Medical Physics Residency
The preferred qualification for entry to the residency program is a Ph.D. in medical physics from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program.
The minimum requirement is a M.Sc. (thesis-based) in medical physics or a Ph.D. in physics, biology, computer science, engineering or mathematics. The candidate must be eligible to work in Canada. The joint program will accept approximately 4 students each year with 2 students to be located at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital and Durham Cancer Centre. The program begins on September 1 each year.
International applicants are also required to satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement stipulated by University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies.
To be considered for entry into the program in September, the application must be received by April 15 of that year. Interviews will normally be held in late May.
A note on CAMPEP Accreditation and Entry into the program
As of June 15 2010, CAMPEP is enforcing policies regarding prerequisites for entry into CAMPEP-accredited physics residency programs. Candidates entering residency programs in medical physics that do not have a B.Sc. in physics are now required to complete three upper level (Junior/Senior year, 300-400 level, etc.) classes in physics. These should include quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and electromagnetism.
For candidates applying to residency programs who did not complete a CAMPEP accredited graduate program, the completion of all the components in the new AAPM TG Report #197 are required. For candidates entering residency programs until July 1, 2012 some of their deficiencies can be remediated during the residency (up to 4 courses). For candidates entering residency programs after July 1, 2012 only two courses (3 credit hour equivalent) can be remediated during the residency.