Physics Residency Program

Tarun K. Podder, PhD, DABR
Tarun K. Podder, PhD, DABR

Program Director

Octavia N. Boykin, MS

Program Coordinator

Program Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Clinical Medical Physics Residency Program at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) is to prepare individuals to practice independently as a certified medical physicist in Radiation Oncology. Clearly,  individuals can be experts in multiple areas of medical physics, however the graduate should have the experience and knowledge base necessary to implement and maintain routine clinical procedures, and establish novel techniques.

Major objectives of the program include:

  • Preparing the graduate for certification in the specialty of medical physics (therapeutic, i.e. radiation oncology) by an appropriate certification board, and
  • Providing a broad-based and in-depth training that will permit the graduate to immediately contribute to the quality of medical care received by the radiation oncology patient.
  • Training will take place under the close supervision of experienced radiation oncology physicists. The program emphasizes all areas of training and experience that will be needed by a radiation oncology medical physicist in a "state-of-the-art" treatment facility, as well as exposes them to management of a single accelerator community-based free-standing facility.


Our residency program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) since 2013.  We have a two-year full time training program.

All the interested residency applicants are encouraged to read our Program Summary Oct 2018 to learn more about our program; details are in the Self Study Oct 2018.

Year # of Applicants # of Accepted # of Graduated # of Certified # of Clinical Position # of Academic Position # of Industry Position
2014 42 1 0 0 1* 0 0
2015 125 1 0 1 1* 0 0
2016 115 2 2 2 2 0 0
2017 113 1 1 1 1 0 0
2018 105 2 2 2 2 0 0

*Resident started prior to CAMPEP accreditation

Note:  One position will be available for July 2019.  Applications will be accepted through Medical Physics Residency Application Program(MP-RAP) (CAP).  Candidates having either an MS or a PhD degree are encouraged to apply.