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Photo of three of the medical physics faculty members in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Please note: As the available residency training positions are currently filled, MPREP is not currently accepting applications. Although the situation is subject to change, acceptance of application is currently anticipated to recommend during the fall of 2024. Formal dates for application submission will be posted at that time.


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, at a minimum, hold an undergraduate degree with at least a minor in Physics (or equivalent) and a M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics, Physics, Engineering, or a closely related discipline from a recognized Canadian accredited educational institution (or equivalent). In addition, candidates who have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who (i) have completed graduate training from a CAMPEP accredited graduate degree program (or equivalent), (ii) hold a Ph.D. degree in one of the identified postgraduate disciplines, and/or (iii) have advanced knowledge of Radiation Therapy Physics and Medical Imaging through either course work or work experience. For more information visit the CAMPEP website: https://www.campep.org/ProspectiveApplicants.asp

Successful applicants will be a member of the PIPSC MP union. For more information refer to the information in the latest collective agreement here: https://pipsc.ca/groups/mp

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.

Please note that applications are not being accepted at this time. Although subject to change, the recruitment cycle is anticipated to start again in the fall of 2024.