1 0 - - - -
2020 101 1 1 1 - 1 - -
2021 113 1 1 1 0 1 - -
2022 90 1 1 1 0 1 - -
*The resident completed the initial year of training but left the program early to pursue a full-time research opportunity.


Residents entering a medical physics residency educational program shall have a strong foundation in basic physics. This shall be demonstrated either by an undergraduate or graduate degree in physics, or by a degree in an engineering discipline or another of the physical sciences and with coursework that is the equivalent of a minor in physics (i.e., one that includes at least three upper-level undergraduate physics courses that would be required for a physics major). 

In addition, residents must

  1. Have graduated with an MS or PhD from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program, or
  2. possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, or
  3. possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have taken and passed coursework that satisfies the CAMPEP standards for graduate education. 

Our program currently accepts applications solely through the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) and during our recruiting cycle, our program listing can be found by searching Rhode Island Hospital. After applications have been reviewed and applicant interviews have been completed, our program participates and selects our resident(s) through the Medical Physics Match (MedPhys Match) program administered by the National Matching Services, Inc.

Current Senior Resident: Cielle Collins, MS 

"The mentorship in this program is unparalleled. Each and every physicist truly cares about the residents’ growth, both clinically and didactically. In this program, physicists work with you, teaching each step of the way, and spend significant time sitting down with you to learn the “why” behind the “how”.They don’t expect us to simply do busy-work, they help us to become confident clinicians, accomplished researchers, and knowledgeable physicists. I believe that I will be truly ready for a successful career.”