About NOSM Education Research Communities


About the program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research. In keeping with that overall mission, the objective of the Northern-based medical physics residency education program (MPREP) is to provide practical training and experience in the clinical application of medical physics within the specialty of radiation oncology. The primary goal of the program is to provide, in a safe and professional environment, comprehensive clinical training in radiation oncology physics through the consolidation of clinical teaching faculty, staff, and educational resources of NOSM and the two Northern Ontario cancer centres.

The centres are operated by two Northern academic teaching hospitals: Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury and in Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). Although during the course of the program residents are formal full time employees of one or the other of these two Centres they will be required to fulfill the same requirements using the resources of both campuses in accordance with the NOSM model. They are expected to enhance their learning experience with contributions to the clinical work in a manner corresponding to the progression of their level of training.  Successful completion of the residency requires that residents are fully competent in that they have met all educational standards and are capable of working with minimal supervision in a radiation treatment facility, have passed a formal oral examination administered by the Program, and are fully eligible to apply for clinical certification by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM). The format of the program and curricular developments of the MPREP have been designed to comply with current Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) standards, with the intent of maintaining that compliance as the standards evolve. At present, the program is CAMPEP accredited through to December 31, 2018.

A more detailed account of the MPREP can be found here.


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