Medical Physics residency programs in nonacademic facilities should affiliate themselves with a university-based program

A former Upstate Medical Physics resident and now staff employee, Jason Sherman addressed this issue in a Point/Counterpoint article published in the Medical Physics Journal. 

"With the requirement that, by 2014, graduation from a Commission on Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) accredited residency program will be necessary in order to become certified in Medical Physics by the Amer- ican Board of Radiology, the number of such residency pro- grams has been increasing dramatically. Although most of these programs are in universities, some are in practices that are not university-based. It has been suggested that such residencies need to be affiliated with university-based programs, and this is the premise debated in this month’s Point

The enitre article can be found here or on the AAPM website.

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