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  All residents entering the Medical Physics Residency Program (MPRP) are required to have acquired a strong foundation in basic physics as documented by a master's doctoral degree from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program. 

  The application process is handled using the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) administered through the AAPM (www.aapm.org/CAP/). The announcement of the open residency position is typically made in October of the year prior to the start of residency. 

  The MPRP application currently requires, per MP-RAP:

  • Personal information (name, address, contact information.)
  • ABR certification status
  • Disclosure of criminal behavior, academic violations, and/or licensure actions.
  • Employment history
  • Military service history (if applicable)
  • Education (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three references (including one from current advisor or department head)
  • Personal statement (max 300 characters) indicating why you want to go into medical physics, and anything else you want to communicate to the application reviewers (this instead of a cover letter)
  • Uploaded CV (should include awards, publications and presentations)
  • Transcripts and a copy of TOEFL results (if applicable)
                 ~ Can be uploaded
                 ~ Official copies can be mailed to:
                          Clinical Medical Physics Residency Application, One Physics Ellipse
                          College Park, MD 20740

Completed applications are typically due by December. 

  The recruitment of Medical Physics Residents is the function of the Admissions Sub-Committee of the Physics Residency committee. The applications and related material are reviewed by the Medical Physics Admissions Subcommittee. The top ranked canidates are then contacted to initiate the interview process. Canidates are invited to visit the facility for a formal interview by the members of the Physics Residency Committee. In addition, references are contacted by phone to supplement the recommendation letters, if needed. Interviews are typically conducted in January and February. After completion of all interviews, the Admissions Committee meets to review the interview results and any other pertinent information regarding the applicants. The committee then inernally ranks interviewees. 

  The Ohio State University MPRP currently participates in Medphys Match (http://natmatch.com/medphys/) - the medical physics residency-matching program for graduate students and postgraduate trainees. The internally ranked canidates are entered into the Medphys Match by the published deadline for submitting the rank list. Upon completion of the Match process, offer letters are sent to successful canidates as required by Medphys Match. The interview and offer process is performed in accordance with the equal opportunity standards of both The Ohio State University and Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute. 

  All incoming residents must sign a "Limited Staff Agreement" document. This document is provided on an annual basis to all residents and fellows within the graduate medical education training programs sponsored by The Ohio State University Hospital. Residents and Fellows are appointed to the medical staff of The Ohio State University Hospitals in the limited staff category. In addition, residents and fellows are appointed to the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Medicine with the special faculty title of Clinical Instructor - House Staff. The renewal of this agreement is contingent upon successful completion of the first year of the residency and recommendation for promotion given by the program director. The contract is updated annually, approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and distributed each spring to all renewing and incoming tainees for their signature. A signed copy of this agreement is kept on file.