Hi all, I am a little lost in finding a path to medical physics. I am close to finishing my PhD in physics and trying to get in medical physics. As far as I understand, I have three options: 1- The certificate program at University of Chicago (which takes one year) 2- A master program in a CAMPEP accredited program (which usually takes two years) 3- A PhD program in a CAMPEP accredited program (which usually takes four years) Are those time lengths correct (1 yr for certificate program, 2 for MS, 4 for PhD)? In which of those options am I able to find support from the school? Do I still need a residency training to take the ABR exam if I choose the path-3? If not, what is the advantage of PhD over MS? Can choosing any of those three options change my chance of finding a residency training? Do I need a residency training to take the ABR exam? I was told that the new regulation will go in effect in 2014. Is it possible to take the ABR exam without residency training in my case? I am really getting lost in medical physics discussions. I will really appreciate if you can offer some help. Thank you for all your replies.