Hi, Last week I finished M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics. Now I'm pondering what to do next. I have a few questions mainly for Medical Physicsists or Medical Physics Residents: 1. Recently I got very interested in reasearch in the area of the X-ray phase-contrast imaging (PCI). As far as I could find information on it, most of PCI research is conducted in Europe or Australia. Does anybody know about such research being pursued in the US or Canada? It would suit me best if I could get into a PhD in CAMPEP accredited program and do a PCI related research. 2. What are the chances of getting into a residency after completing a PhD CAMPEP acredided program? I know market is competetive but does people with a PhD degree have big problems getting into a residency? 3. If I finish my PhD in Germany or Australia in the area of Biomedical Physics (X-ray phase-contrast imaging) and after that I will do a CAMPEP accredited certificate program (http://www.campep.org/campeplstcert.asp) will I have comparable chances of getting into a residency as after finishing PhD CAMPEP accredited graduate program?