Admission Requirements & Selection Process

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 Individuals applying to the OU Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program are required to have completed a Master’s or Doctorate in medical physics or a related field. Although preference is given to applicants who have graduated from a CAMPEP accredited program, a number of elements are evaluated in the selection of the candidate. We consider all applicants who meet the following criteria: 

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or related scientific disciplines (e.g., physics, biophysics and bioengineering), and
  • Successfully completed ABR Part I or are eligible to appear for Part I of the ABR in August.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 15 for the training program starting July 1 of that year. The application must include a comprehensive CV, statement of personal interests and goals, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies.  Candidates who have completed their degrees in the last 3 years will be required to provide recommendation letters from the program director and thesis/dissertation advisor if the two are different. 

The OU Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program participates in the AAPM Common Application Process (CAP). Please follow the steps outlined on the website. More information can be found by clicking here.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants should provide a convincing argument through phone interview and site visit in regard to following:

  • Motivation to become a certified Diagnostic Medical Physicist.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty physicists, physicians and staff
  • Willingness to put extra effort to improve his/her clinical, and communication skills.

The selection process initially identifies all candidates that meet the program requirements. This is based on academic performance, strength of the recommendations, commitment to pursue a career in diagnostic medical physics. The applicants are ranked and the top 10 – 15 candidates are contacted for a phone interview. The phone interview evaluates backgrounds and experiences, communication skills, interest in imaging medical physics, and date of availability.  At the end of the phone interview, 8 - 10 candidates will be invited for a site visit, where they will meet with the members of the selection committee individually. The selection committee includes all the diagnostic physicists involved in the resident training as well as the Chair of Radiological Sciences and the director of the Radiology Residency program. The candidates also meet with current imaging physics residents and are required to make a presentation open to all. The candidates are ranked by the selection committee and the candidate selected will be determined by the match.

Contact

​Andrea Drake
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department of Radiological Sciences  Suite ​3G3210
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73126-0901
Email:  Andrea-Drake@ouhsc.edu