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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 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) from a CAMPEP accredited program, and
  • Successfully completed ABR Part I or are eligible to appear for Part I of the ABR in August.
The OU Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program participates in the AAPM Common Application Process (CAP). Application is open typically between Nov. 15 to January 15. MP-RAP website lists the opening and closing date for each Residency.  More information can be found by clicking here.

Selection Process

Applicants should provide convincing arguments through phone interview and site visit in regards to following:

  • Motivation to become a certified Diagnostic Medical Physicist.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty physicists, physicians, staff and students.
  • Willingness to put extra effort to improve his/her clinical, and communication skills.
The initial step in the selection process consists of identifying candidates that meet the program requirements – graduation from a CAMPEP accredited program. This is followed by closely evaluating applicant’s academic performance, strength of the recommendations, commitment to pursue a career in diagnostic medical physics. All the applicants who appear to meet our requirements and match our training program are contacted for a video/audio interview. The interview evaluates backgrounds and experiences, communication skills, interest in imaging medical physics, date of availability and at times this interview is used to clarify any confusing or contradictory information in the application.The initial interviews take 45 minutes to an hour and are held in January and early February and serves as an excellent opportunity to answer questions by the applicants. At the end of the phone interview, 8 - 12 candidates are invited for a site visit or an extended ZOOM interview in February where they meet with all the members of the selection committee individually.

The selection committee consists of all the diagnostic physicists involved in the resident training, Chair of Radiological Sciences department, the director of the Radiology Residency program and the two current imaging physics residents. Candidates are encouraged to speak openly with the residents and get their feedback about the program. Candidates coming for a site visit (or extended video interview) are required to make a presentation from their research or project-based experience in medical physics and the presentation is open to all (faculty, residents, and students). The presentation is followed by a short session where candidates are asked questions about the presentation. At the completion of all the site visits, the selection committee meets in early March and ranks the candidates. The program director then finalizes the rankings to be sent to MedPhys Match by the deadline. After the matched candidate is announced, he/she is contacted and an offer letter is sent out to the candidate.

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
PH: 405-271-5125
Email:  Andrea-Drake@ouhsc.edu