It seems like a new program designed for people with PhDs in physics and related fields to gain the necessary background/experience needed for applying to medical physics residencies. There are about 9 places (in US + Canada) that offer this kind of program at the moment. I do want to apply to it but I am not sure if it is a good investment especially with the tuition cost for the year being about $30,000. With another $20,000 dollars for living expanses, one will have $50,000 of debt. From what I have read, tuition wavers are very very very limited. Now $50,000 of debt maybe worth it if one were guaranteed (or at least had high probability of getting) residency. The only alternative to this kind of program is to do an MS in medical physics, which will put you in about $100,000 of debt (assuming that it is virtually impossible to get into residency with only a pure physics background). I think it is a great idea and I am not sure why they don't just offer a tuition waver and an RA for people who already have PhDs and are ready to start doing productive research in the field. Has anyone heard of it? Any opinions on it?