Graduate Medical Education

Medical Physics Residency

Medical Physics

The Medical Physics Residency Program at St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) has much to offer. Our Program is organized through St. Luke’s Graduate Medical Education office, which currently has over 40 programs.

Our program is housed at our historic Bethlehem Campus in the Radiation Oncology department within the SLUHN Oncology service line. Our medical physics faculty and future medical physics residents are employees of the St Luke’s University Health Network, providing services to the networks cancer centers. There are currently five medical physicists, including the Clinical Medical Physics Residency Program Director and Chief Medical Physicist. The number of faculty is expected to increase to six by the end of the 2023 calendar year.

Our resident will benefit from the vast experience of our Radiation Oncologists, physicists and expert team dosimetrists and therapists along with our oncology nurses, dieticians and in-house LINAC service engineers. The department also hosts a medical dosimetry-training program in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University.

The objective of the Residency Program is to provide comprehensive, structured education and training in a clinical environment to enable graduates to independent competence to practice professional radiation oncology physics.

Under the supervision of board-certified medical physicists, residents will participate in the clinical duties of a radiation oncology physicist. Graduates of the residency program will be able to:

  • Practice and implement new technology, and
  • Prepare to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics