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Application Process & Benefits

All applicants must possess either 1) a PhD in Medical Physics, or 2) a PhD or equivalent degree in physics or relevant fields with the following six subjects taken college level or above:

  • Radiological Physics and Dosimetry
  • Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety
  • Fundamentals of Imaging in Medicine
  • Radiobiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Radiation Therapy Physics

All applicants must apply through the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application program (MP-RAP). The University of Maryland Medical Physics Residency program subscribes to the Medical Physics match managed by the national Matching System (NMS) and therefore expects all applicants to sign up for the match.

Residency Interviews

After our selection committee has reviewed your application, you will receive an email or phone call informing you of the status of your application. All interviews are by invitation only. Interviews last for half of the day. We have found that this format allows for a more organized interview for both you and our faculty and minimizes interruptions. In 2023, all interviews will be virtual. The residents will be asked to record a 5-minute presentation and send the recorded file a week ahead of the interview day.

Resident Financial Support 

Residents in this program are supported by funds from the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Stipend levels for residencies are defined by the GME office. Physics residents are hired as residents (starting from PGY1) through the UMMC and are subject to salary increases. Updated information is available on the GME website.

Typical financial support and burden for medical physics residents are as follows:

  • Salary: $60,557/year for PGY-1 and $63,519 /year for PGY-2 for fiscal year 2023-2024
  • Travel and academic support: Residents may attend at least one national meeting in the second year of the program, depending on the availability of funds and the resident’s performance. Financial support will include registration, travel, and boarding for two national meetings (~$5000 for the duration of the program). Typically, our physics residents attend the main national AAPM meeting in July of their second year and the Spring Clinical meeting in March or April of their second year.

Fees and Allowances for Physics Residents – Fiscal Year 2023


Approximate Physics Resident Allowance

Abstract Submission Fees per Resident/ Year


ABR Exam Fees


ABR Prep


Conference Attendance (AAPM, ASTRO, etc.)  per Resident


Book Allowance/ Professional Development per Resident at start of residency – average spent per year


Resident Campus Parking per Resident / year (fee does not include MPTC parking)


Resident Wellness Team Building Activity (includes physics residents)- ALL RESIDENTS @ $5,000/ year


Avg total per resident per year:



Residents receive 15 paid vacation days plus a number of Federal holidays off. One additional week of holiday time is granted over the week of Christmas or New Years. Approved conference days will not be counted towards your 15 annual days of vacation.

Package Benefits

Other competitive benefits in the package include:

  • Health care, dental, and vision plans
  • Professional liability insurance, and tail coverage
  • Worker's compensation and disability insurance
  • 403(b) plan
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Complimentary parking
  • Discounted membership at the URecFit gym on campus

Program Benefits

  • Book funds and sponsorship of continue education (CE) credits
  • The Department of Radiation Oncology hosts an annual elegant-dress Holiday Party for all employees plus a guest, a family Summer Picnic, and at least four departmental happy hours each year. Additionally, the residents enjoy other department-sponsored social events througout the year such as the Annual Resident Graduation Dinner, Friendsgiving, a Summer BBQ, life-event celebrations for new babies and weddings, and plenty of resident happy hours.
  • Supported fund for publication submission fees
  • The residency wellness fund: $5,000 annually can be used for various activities such as teambuilding, dinners, snacks for the resident workroom, physical activities, and more. Please visit the UMMC Resident and Wellness page on the GME website for hospital specific wellness benefits.

Medical Physics Residency Program Leadership

William Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO

William F. Regine, FACR, FASTRO, FACRO (he/him)
The Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair
and Professor of Radiation Oncology

Amit Sawant, PhD

Amit Sawant, PhD (he/him)
Vice Chair for Medical Physics

Shifeng Chen

Shifeng Chen, PhD (he/him)
Chief of Clinical Medical Physics

Arun Gopal

Arun Gopal, PhD (he/him)
Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program
Associate Professor

Jochen Cammin

Jochen Cammin, PhD
Associate Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program
Assistant Professor


For further information, please call, email or write to:

Dionna Robinson (she/her)
Education Program Manager
University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1595