• 2-year clinical education program in therapy physics
• Minimum 4000 hours of clinical training
• 12 rotations, 1-4 months long
• CAMPEP accredited
• One-on-one mentorship
• 2 residents per year
To deliver the necessary clinical experience, education and training in radiation oncology physics to ensure
• Broad knowledge of clinical medical physics
• Mastery of clinical skill set that allow our graduates to function competently, independently and safely
To deliver the necessary clinical experience in order to graduate residents who are
• Eligible and prepared to achieve ABR certification
• Knowledgeable in the ethics, legal responsibilities, published standards of practice
• Competent in clinical duties
• Confident in communicating, presenting, and teaching medical physics knowledge to peer colleagues, students, other clinical staff, administrators, patients and lay persons.
• Confident problem solvers, able to learn new skills, apply knowledge in new/innovative ways
• The only residency offering clinical experience with Photons, Electrons, Neutrons, and Protons
• Pediatric radiation oncology included; International Rotation to India
• Strong collaborations with Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Bioinformatics Depts.
• Collaborative educational and research interactions with physicians and MD residents
• 19 Physics faculty mentors, 22 Physician faculty
• Support to attend annual conference; personal reference library; full health benefits
2-Year Rotation Schedule
Below is a sample 2-year rotation schedule that a resident may experience. Residents are one-on-one with a mentor in each rotation, so each resident has a different rotation schedule.
Other Clinical Duties
• TBI planning
• Patient-specific measurement QA
• Physicist of the Day: learning the clinical role of the on-call physicist
• Linac: taking responsibility for a linac unit under faculty supervision
The six benchmarks below are required to successfully complete the residency training program.
• Successfully complete all rotations
• Routinely participate in department resident didactics, seminars, conferences
• Demonstrate teaching and training skills development
• Complete at least 1 clinical development project
• Successfully pass annual oral exam/performance review
Every rotation includes
• Description, objectives, competencies
• Didactics, discussions, readings, written assignments, problem set assignments, clinical exercises, practicum, observations
• Daily logbook
• Related project
• End of rotation presentation
• Evaluation/self evaluation/mentor evaluation
Clinical Development and Research
Residents work with faculty on a major development project with the expectation that the work minimally is submitted as an abstract to a professional meeting and may be published.
• Work extends over two-year period of the residency
• Two months are dedicated, protected research time
• Residents are encouraged and supported to present research at regional and national professional meetings
The introductory videos mentioned housestaff and their union. Physics residents are not members of the housestaff union.