Program Structure & Admissions

Program Structure and Admissions

The Radiotherapy Physics Residency at Genesis Healthcare Partners & Affiliated Sites is a two year tuition based program that offers a Certificate through the SDSU Global Campus at SDSU. During the two years, the residents are required to enroll in the four clinical rotation courses (each of six month duration) through SDSU Global Campus. Although the program is administered and run through SDSU (one of the spoke sites), the clinical rotation courses, which include hands on clinical and didactic training, occurs at the participating clinics. Upon the successful completion of each clinical rotation course, the residents typically rotate to a different clinic with at least two rotations during the duration of the residency.

Admission into our Radiotherapy Physics Residency Program will occur through the SDSU Global Campus at SDSU and applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  1. Graduates from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program in Radiation Oncology Physics.
  2. Post-graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students who have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program in Radiation Oncology Physics. This option is open only to alternate pathway candidates for residency.
  3. Our program does not admit applicants who have not completed the required CAMPEP accredited courses.

Application Checklist:

  • Step 1 - Applicants are required to apply to SDSU through Cal State Apply. Applications are only accepted once a year, beginning on October 1st and closing on April 30th, and a shortlist of selected applicants will be invited for an online interview sometime in the first week of June. Note: Applications will not be accepted at any other time of the year. Also, due to the COVID-19 situation, this year we will allow late applications up to May 25th. Please email Dr. Tambasco ( if you intend to apply and missed the April 30th application deadline.
  • Step 2 -Submit required documents (transcripts and any applicable test scores) to Graduate Admissions. Information regarding the specific documents required can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. A personal one page narrative essay describing why you are interested in Medical Physics and our Residency Program will need to be submitted through the Decision Desk application.
  • Step 3 - Email a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. Tambasco, Associate Program Director,
  • Step 4 - The accepted applicants will be required to register through the SDSU Global Campus at San Diego State University at: The accepted residents will be expected to pay the enrollment fee ($7,875 for the first 6 month semester), and begin their training in the SDSU Fall Semester (~ 3rd week of August).

Note: Applications not completed through the above SDSU website will not be considered. Technical questions about the SDSU application process may be directed to:

Domestic Applicants
Prospective Student Center
(619) 594-6336
International Applicants
International Recruitment Office
(619) 594-1847


  • $31,500: Tuition and fees
  • $3,708: Books and supplies
  • $25,522: Off-campus room and
  • $4000:  Attend one national conference/year (Travel, board, registration)

The Department of Education approved the addition of our residency program, so our residents are eligible for federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans