Medical Physics Residency Program


Rhode Island Hospital's Medical Physics Residency Program accepts applications through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP).  

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Welcome from the 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."

- Jim Brindle, PhD, DABR, Residency Program Director

Resident Application and Achievement Data

Our program has one position and accepts a new resident every other year.
Year Number of Applicants Number Offered Admission Number Entering Program Number Graduating number Board Certified Employement Status
Clinical Industry
Academic Non-Academic
2009 - 1 1 - - - - -
2010 - - - - - 1* - -
2011 - - 1 0 0 - - -
2012 - - - - - - - -
2013 52 2 1 1 1 - 1 -
2014 - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - - -
2016 97 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.

Current Residents

Erin Chambers, MS

"I graduated from Louisiana State University with an MS in medical physics and entered the Medical Physics Residency Program at Rhode Island Hospital in 2016. I felt Rhode Island Hospital was unique in offering a wide selection of special technologies and procedures; these include CyberKnife, GammaKnife, an active brachytherapy program, and conventional linac-based treatments such as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). It is my hope that the skill sets developed here will allow me to contribute and improve patient care as I move forward into the profession."