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Medical Physics Residency Training: Resident Information


Many details of the training program are covered in the official "Resident Handbook" and in the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education policies. Please visit the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education revised handbook and policies websites to view a list of polices and information on salary and benefits.

Duty Hours

The ACGME has specific duty hours requirements. Residents in Radiation Oncology should be able to work well within these limits. If there are any weeks that surpass the 80-hour work limit, you must notify the Program Director immediately. Work hours are to be submitted on monthly time sheets, as well. All activities relating to patient care and education, including moonlighting, apply towards duty hours. Our departmental policy regarding work hours is included in the resident training handbook.


There are 15 workdays plus Federal holidays of paid vacation. Our division policy is that the Program Director and the Advisor at the time of the vacation must first approve time away. No more than half of the residents can be out of the clinic at any time. Approved conference days will not be counted towards your fifteen annual days of vacation.


The University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library (UMHSHSL) is available for resident use. There is also a resident library which maintains an extensive collection of journals and books.

Residents are provided with their own workstation and computer for use during their two-year residency training. Each computer has access to the internet/intranet service and is loaded with various software packages.