The Department of Radiation Oncology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting to fill four Clinical Medical Physics Residency positions. This CAMPEP-accredited Residency is a three-year program that emphasizes clinical excellence and academic career development in Radiation Oncology Physics.
The Residency integrates one year of research in medical physics and two years of full-time clinical training. This Residency is an apprenticeship where residents become an integral part of the Department of Radiation Oncology performing clinical duties, while interacting closely with the entire faculty and staff. Upon completion of the Residency Program, residents are expected to have a solid foundation on which to build an academic career in Medical Physics.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Medical Physics, Physics, or related field. Preference is given to graduates of CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics graduate programs, but applicants from alternative pathways are encouraged to apply as all qualifications are considered in the review process. All applicants are required to have completed a minimum of four (of six) graduate-level didactic courses described in AAPM Report 197S before entering the program. Residents receive a competitive salary and benefits package. A complete application must be submitted via the AAPM MP-RAP (Medical Physics Residency Application Program) at http://www.aapm.org/mprap/. We are recruiting through the Medical Physics Match Service. To apply, applicants must participate in the Match and enter code number 16611 for our program.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is a leader in the development and clinical implementation of innovative treatment strategies in Radiation Oncology. In April 2017, we opened a 63,000-square-foot Radiation Oncology building dedicated solely to the purpose of treating cancer. Our Department houses many of the world’s most advanced radiotherapy tools, including: two Varian TrueBeams, two Varian VitalBeams, one Varian Trilogy, two Varian 2100Cs, two Elekta Versa HDs, one Elekta Agility, an Elekta Gamma Knife Icon, Accuray Cyberknife M6, an Xstrahl superficial unit, Varian Varisource iX HDR afterloader, two Philips 16-slice Brilliance large-bore 4-D CT simulators, one Brainlab Airo CT, two Calypso electromagnetic tracking systems, three AlignRT systems, one GateCT system, and Varian Eclipse treatment planning systems.
Our clinical facilities offer a broad range of Radiation Oncology procedures including IMRT, SRS, SBRT, TBI, TSE, HDR, and LDR brachytherapy. A shielded OR is equipped with an additional Varian Varisource iX afterloader to perform intraoperative HDR procedures. We perform a spectrum of cranial and pelvic LDR, as well as nuclear medicine procedures. A dedicated breast SBRT device, GammaPod, is being installed.
The Residency is overseen by the Medical Physics and Engineering faculty within the Department of Radiation Oncology which includes 26 faculty, 10 residents and eight dosimetrists, as well as several dedicated programmers to support clinical and research projects. The Department of Radiation Oncology is part of the NCI-designated Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, which provides exceptional opportunities for translation of laboratory science into clinical trials and provides an integrated program of medical, radiation, and surgical oncology.
The Department embraces education and supports a formal Medical Residency, a Medical Physics Residency, a Radiation Therapy Program, and a Medical Physics Track in the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program, as well as a variety of postdoctoral trainees in our research areas. Four didactic Medical Physics courses taught within the Department have received CAMPEP approval.
UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Six members of our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985; 19 faculty are currently members of the National Academy of Sciences—one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist; and we have multiple members of the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the A...merican Society for Clinical Investigation.
Its faculty members, who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances, are respected for their dedication to teaching, training, and patient care. UT Southwestern, with over 13,500 full-time faculty and staff, provides training to nearly 3,600 medical, graduate, and allied health students, as well as residents and postdoctoral scholars each year. Ongoing support from federal agencies, private foundations, individuals, and corporations provides more than $420 million per year to fund over 5,800 research projects. Faculty members and residents provide care to more than 100,000 inpatients and oversee 2 million outpatient visits per year at our ambulatory clinics.
UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer.
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