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Please note: Applications are not currently being accepted for the program. The next application cycle will begin ~January 2026. For additional information, please contact the program director by email at 

MPREP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP), which imposes standards that applicants must satisfy. To be accepted as a candidate, applicants are required to meet the criteria stipulated by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc., (CAMPEP). In particular, a resident must:

  1. Have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited MS or PhD graduate program, or
  2.  Possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, or
  3. Possess a PhD in physics or related discipline and have satisfactorily completed courses equivalent to those in a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, as determined by the CAMPEP Graduate Education Program Review Committee (GEPRC).

For more information visit the CAMPEP website:

Successful applicants will be a member of the PIPSC MP union. For more information refer to the information in the latest collective agreement here:

All applicants must provide the following four (4) pieces of documentation.

  1. A cover letter expressing your interest in the position and locale;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. All transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees (official transcripts will only be required of those who are offered an interview); and,
  4. The names of three (3) references, one of which is a current research advisor or Chair of a university department.

The cover letter should address the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in undertaking a residency in Medical Physics?
  • What attracts you to the program in Northern Ontario?
  • What personal and professional attributes do you bring?
  • Do you have a preferred location for residency (Health Sciences North in Sudbury or the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center) and, if so, why?

Note that preference will be given to Canadian permanent citizens or landed immigrants, and hiring will be in accordance with the policies of the respective employers (Health Sciences North and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre).

All applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been successful in proceeding to the interview process.