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Physics Residency Program

The Department of Radiation Oncology at IU School of Medicine offers a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency Program. The program provides two years of clinical training in all areas of radiation oncology physics. The resident rotates through IU Health hospitals supported by the Radiation Oncology Team of Physicists. 

Medical Physics residents are qualified to teach Radiation Oncology physics to medical residents, graduate medical physics students, radiation therapy students and dosimetry students. They can be a valuable asset in the didactic as well as clinical realm within radiation oncology.

Career Path: Medical Physicist

Medical physicists belong to a unique group of professionals who are certified by a Medical Board (The American Board of Radiology, ABR). Current requirements to sit for the ABR exam include formalized residency training in an accredited medical physics program. CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs) is the only entity that accredits medical physics programs and continuing education for medical physicists.  The number of available positions are expected to increase by approximately 10 percent each year.

Salary and Benefits

Explore residency admission requirements, salary and benefits for graduate medical education programs through the Office of GME.

Office of GME

Residency Handbook


The IU School of Medicine Radiation Oncology staff includes twelve medical physics faculty, eight medical dosimetrists, thirteen MD radiation oncology faculty, seven medical residents, and three PhD cancer biology faculty.

Clinical Facilities

Training as part of this residency program takes place in IU Health facilities, including the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health West Hospital, IU Health North - Schwarz Cancer Center, Central Indiana Cancer Center Fishers, IU Health Morgan Hospital —all in the Indianapolis area.

Specialized procedures include Rapid Arc therapy, Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy, high- and low-dose rate brachytherapy, total-body Irradiation, total-skin Irradiation, and Gamma Knife Perfexion treatment.