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Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program

Overview: Welcome to our website!

We are pleased that you are visiting the University of Florida Department of Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency program website. We are happy to provide you information about our CAMPEP-accredited program in this location in addition to the AAPM website.

We require that you obtain a PhD in Medical Physics before beginning our program, and, by your doing so, we recognize that you have already been well-trained in research activities. Therefore, our program concentrates on providing the development of your expertise in clinical physics and teaching skills. To that end, the primary focus of the University of Florida (UF) Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency (DIMPR) program is to provide a sufficiently-structured environment of clinical training and educational activities over a 24-month period for you to develop the clinical and professional expertise to practice independently as a Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physicist. This two-year program is designed to provide the clinical experience required to qualify for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Part 2 examination in Diagnostic Medical Physics and more: In order to ensure adequate breadth of background in medical imaging physics, the program includes nuclear medicine imaging and associated medical radiation protection in addition to diagnostic medical physics education.

The DIMPR program provides opportunities for your development as an educator, through the University of Florida College of Medicine (UFCOM) programs for educating residents, the UF College of Engineering (UFCOE) CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program, and in teaching Radiology residents and medical students. You will present lectures and teach laboratories in these areas, and you will receive special educational training directed toward developing your teaching expertise. We offer numerous opportunities for you to interact with our clinical colleagues and to develop joint clinical projects, particularly those that are related to patient safety. Clinical colleagues include 49 faculty members, 8 radiology fellows and 44 radiology residents.

Most of the clinical physics training is at UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. As a resident, you will participate in daily patient dose assessment activities.

Program Faculty

All clinical physics training takes place under direct and close supervision of several faculty members of the Division of Clinical Physics who are actively involved in the CAMPEP-approved medical physics graduate program that is located in the College of Engineering. DIMPR faculty are experienced medical physicists, certified by the ABR in Diagnostic Radiological Physics or Medical Nuclear Physics; or by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM) in Nuclear Physics and Instrumentation. The three medical physicists in the Clinical Radiological Physics Section of the Department of Radiology UFCOM serve as the Steering Committee of the DIMPR program.

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  • Lynn Rill, PhD, Program Director (Assistant Professor, Radiology)
  • Stephanie Leon, PhD, Assistant Program Director (Assistant Professor, Radiology)
  • Manuel Arreola, PhD, Director, Clinical Radiological Physics & Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program ¬†(Assistant Professor, Radiology)

A UFCOE medical physicist and a body/cardiac radiologist round out our UF program faculty.

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  • David Gilland, PhD¬†(Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Eric Thoburn, MD, Clinical Advisor¬†(Associate Chairman; Assistant Professor, Abdominal & Cardiac Imaging)