An overview of the recently published AAPM TG-198: An implementation guide for TG-142 quality assurance of medical accelerators.
Medical Physics Residency: An Applicant’s Guide
The process by which medical physics students apply to residency programs can be a bit overwhelming. So much emphasis is placed on getting a residency posi
- Sept - Oct: First non-match application deadlines
- Dec 1: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the MedPhys Match
- Mar 4: Online NMS Match System will open for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists
- Mar 20: Final date for submission of Rank Order Lists
- Mar 27: Match Results Day
- General information / personal details
- Prerequisites (both undergraduate and graduate)
- Professional Experience (if applicable)
- Transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate)
- 3 References**
**The match application requires three, however this number can vary slightly for non-match programs.
- Research the program and your interviewers prior to the interview. It helps to have some knowledge of what the program emphasizes, as well as the different procedures they do. Most programs’ websites do a great job of outlining this. One thing I like to do is give my interviewers a search on PubMed to look for the research they do. This will give you an idea of what they are interested in.
- If the interview is virtual, consider dressing as you would for an in-person interview (yes, this includes pants and shoes). Personally this puts me in a better mindset for the interview.
- Ask lots of questions. Not only will this make you stand out as someone who is very interested in the program, but the interview process should be as much about you interviewing programs as it is programs interviewing you. At the end you will need to rank programs and the answers to these questions can help you make decisions.
- Be yourself, and be clear with yourself on what you want out of residency or this potential program.
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Written by Austin Skinner
Austin interns with Radformation as a medical physics MS student at Hofstra University, and graduated in May 2022. His focuses at Radformation included marketing, blogging, and working on case studies. His interests include cooking and reading, as well as the occasional round of golf.
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