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Applying to the Program

The Univeristy of Washington CAMPEP-accredited residency is structured as a two-year program with two residents admitted per year.

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed a CAMPEP-accredited graduate degree or CAMPEP-accredited certificate program. A PhD in medical physics, physics or related science is preferred.

About the Program

The curriculum is consistent with the current didactic recommendations provided by CAMPEP and the AAPM. Learning is structured as a hands-on experience of 10 rotations, through which the resident gains medical physics core clinical competence. The resident will join a medical physics faculty that includes two senior residents and 17 professional medical physicists. The UW Department of Radiation Oncology hosts four linacs and a neutron therapy cyclotron. Residents also rotate through gamma knife and proton therapy services. UW and its affiliates offer a full spectrum of radiation oncology services, including but not limited to conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, SRS, SBRT, IORT, TBI, HDR, gamma knife, brachytherapy and proton therapy.

The residents will work primarily on the university’s main campus in Seattle at the University Washington Medical center, but clinical experiences at affiliate institutions will be part of their training. Residents will participate in activities such as equipment commissioning, acceptance testing, regular QA and annual evaluations, radiation shielding design, equipment specification, dosimetry for new treatment techniques, and current patient-related procedures. Training and experience in radiation therapy planning, adherence to state and federal radiation regulations, and troubleshooting treatment problems will be provided. Patient contact is required for consults to physicians about patient treatment and dose measurements. The program will offer residents training opportunities with a diverse set of equipment and treatment modalities. Residents are required to work on a clinical development project with a radiation oncology faculty member, and there is an expectation of at least one journal manuscript submission prior to the end of their residency period.

Applicants must use the MP-RAP system and must participate in the MedPhys Match Program specifying the UW program code 19011. Salary for this resident position is at least $50,000 per annum. Residents receive full health and dental benefits.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Interview Date: January 4-5, 2018

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, transcripts of university undergraduate and graduate courses, a statement of research interest and three letters of reference. Applicants must be US citizens, US Permanent Residents, or specify the visa that will permit the applicant to live and work in the USA for the full extent of the two-year medical physics resident training period.

If you have any questions please contact:

Residency Administrator
University of Washington Radiation Oncology

uwromp@uw.edu

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Recruitment

2013  2014  2015  2016 
Applications: 63 34 55 89
Offers of admission: 1 4 2 2
Residents entering program: 1 2 2 2

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