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University of Arizona Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency

The residency program in medical physics opened in 2007. Previously, physicists were trained on the job informally. Establishment of the medical physics residency program formalized the training, leading to our program gaining CAMPEP accreditation in 2016.


The curriculum is comprised of 14 rotations having durations as short as two weeks and as long as 3.5 months. The first and last rotations are not clinical. In the first rotation residents go through orientation and mandatory training required by the University and Banner Healthcare. They also complete professional learning modules covering ethics and leadership. In the final rotation, the resident is prepared for graduation, the program director performs a complete review of the resident’s training and the resident provides a complete review of the residency program.

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