Clinical Medical Physics Residency Program
Texas Oncology offers a two-year Radiation Oncology Clinical Medical Physics Residency Program. The program is designed for candidates with masters or doctoral degrees in medical physics who are interested in careers as clinical medical physicists in radiation oncology. The program will apply for CAMPEP accreditation in 2013.
This program concentrates on the medical uses of physics in the treatment of cancer patients. There are rotations in 11 clinical physics topics:
- External Beam Simulation, Treatment Planning and Validation
- Imaging and Simulators in Radiation Therapy
- Linear Accelerator QA & Dosimetric Systems
- IMRT and IGRT
- Linear Accelerator Acceptance Test Protocol, Survey, and Commissioning
- External Beam Treatment Planning System and Electronic Medical Record System Commissioning
- Special Procedures
- Radiation Safety and Shielding Design
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery / Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy / Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
- Medical Physics professional issues
The residents are involved in every aspect of day-to-day clinical duties, as well as acceptance and commissioning of new equipment, special procedures, and facility design. Residents participate in chart rounds, tumor conferences, physics meetings, journal clubs, and assigned readings. The residents are examined orally for each rotation, as well as a final comprehensive oral exam required for program completion. A detailed program description can be obtained here.
Texas Oncology is a network of over 300 physicians and oncology specialists with more than 135 offices in Texas and Oklahoma. Texas Oncology practices house multiple programs in IMRT, IGRT, SRS, SBRT, HDR and LDR brachytherapy, radiopharmaceuticals, and imaging equipment. A proton center is under co-development in Dallas. The residency will take full advantage of the system-wide equipment and clinical resources to provide the resident a broad training experience.
The residents work under the supervision of ABR board certified medical physics faculty. They also work closely with radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, nurses, and other radiation oncology personnel.
Texas Oncology offers a comprehensive benefits package for residents, including medical, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance.
Only those applicants with a M.S. or Ph.D. from a CAMPEP accredited medical physics graduate program will be considered for entrance to the residency program. North American graduate programs in medical physics can be found here.
Applications are accepted between October 15 and December 15 each year. Applications will be submitted through the AAPM common application website.
Additional application materials may be requested, including residency / visa status (and copies of I-90 (green card) or visa if applicable) and a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license.