The Clinical Medical Physics Post-Ph.D. Residency is structured to provide general training in diagnostic imaging modalities, including general X-ray, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET and informatics, as well as two nine-month rotations in specialized areas.
Specialized training areas are selected by the faculty from the following:
- MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital X-ray and fluoroscopy
- Mammography, nuclear medicine, PET and PET-CT
- Radiology information management
These nine-month rotations are designed to support the clinical practice through both clinical and research projects.
Main opportunities for performing research occur during the primary rotations. It is anticipated that at least one research project will be completed during each primary rotation.
Typically, these research projects result in several presentations at national professional meetings, as well as two or more peer-reviewed publications submitted during the course of the residency.
Clinical medical physics residents do not have scheduled call. Specific projects may require some work to be done by the resident after hours. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
You have the opportunity to participate in the annual medical physics course for radiology residents. Other teaching opportunities may be available depending on the rotation area.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of the Clinical Medical Physics Post-Ph.D. Residency. You are evaluated by your supervising faculty member and the program director after each clinical rotation, and otherwise on a quarterly basis. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.