Program Structure & Admissions

Program Structure and Admissions

The Radiotherapy Physics Residency at Genesis Healthcare Partners & Affiliated Sites is a two year tuition based program that offers a Certificate through the College of Extended Studies (CES) at SDSU. During the two years, the residents are required to enroll in the four clinical rotation courses (each of six month duration) through CES. Although the program is administered and run through SDSU (one of the spoke sites), the clinical rotation courses, which include hands on clinical and didactic training, occurs at the participating clinics. Upon the successful completion of each clinical rotation course, the residents typically rotate to a different clinic with at least two rotations during the duration of the residency.

Admission into our Radiotherapy Physics Residency Program will occur through the CES at SDSU and applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  1. Graduates from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program in Radiation Oncology Physics.
  2. Post-graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students who have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program in Radiation Oncology Physics. This option is open only to alternate pathway candidates for residency
  3. Graduates from a graduate program accredited by a local accreditation organization whose standards have been deemed equivalent to those of CAMPEP by the Graduate Education Program Review Committee.

Application Checklist:

  • Step 1 - Applicants are required to apply to SDSU through Cal State Apply. Applications are only accepted once a year, beginning on October 1st and closing on April 20th, and a shortlist of selected applicants will be invited for a Skype interview sometime in the first week of May. Note: Applications will not be accepted at any other time of the year.
  • Step 2 -Submit required documents (transcripts and any applicable test scores) to Graduate Admissions. Information regarding the specific documents required can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. A personal one page narrative essay describing why you are interested in Medical Physics and our Residency Program will need to be submitted through the Decision Desk application.
  • Step 3 - The accepted applicants will be required to register through the College of Extended Studies (CES) at San Diego State University at: https://ces.sdsu.edu/Pages/Account/Login.aspx. The accepted residents will be expected to pay the enrollment fee ($7,875 for the first 6 month semester), and begin their training in the first week of July.