How to Apply

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. A Canadian birth certificate or permanent residency card is required.  The program is currently not sponsoring any work or student permits. The joint program will accept approximately 4 students each year with students to be located at the

  • Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre in Mississauga
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) in downtown Toronto
  • R. S. McLaughlin Durham Cancer Centre in Oshawa
  • Stronach Regional Cancer Centre in Newmarket
  • Sunnybrook-Odette Cancer Centre (OCC)  in north Toronto

The program begins on January 1st and September 1st each year.

International applicants are also required to satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement stipulated by University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies.

Deadlines

To be considered for entry into the program in September, the application must be received by April 15 of that year. To be considered for entry into the program in January, the application must be received by September 15 of that year . Interviews will normally be held in late May and late October. 

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. This includes 4 (four) out of the following list of graduate-level courses: Anatomy/Physiology, Radiation Physics and Dosimetry, Medical Imaging, Radiation Biology, Radiation Protection and Safety (Health Physics), and Clinical Physics. The grades must appear on an official university transcript.

Interviews are normally held in June and October.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter which describes your background and motivation for applying to the program
  • a detailed CV, which also lists the names of three professional references
  • university transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools

Please note – applicants who are currently completing a PhD program must defend their thesis before the start of the Medical Physics Program.

The deadline for applications is usually April 15 for September start, and September 15 for January start.

The cover letter and the CV should be sent by email to Tanya.Webb@utoronto.ca.

Mail transcripts to:

Tanya Webb
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
149 College Street, Room 504
Toronto, ON M5T 1P5

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