Medical Physics Residency (Arizona)
Mayo School of Health Sciences in Arizona offers a 24-month residency in therapeutic medical physics. The program is designed to generate real-world, hands-on experience for the new graduate in a structured and safe environment.
The residency is divided into 15 modules that highlight the different aspects of the practicing clinical medical physicist. These range from basic treatment planning all the way to advanced topics, such as shielding design and interaction with government agencies and vendors.
The Medical Physics Residency aims to give students:
- Two years of real experience
- Mentoring by physicists with years — or even decades — of experience
- Valuable hands-on troubleshooting experience that can't be taught in the classroom
- Experience with a wide variety of techniques, including many considered to be cutting edge
The Medical Physics Residency offered by Mayo School of Health Sciences in Arizona is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP), but is in the application process.
Note: Mayo Clinic is listed on CAMPEP's list of accredited institutions, but this is for a different program offered by Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Minnesota.
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, is accredited by Higher Learning Commission, a commission member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Mayo Clinic in Arizona has two campuses. The Phoenix campus has the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix Magazine as the "Best Hospital in Phoenix."
The Scottsdale campus is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.
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Medical physics residents will spend most of their time in the Department of Radiation Oncology, which is located in the Mayo Clinic Specialty Building on the Phoenix campus. Construction is under way on a state-of-the-art proton beam therapy facility next to Mayo Clinic Specialty Building.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the Medical Physics Residency, graduates receive a diploma from Mayo School of Health Sciences and are eligible to take the Therapeutic Medical Physics board exam from The American Board of Radiology.
For the majority of your residency, your learning schedule will include days of eight hours or longer, five days a week. Occasional weekend work will be needed and compensated accordingly.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to two residents into the Medical Physics Residency. This ensures you will receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience. The staff-to-resident ratio will always be at least 2-to-1 and is routinely 4-to-1.