Residency Program

The Residency Program is 2 years in duration and provides the resident with clinical experience and theoretical knowledge in all aspects of modern radiation oncology physics. An important objective of the program is to prepare the resident for the professional examination and licensure process in the specialty of Radiation Oncology Physics. The Residency Program consists of four clinical rotations and four didactic courses.

Admission requirements:

Our admission policies are non-discriminatory, and residents are chosen based on their academic credentials and their potential for success in the field of medical physics.

Residents entering the program must have a strong foundation in basic physics. The applicant must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program in physics or a closely related discipline such as engineering or another physical science with enough coursework that it is deemed the equivalent of a minor in physics.

Applicants must either have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program or possess a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline and have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program. Individuals with other qualifications who have completed coursework that satisfies the CAMPEP standards for graduate education may be considered in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the program director.

Residency Program - multiple sites:

Graduates of the Residency Training Program in Radiation Oncology Physics obtain their qualification from McGill University (site: McGill University Health Centre). The MUHC Program operates jointly with various hospital sites throughout Canada and the US, including:

McGill University Health Centre (Glen Site), Montreal, QC

Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC

Centre Hospitalier Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Hôpital Maisonneuve Rosemont, Montreal, QC

Hôpital Charles LeMoyne, Greenfield Park, QC

St Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY

The Residency Program received its initial accreditation from CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc) in 2000 and was re-accredited in 2005, 2010, 2015, & 2020. Current accreditation is effective until December 31, 2025.


Public access data regarding the Residency Program.

Learn more about the McGill Residency Program in Radiation Oncology Physics.

CAMPEP Residency Standard 2.10:

"An accredited program must publicly describe the program and the achievement of its residents, preferably through a publicly-accessible website. This information must be updated no less than annually and must include the number of applicants to the program, the number of applicants offered admission, the number of residents entering the program, and the number of graduates. Information on the subsequent positions of graduates shall also be provided, i.e. numbers in academics, clinical practice, industrial positions, etc. This information shall not identify individuals."



William Parker, MSc, FCCPM, Residency Training Program Director

Horacio Patrocinio, MSc, FCCPM, Residency Training Program Coordinator



August, 2023


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