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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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 - -
2017 - - - - - - - -
2018 101 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.

Admissions

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 Resident: Chang Liu, MS

“I was very excited to join the Medical Physics Residency Program at Rhode Island Hospital in 2018 after completing my graduate studies," says Chang Liu, MS. "I felt that I would get a comprehensive education since Rhode Island Hospital offers a variety of modalities including GammaKnife, CyberKnife, AccuBoost, as well as conventional linac-based therapy and brachytherapy. There are also multiple treatment planning systems and opportunities to get involved with research projects. The training I receive here will prepare me to start my career as a competent medical physicist.”