How to Apply


Applicants to the Residency Program in Medical Physics (Therapy) should demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of physics documented by having earned at minimum a master’s degree, with a Ph.D. strongly preferred, in physics, engineering, or a related discipline. In addition, applicants must have either graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program or have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program.

Columbia University supports visa applications for highly qualified international applicants. International applicants must be eligible to work in the US to receive an appointment at Columbia University.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and other status protected by law.


Our residency program is a three-year program consisting of, in aggregate, two years of clinical instruction and one year of research. We take two residents every three years.

We currently have one resident position open with the starting date on July 1st, 2024.


We participate the Medical Physics Matching Program. Interested applicants should submit their application through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program. The application deadline is December 31 in the preceding year.

Selected applicants will be invited for on-site (or virtual through Zoom) interviews between February and early March. The new resident will start residency training on July 1st.  

Salary and Benefits

Our program offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Medical Physics Residents hold appointments as Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and their benefits follow the benefits outlined in the following resources:

In addition, the program provides each resident $2,500 educational funding per year for conference attendance, books, and software pertaining to their training.