Application Process

Potential applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with informational literature regarding the Medical Physics profession such as, (1) AAPM’s, “The Medical Physicist,” (2) AAPM’s, “The Roles, Responsibilities, and Status of the Clinical Medical Physicist,” and (3) AAPM Report No.90, “Education and Training of Medical Physics Committee Subcommittee on Residency Training and Promotion.”

Applicants must have a PhD or MS degree in Medical Physics, Physics or related fields by the time they enter this residency program on July 1st. Also all candidates must satisfy the physics requirements to take part I of the ABR exam.  Preference is given to graduates of CAMPEP approved Medical Physics graduate programs but all qualifications are considered in the review process.

Our program participates in MedPhys Match program ( and applications will be accepted online through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) ( Please review the information posted on the AAPM website. A complete application includes: A) A cover letter that contains a personal statement, B) A curriculum vitae, and C) Three letters of reference.  An official transcript covering the applicant’s graduate education will be required for the candidate that is chosen for the next year's program. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Because of COVID-19, all interviews for the July 2021 position will be conducted via phone and/or zoom. However, we will do our best to virtually give you a feel for the residency experience at UNMC.

Any additional questions can be sent to:

Dandan Zheng, PhD
Program Director 
986861 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6861