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Graduate Studies in Medical Physics

MSC01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Department of Nuclear Engineering

Phone: 505-277-5431
Fax: 505-277-5433

Diagnostic Medical Physics
Residency Program

New Starting July 2018

The University of New Mexico has one opening for a diagnostic medical physics resident starting June 2019. The 24-month residency includes rotations in image display, general radiography, fluoroscopy, interventional/angiography, mammography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, imaging informatics, and nuclear medicine. Each rotation will include aspects of radiation protection and safety in radiology; patient dose assessments; professionalism, communication, ethics, and leadership; research and education; technology management; and clinical awareness.

UNM Hospital houses the only Level I Trauma Center in the state and also features primary and subspecialty adult and pediatric care, along with an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our patient mix provides an unparalleled range of radiology imaging services and diagnostic imaging equipment. In addition, UNM provides medical physics services to rural communities as part of an outreach program. The residency program will prepare residents to operate in diverse imaging environments under Joint Commission or ACR oversight and with various levels of research and educational responsibilities.

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center is the state's largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization. U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 40th in primary care and 83rd in research, while specific areas also rank again among the top 10 – rural medicine, second, and family medicine, ninth.

Albuquerque is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting highly accessible mountain biking, hiking, running, and road biking, as well as indoor and outdoor climbing.  Within easy reach are skiing, white water kayaking/rafting and world-class fly fishing.  New Mexico has 11 national parks and monuments, as well as a wide range of wilderness areas, and close proximity to the Southern Rockies.  Our temperate climate allows you to enjoy the outdoors year round. To learn more about resident life, click here.

The program has been approved for CAMPEP accreditation and will accept graduates from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program.