Diagnostic and Nuclear Medical Physics Residency

Our Faculty
  • Frederic Fahey, DSc, FAAPM, FACR, FSNMMI, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Robert MacDougall, MS, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Don Soo Kim, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Robert Mulkern, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Georges El Fakhri, PhD, FAAPM, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Matthew Palmer, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Georgeta Mihai, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Bob Liu, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Da Zhang, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Program Description

The Diagnostic and Nuclear Medical Physics Residency training program at Boston Children's Hospital in conjunction with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is designed to train medical physicists to work independently in the chosen specialized field of Diagnostic Medical Physics or Nuclear Medical Physics.  The expectation is that graduates of the program will complete the process of board certification in the chosen specialty by a recognized certifying body such as the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM), or Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM). In addition, the training will prepare the resident to perform other aspects of an imaging physicist's responsibilities including teaching, research, radiation safety and administration.

The first sixteen months of the residency will consist of eight two-month rotations in the following areas:

  • General Radiographic Imaging and Mammography
  • Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology
  • Radiation Safety
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Computed Tomography
  • MRI
  • Informatics
  • Ultrasound

These rotations will be at Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, or Massachusetts General Hospital.   The last eight months of the residency are elective rotations and include assigned teaching to radiology or nuclear medicine residents, technologists and/or other allied health professionals within the hospital.  The rotations in the last 8 months will be more flexible than in the first 16 months allowing the resident to concentrate in a particular modality or design an independent course of study. For those interested in the nuclear medicine option, the 2nd year will concentrate on nuclear medicine including additional rotations in hybrid imaging and radionuclide therapy. During this time, the resident will also participate in clinical and medical physics research.

The program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).

Number of Applicants to Program
46 for 2018 
Number of Applicants Offered Admission  
 1 in March 2018
Number of Applicants Entering Program  
 1 in July 2018
Number of Program Graduates
 0 (Program commencing in 2018)
Graduate Placement
     Clinical Practice



Interested individuals should contact:

Frederic H. Fahey, DSc, FAAPM, FACR, FSNMMI

Program Director and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School