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Radiation Oncology Physics Admissions Process

Application Guidelines

Resident applications are accepted each fall, up through Dec. 1, for positions beginning the following July. Applications are accepted exclusively through the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP). Application materials will be reviewed by the program directors and the Resident Selection Committee (consisting of all non-trainee physicists). Invitations to interview will be distributed (likely in January) to selected individuals.

After interviews are completed, the program directors will finalize a Rank Order List with the MedPhys Matching Program, administered by National Matching Services, Inc. All residency positions will be filled through the Match. The residency program will make an offer of employment to the matched candidate(s).

The screening and interview process is performed in accordance with the equal opportunity standards of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Admission Requirements

The Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is a two-year, CAMPEP-accredited program designed for individuals with a graduate degree in medical physics, physics or engineering and who have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program, successfully completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program or successfully completed the core didactic coursework identified by CAMPEP. We gladly welcome applicants with both MS and PhD degrees and we do not have a preference for one over the other.

Number of Residents

The Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is designed to enroll four residents concurrently at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Two residents are scheduled to graduate from the program every June.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications to our program from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. Additionally, our group takes great strides to ensure that the application review and interview process is as equitable and accessible as possible by conducting wholistic application reviews, providing implicit bias and interview etiquette training for all faculty, and providing open channels for candidates to request accommodations and give anonymous feedback.

Immigration Sponsorship Information for Non-U.S. Workers

We strongly value the diverse backgrounds and experiences that international applicants bring to our residency program and encourage all eligible non-U.S. citizen candidates to apply.

Generally, the UW sponsors the following temporary statuses for its residents if they are eligible:

NOTE: The H-1B and E-3 petitions must be filed by the UW.

Alternatively, you may have other work authorization, such as OPT, or can obtain work authorization on your own. To explore options other than the H-1B and E-3, we recommend you talk to an immigration attorney, at your own expense. If you obtain work permission on your own, you are responsible for maintaining your work authorization for the duration of your residency.

Please note the following limitations on other immigration statuses at UW-Madison:

  • F-1 OPT STEM:  UW-Madison cannot employ F-1 OPT STEM Extension participants because it does not meet the E-Verify employer requirement. Read the full announcement
  • J-1 Exchange Visitors: UW-Madison residency positions are not eligible for J-1 status because of the direct patient contact required as a resident. As a result, the UW cannot sponsor the J-1 status for its residents.
  • TN Canadian and Mexican Professionals: UW-Madison residency positions are not eligible for TN status for Mexican and Canadian citizens because the position does not qualify as one of the eligible occupations in the USMCA agreement. As a result, the UW is unable to obtain TN status on behalf of residents.

If you have questions, contact International Faculty & Staff Services (IFSS) to discuss employment-based visa options for UW-Madison employment.