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2023 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is a 10 week summer program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. The term of the fellowship is May - September. The mentor and Fellow will determine the exact 10 week schedule. In this program, AAPM serves as a clearinghouse to match exceptional students with exceptional medical physicists, many who are faculty at leading research centers. Students participating in the program are placed into summer positions that are consistent with their interest. Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis to be an AAPM summer fellow. Each summer fellow receives a $6,000 stipend from AAPM. The stipend is based upon an expectation of 40-hour per week effort for 10 weeks.

Sponsored by the AAPM Education Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.


Eligibility Criteria:

Each student applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Students with graduation date of May 2023 are not eligible. Applicants shall have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S. Prior Summer Undergraduate Fellowship recipients are not eligible.

Submission Instructions for Students:

  1. Yoichi Watanabe, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Minnesota Radiation Oncology, is seeking an intern for his lab. Please reach out to Yoichi ( when you are ready to apply for the program. He will then apply to the program as a mentor and prepare topics for projects.
  2. Complete online application. Use the CV template on the last page; your CV is required as an upload.
  3. Two signed letters of recommendation must be sent via email to
  4. Official transcripts must be sent via email to
Application Deadline: February 2, 2023
(All supporting documents are due by the application deadline (EDT).
Recipients Notified by: February 28, 2023