The Upstate Medical Physics Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program
The Upstate Medical Physics Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program is a 2 year program which provides the experience required to take the American Board of Radiology certification examination, and, more importantly, prepares the individual to independently practice in the complex world of imaging physics.
All residency applicants must have obtained their graduate degree from a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics graduate program, or completed all required didactic coursework. Individuals must be enthusiastic about diagnostic medical physics and interested in helping clients not only meet accreditation and regulatory requirements, but also improve the quality of radiology imaging and practices. The UMP Residency Program participates in the MP-RAP and the Med Phys Match program. Our positions are typically open for applications from November 1-December 31.
The residency program is based in Victor, New York, in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Our 5,000 square-foot facility, with state-of-the-art training, IT, and teleconferencing capability, has been recently renovated to include additional office space and meeting rooms. We also have offices in Providence, Rhode Island and Buffalo, New York. We offer a unique and diverse educational experience through client facilities, which range from small private practice imaging centers to major academic radiology departments, and we are proud to have been the first private practice consulting group to be awarded CAMPEP accreditation in 2010.
Our professional practice group has many years’ experience. We are best characterized as a collegial group of medical physicists, working together for the benefit of our clients and for the development of our own careers. The group meets in person and via teleconferencing on a regular basis for education and staff meetings, which include discussion of issues impacting image quality, patient and staff doses, and regulatory requirements. The group includes young diagnostic medical physicists early in their careers, senior members with over 30 years’ experience, and medical physics assistants. Employees have various educational backgrounds, including R.T., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees; five of our residency faculty members have successfully achieved ABR certification in recent years. The program currently consists of four residents.
In addition, a former resident, now staff physicist, was recently involved in the following Point/Counterpoint topic published in the Medical Physics Journal "Medical Physics residency programs in nonacademic facilities should affiliate themselves with a university-based program". The article can be found here.
Upstate Medical Physics Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program Statistics
Residency Program Statistics
|YEAR||Applicants||Students Accepted||Students Graduating||Students Achieving ABR Certification||Graduates Working in Clinical Positions||Graduates Working in Academic Positions|
|6/2012-6/2013||25||1||1||0 (in process)||3||0|
|6/2013-6/2014||18||1||1||0 (in process)||4||0|
|6/2014-6/2015||67||1||2||0 (in process)||6||0|
|6/2015-6/2016||33||3||2||2 (all others in process)||8||0|
|6/2016-6/2017||27||1||1||3 (all others in process)||9||0|