University of Nebraska Medical Center

Application Process

Residents in conference
We welcome applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds and life experiences. We are committed to building an inclusive community of trainees and faculty who foster diversity within our residency program.

Potential applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with informational literature regarding the Medical Physics profession such as

  • AAPM’s, “The Medical Physicist”
  • AAPM’s, “The Roles, Responsibilities, and Status of the Clinical Medical Physicist”
  • AAPM Report No. 249, "Essentials and Guidelines for Clinical Medical Physics Residency Training Programs"

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, and applications will be accepted online through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program. Please review the program website. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter that contains a personal statement.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Three letters of reference.

An official transcript covering the applicant’s graduate education will be required for  candidates chosen for the next year's program. 

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. We typically conduct interviews via phone or Zoom. However, we do our best to virtually give you a feel for the residency experience at UNMC.

“Coming out of residency, I felt not only fully prepared for boards, but prepared to handle anything thrown my way as a faculty physicist with confidence. If you're looking for a residency experience where you're viewed as a valued team-member, your education is the top priority of your educators, and you want hands-on experience, this program checks all the boxes.”

Sarah WIsnoskie

Sarah Wisnoskie, MS, DABR, resident 2019-2021

AssociatTherapeutic Medical Physicist, Novant Health

Department Virtual Tour

We know that being able to see and get a feel for the department is an important part of choosing a residency program. Thus, we have created a 3D virtual tour (similar to Google streetview) where you can navigate through the UNMC Radiation Oncology department.

You can rotate the view to pan around the image and then click on the footprints to advance to the next location. Hover over the "i" icons to check out the informational labels describing the different rooms and pieces of equipment.

UNMC Virtual Tour