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​​​​​​The Radiation Medicine Program (RMP) at Princess Margaret offers outstanding summer research opportunities for students. Research preceptors work with students to gradually immerse them in the professional milieu. The summer student program offers a wide range of programs and technologies in a supportive, collegial interprofessional work environment.

2023 RMP Summer Student Positions

The 2023 RMP Summer Student Positions have been filled and the program is no longer accepting applications. The RMP Summer Student Program will be posting the 2024 positions in February/March of 2024 – please stay tuned.

Thank you to all those who applied, and we wish you the best with your future research endeavors.

Application Process

Please email your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to the supervisor(s) listed in the posting, and cc the program email address: RMP.Summer.Student.Program@uhn.ca. Your cover letter should include why you want to spend your summer with the Radiation Medicine Program, and what type of experience you are hoping to gain. File names for all attached documents should begin with your first and last name (e.g., Jane Smith CV).

Please note: Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple positions.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, the 2023 RMP Summer Student Program will continue to be conducted virtually.


  • March: Posting of available positions
  • April: Notification of response to application for candidates who have submitted an application to their selected supervisors
  • May - End of August: Summer student program (start and end times are decided between the supervisor and student)


S​ummer students are typically undergraduates. We also welcome requests from medical students.


RMP summer positions are supervised by at least one full time faculty member within our program. Often the student will be working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The scope of the summer position is usually in alignment with one of our research projects in physics, radiation therapy, clinical research, education and laboratory-based research.


The duration will be determined between the student and supervisor. Summer student opportunities typically range from 8 to 12 weeks.


Supervisors typically have a pre-established plan for each summer student position. In addition to working closely with the supervisor(s) to determine the student's scope of activities, students are encouraged to take advantage of all learning opportunities within RMP and Princess Margaret. Students are encouraged to participate in the Medical Biophysics (MBP) Summer Student Seminar Series, the Cancer 360+ Summer Student Program and the UHN Summer Training and Research (STAR) Program.

In addition to these MBP, Cancer 360+ and STAR opportunities, students are strongly encouraged to prepare an abstract based on the work they have completed over the summer and participate in the RMP Summer Student Research Day. Finally, students are expected to complete the end of summer Research Report and Program Evaluation prior to their last day.


Rates of pay will align with the UHN research summer student pay guidelines. These rates may be adjusted based on available funding at the discretion of the supervisor.

Program Contact

Jane Tsai
Research Analyst | Program Coordinator, Radiation Medicine Program
Email: RMP.Summer.Student.Program@uhn.ca


Last reviewed: 3/5/2023
Last modified: 11/7/2023 11:19 AM
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