Medical Physics Residency

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The objective of the Medical Physics Imaging Residency program at Emory University is to educate and train individuals to practice as qualified medical physicists in a multidisciplinary team. The residency program will be administered by Emory University in collaboration with two local medical physics consulting groups, Phoenix Technology Corporation (PTC) and Alliance Medical Physics. Our goal is to deliver scientific and technical knowledge that are crucial to enhancing the effectiveness and safety of diagnostic imaging procedures. This knowledge will include a range of medical physics responsibilities such as service, teaching and research. At the end of the program, the resident will have acquired the skills to 1) qualify for board certification through the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or other medical physics certification body, 2) develop and practice effective strategies to improve and maintain the quality of diagnostic imaging services, 3) maintain a culture of safety, professionalism and responsibility, and 4) engage in critical thinking and life-long learning.  

Our program offers two training paths, 1) a traditional 24 month imaging residency and 2) a 12 month nuclear medicine training year.

The imaging residency program is 24 months in duration beginning July 1st and ending 104 weeks later on June 30th. The essential training components of the program include,

1. Insitutional and affiliate orientation and safety training

2. Introduction to medical physics

3. Primary rotations

  • General Radiography
  • Fluoro/Interventional Radiography
  • Mammography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology Informatics
  • Dosimetry and Radiation Safety
  • Ultrasound

4. Attendance at Department Seminars

5. Independent research project

6. Advanced topics in clinical imaging /or remediation

The nuclear medicine training program is 12 months beginning July 1st and ending 52 weeks later on June 30th. This program is run exclusively at Emory University and does not include our consulting partners. The essential training components of the program include,

1. Institutional orientation and safety training

2. Primary rotations

  • Non-Imaging Equipment
  • Gamma Camera, SPECT and SPECT/CT
  • PET and PET/CT
  • Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry and Safety
  • Computed Tomography
  • Advanced Topics in Clinical Nuclear Medicine

3. Attendance at Department Seminars

4. Independent research project