Residency Program - Overview

The Department of Medical Physics at the Cross Cancer Institute offers three residency programs, two of which are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) and a third which provides high quality training in a field that is outside the scope of CAMPEP. Medical Physics Residents may pursue training in:

  • Radiation Oncology Physics ( a CAMPEP accredited program)
  • Imaging Physics, which includes residencies in nuclear medicine physics, and diagnostic radiological physics. (a CAMPEP accredited program)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics. (outside the scope of CAMPEP)

The Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) is a provincially funded cancer center located in Edmonton , Alberta and is operated by Alberta Health Services. The Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) is located on the SW edge of the University of Alberta North Campus and is approximately two blocks from the University of Alberta Hospital (Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre (WCM)). (see the Campus Map: and select the North Campus)

The goal of the Medical Physics Residency Programs is to provide training in the field of Medical Physics. Applicants are expected to have a graduate degree ( CAMPEP Accredited - PhD preferred) in Medical Physics or a closely related field.

Current Medical Physics Residents 2023-2024

Jacob Groeneveld
Jacob Groeneveld, MSc, Radiation Oncology Resident (started early 2024)
Munir Shahzad
Munir Shahzad, PhD, Radiation Oncology Resident (started late 2022)
Neil Johnson
Neil Johnson, PhD, Radiation Oncology Resident (started fall 2022)
Oksana Galias
Oksana Galias, MSc, Radiation Oncology Bridging Resident (started early 2024)
Radim Barta
Radim Barta, PhD, Radiation Oncology Resident (started early 2023)

Residency Statistics

Table 1: Residency Applicants Overall

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
No. of Applicants for Rad Onc Program 10-15 10 19 19 15 28 19 n/aa 15 12
No. of Applicants for Img Phys Program n/aa n/aa n/aa n/aa n/aa 21 n/aa n/aa n/aa n/aa
aNot Applicable because there were no openings.

Table 2: Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
No. of Residents Accepted   1 1 1   1 1   2 2
No. of Residents Graduating   1 2 1   1 1   1 1
No. of Residents Certified   1 2 1   1 1   1 1
No. in Industry                    
No. in Clinical Positionsb   1 2 1   1 1   1 1
No. in Academic Positionsb   1 2 1            
No. in Other Activities                    
bPositions which include both clinical and academic duties are counted in both rows Note: blank cells = "0"

Table 3: Imaging Physics Residency Program

  2006 2009 2012 2015 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
No. of Residents Accepted 1   1   1        
No. of Residents Graduating   1   1       1  
No. of Residents Certified   1   1       1  
No. in Industry                  
No. in Clinical Positionsc   1   1       1  
No. in Academic Positionsc   1   1       1  
No. in Other Activities                  
cPositions which include both clinical and academic duties are counted in both rows Note: blank cells = "0"

Table 4: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics

  2004 2006 2007 2008 2009
No. of Residents Accepted 1 1   1  
No. of Residents Graduating     1 1 1
No. of Residents Certified     1 1 1
No. in Industry          
No. in Clinical Positionsd         1
No. in Academic Positionsd         1
No. in Other Activities     1 1  
dPositions which include both clinical and academic duties are counted in both rows Note: black cells = "0"