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Imaging Physics FAQs

  • What is the resident salary?
    Residents receive the same salary structure, and fringe benefits, including vacation and health insurance, as all IU School of Medicine PGY1 and PGY2 medical residents. The resident salary is listed via GME. The salary is above the median resident salary reported in the AAPM Professional Survey. 
  • How long is this program?
    Two years.
  • When is the deadline to apply?
    December 31.
  • What are the program requirements?
    To apply, interested candidates are required to have a PhD in medical physics, preferably from a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP)-approved graduate program or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of medical imaging physics as well as knowledge of anatomy, physiology and radiation biology is encouraged. Candidates must also be able to communicate effectively with radiologists, technologists and other medical/ physics staff.
  • What is required to participate in the American Board of Radiology exam?
    To participate in the American Board of Radiology (ABR) exam, participants are required to complete formalized residency training in an accredited medical physics program. The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) is the only entity that accredits medical physics programs and continuing education diagnostic physicists.
  • How many facilities are utilized in training for imaging physics residents?
    Residents train in at least five local hospitals. The benefit from the Indianapolis campus is its unique hospital network located within close proximity and connected by a monorail system.
  • How many hours of conferences and seminars are required during residency?
    A minimum attendance requirement of 50 hours per year with a cumulative total of 100 hours for the 24-month training period is required.
  • What health insurance is available?
    Health and dental insurance is available with no monthly premiums for resident, fellows, spouses and families. Additionally, residents receive free life, disability and medical malpractice insurance.

    Learn more about resident benefits from the Office of Graduate Medical Education. 

  • How much paid time off is available for residents?
    Residents receive four weeks per year, including six designated holidays.
  • What is transportation like on campus?
    Not only do residents have access to free parking at all local hospitals, but Indiana University Health system also provides a free shuttle service between hospitals.
  • What is the cost of living in Indianapolis?
    Living in Indianapolis is very affordable. In fact, the city was recently named one of the most affordable housing markets. Learn more about Indianapolis campus life.
  • What other perks do residents receive in this program?
    Residents, fellows, spouses and dependent children receive an Indiana University tuition benefit. Also, residents have access to free software, including over 200 programs and training courses for applications like Photoshop and Microsoft Office, as well as access to electronic textbooks and office space with standard office support, computer and desk phone.


    Learn more about resident facts from the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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