We are seeking applications for two positions in our Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program. The program provides two years of clinical training in radiation oncology physics to individuals with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in physics or a closely related field. The ideal candidates must be fulfilling CAMPEP requirements at the time of starting the training program. The positions begin July 1, 2019.
Please note: we are participating in the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (http://www.aapm.org/mprap) and the Match Program (https://natmatch.com/medphys). Washington University is program #13611.
In 1997, our Physics Residency Program (established in 1993) became the first CAMPEP-accredited program. The Program's objective is to provide clinical training in radiation oncology physics that will prepare graduates for board certification and a professional career in radiation oncology physics. Forty three individuals have thus far completed the program, and our graduates have established an exceptional record in obtaining board certification and initiating highly successful medical physics careers, with over a third in leadership positions in academia, clinical settings, and industry. The training involves full participation by the physics residents in the routine clinical activities under the supervision of the 32 Physics faculty, in addition to didactic lectures on radiation physics, dosimetry, imaging, biology, and oncology. In the first year, comprehensive training and experience is provided in the areas of clinical dosimetry, treatment planning, multi-modality imaging for planning, IGRT, IMRT, brachytherapy (HDR, LDR, radiopharmaceuticals, and interstitial), radiosurgery, quality assurance, and radiation safety. It also includes quality assurance responsibilities (primarily monthly and annual linac and CT QA, but no routine patient-specific QA as there is a separate team for it). The second year is intended to give residents the full, independent experience (with appropriate supervision) in all aspects of clinical coverage, with same responsibilities and opportunities as our faculty. Training in proton therapy, MRI-guided therapy, total body irradiation, and stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy procedures is also provided.
External beam delivery and treatment planning equipment includes: Varian accelerators (incl. Trilogy, TrueBeam, and Edge), MR-IGRT system (both Co-60 and Linac-based), Protons (Mevion), Gamma Knife ICON, Philips and Siemens CT-simulators, Philips 1.5-T MRI simulator, Varian Eclipse treatment planning systems, and HDR remote afterloading units. Specialized techniques include proton therapy, MRI-guided online adaptive RT, DMLC/SMLC-IMRT/VMAT delivery, linac and Gamma Knife stereotactic radio-surgery/therapy, total body irradiation, total skin electron therapy, and advanced image guidance.
Upcoming projects will give multiple opportunities for commissioning new equipment and novel technologies, including HIFU, a second proton facility, several new linacs, etc. All training is conducted within our APEX-accredited NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Facility.
Further information, including details of our Ambassador Program to connect with former graduates, can be obtained from http://medphys.wustl.edu
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