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 and the Roudebush VA Medical Center.
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. Currently more than 50 percent of medical physicist are over age 50. The number of available positions are expected to increase by approximately 10 percent each year.