Medical Physics Therapy Residency Program


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Length

2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Call to Actions


  • Program Director, Division of Medical Physics Residency
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Position: Associate Director, Medical Physics Therapy Residency Program
Organization: Jefferson - Asplundh
Name: Laura Doyle, PhD
Position: Associate Director, Medical Physics Therapy Residency Program
Organization: Jefferson - Christiana Care
Name: Amy S. Harrison, PhD
Department: Associate Director, Medical Physics Therapy Residency Program
Organization: Jefferson - Christiana Care

Program Information

Name: Juli Johnson Rosenthal
Position: Education Coordinator, Medical Physics
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Thank you for your interest in the Medical Physics Residency Program in the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Radiation Oncology. As a hospital-based service with a major academic role in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, our department considers resident training its most important academic function. Jefferson's Division of Medical Physics has a long-standing history of educating residents over the past 20+ years, and received CAMPEP initial accreditation in 2008, one of the first programs in the country to achieve this recognition. The physics residency program has expanded to include residents at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) in Newark, Delaware, and Jefferson Health - Abington at the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

The Medical Physics Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University is a two-year clinical training program (PGY 1-2). Residents will be expected to have completed a comprehensive curriculum in medical physics, with a strong foundation in basic physics and a degree in physics or related engineering or physical science with coursework equivalent to a minor in physics. Some clinical experience during graduate education is preferred. There are typically 2 positions available per year at the main Center City Philadelphia Location, 1 position per year available at the CCHS location, and 1 position at the Abington location. 

Our medical physics residency training program is based on the Guidelines for Accreditation of Medical Physics Residency Programs as published by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program. The program provides a two-year curriculum of progressive, supervised clinical training for graduates of medical physics, traditional physics, and closely related fields. Additional medical physics didactic training will be required of graduates of other physics-related programs.

The objective of the residency program is to provide training in radiation oncology physics in a structured clinical environment for individuals wishing to practice professional radiation oncology physics. Cooperation and teamwork are the foundational elements of our program. Residents, under the supervision of board-certified therapeutic radiologic physicists, will participate in the routine clinical duties of a radiation oncology staff physicist. At the conclusion of the program, residents will be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of radiation oncology physics and will be prepared to sit for the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology Physics certification examination.