Overview of Admission Process for the Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our program. We invite applications from talented applicants motivated to further their training in medical physics. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the Program Director and Admissions Committee.

Our three year program is designed to accommodate a broad range of applicants with a doctoral degree in medical physics, physics or other science and engineering fields with the goal of preparing residents for a successful career in medical physics. The first year is a dedicated research year, which is followed by two years of clinical training.  Embedded within the residency is a CAMPEP-accredited Certificate Program for those requiring didactic coursework.

We participate in the AAPM Match program, and all applicants must also participate in the Match program as well as the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP).  Our program typically will begin accepting applications in early October for the new class of residents starting  July 1 in the following year. Our deadline to receive all the application material through MP-RAP is generally early December. Interested applicants should submit their applications materials directly to MP-RAP where applicants will find the deadline for submission. For additional questions regarding your application, please email our program at hmsmedphys@partners.org.

Our Admissions committee will be reviewing all the applications in December, and the finalists will be invited for interviews in Boston.  All finalists will be interviewed over 2 days in early February. After that, both the program and the finalists will need to rank their preferences and submit to the Match agency. This usually takes place in March. The finalists must take care to follow the Match procedure and the dates set by the Match agency. The results of the Match will be announced in the later part of March.

The hospitals within our program are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

The application process for the Certificate Program is separate and is described here.