Program Goals and Objectives

The program is intended to provide comprehensive training and experience in radiation oncology physics to candidates with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in medical physics. The training involves full participation of the physics resident in the clinical routine, under the supervision of the Program Director and the physics staff. Comprehensive training and experience are provided in the broad areas of equipment calibration, radiation dosimetry, treatment planning, radiation shielding, facility design, radiation protection, and quality assurance.

The program received CAMPEP accreditation in 2012 (renewed through 2021), and is designed in accordance with with the residency document of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM Report No. 90: Essentials and Guidelines for Hospital Based Medical Physics Residency Training Programs, 2006) After successful completion of this training, the candidate will have covered the essential curricula for the board certification examination in radiation oncology physics, and be competent to practice medical physics in an entry-level position in a clinical or academic environment.

The Medical Physics Residency Program is fully integrated into the day-to-day operations of the Department of Radiation Oncology. There is constant interaction between the medical physics residents and the staff oncologists, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses. In addition, medical physics residents have ample opportunities to interact with other departments, including Radiology, Neurosurgery, Opthalmology, and other clinics as they relate to patient care.

The Department of Radiation Oncology is equipped with a wide array of state-of-the-art technology, providing residents with the opportunity to train on up-to-date equipment.  Equipment and facilities at the main campus include:

  • 3 Linacs – 2 Elekta Versa, and 1 Siemens Oncor, to be replaced in 2019
  • Tomotherapy HD
  • CyberKnife M6
  • Flexitron (HDR)
  • Mobetron (IORT)
  • Prostate seed implant program (Varian)
  • IGRT capabilities (CBCT, Vision RT, Calypso)


Meet our faculty HERE!

Research advisors for the 3-year residency program


Meet our current residents HERE!

The residency program accepts one to two residents per year for the two year program. Data on past residency years can be found HERE.  Information on salary and benefits can be found HERE.

Important Dates

  • UNC participates in the medical physics residency match program, so due dates will be aligned with that process.


To apply to the UNC Medical Physics Residency Program, please use the Residency Common Application (CAP) portal on the AAPM website. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in a CAMPEP accredited graduate program.

Questions should be sent to:

Eric Schreiber, Ph.D., DABR
Program Director, Medical Physics Residency
Department of Radiation Oncology
North Carolina Cancer Hospital
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


If you are being considered for the residency position, you may be asked to visit the University of North Carolina for an interview with the Program Director and selected physics staff.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer.