Medical Physics Residency

Program Description

Our diagnostic imaging physics residency program received CAMPEP accreditation in 2017. This is a 3-year program that will provide training in both Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine Physics. The first two years will focus primarily on Diagnostic Physics, with the third year focused on Nuclear Medicine Physics. Our program will qualify residents for board certification in both specialties.

Residents will have the opportunity to teach radiologic physics to medical radiology residents and provide in-service for two teaching hospitals, Memorial Hermann Hospital and London B. Johnson General Hospital. Residents will have the opportunity to work on clinical research projects and collaborate with radiologists and other physicians, if they so choose to. We encourage residents to submit original research to national conferences, and the department financially supports related expenses.

Over the last 40 years, the Division of Medical Physics has been responsible for Fundamental Physics education for Radiology Residents. We also provide hands-on labs to fulfill the 80 hours of initial training for radiologists to become authorized users on a NRC radioactive materials license.

Clinical Service

The Division of Medical Physics provides a wide range of clinical services to our teaching hospitals (Memorial Hermann and Lyndon B. Johnson) and various local imaging centers, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Image quality assurance, practice quality improvement, equipment performance and acceptance testing
  • Medical imaging risk and safety management
  • Facility planning (including shielding design & verification)
  • Imaging protocol development, management, and support
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Accreditation support

The imaging equipment inventory at our service sites includes: 15+ mammography, 120+ radiographic, 140+ dental, 35+ computed tomography, 140+ fluoroscopy, 7 MRI, 10+ SPECT and SPECT/CT, and 2 PET/CT systems. The equipment inventory includes systems from each of the major vendors.

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Admission and Graduation Statistics

YearNumber of ApplicantsNumber of Students AcceptedNumber of Students GraduatingNumber of Students Achieving ABR CertificationNumber of Graduates Working in Academic PositionsNumber of Graduates Working in Clinical Positions
201680
2017191
201800
2019261
202030111
20213211

Contact Us

Program Director
Ching-Mei J. Feng, Ph.D.
Email: Ching.mei.feng@uth.tmc.edu

Program Manager
Marlene Ramirez
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.026
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-7671
Fax: 713-500-7676
Email:  Marlene.B.Ramirez@uth.tmc.edu

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging

McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center

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Benefits

UTHealth provides a very competitive salary and benefits package.  The resident salary is equivalent to that of other medical residents at UTHealth, starting at the PGY-3 level (e.g. $60,283 for 2018-2019) and progressing to PGY-4 and PGY-5 at the beginning of subsequent academic years.

Benefits include health and life insurance, sick and vacation leave, annual travel and textbook allowances. Dental, vision and disability insurance are available for purchase.

For more information, please contact the program manager, Marlene Ramirez, at 713-500-7671.