University of Nebraska Medical Center Therapy Residency
University of Nebraska Medical Center
October 2, 2018
Therapeutic Radiology (TR)
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has an opening in our therapeutic medical physics residency program. The residency is a CAMPEP accredited two-year clinical training program, which is well structured with clearly defined three-month rotations. The residency also requires auditing didactic courses, depending on the qualification of the successful candidate, but the majority of the time is spent in “hands-on” clinical rotations. Residents are expected to become an integral part of the Department of Radiation Oncology performing clinical duties while interacting closely with the faculty (currently seven physicians, eight physicists, five dosimetrists) along with other staff in a collegial manner. Graduating residents are presented with a certificate of residency completion and are expected to be well-prepared for a career in clinical medical physics.
Applicants must have a PhD or MS degree in Medical Physics, Physics or related fields by the time they enter this residency program on July 1, 2019. All candidates must satisfy the requirements to take part I of the ABR exam (www.theabr.org). Preference is given to graduates of CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics programs, but all qualified candidates will be considered in the review process. Our program participates in MedPhys Match program (www.natmatch.com/medphys) and applications will be accepted online through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) (aapm.org/mprap/). Applications must include a CV and three reference letters and be received by December 15, 2018 for full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited for a phone interview to be further selected for an on-site interview in January or February of 2019. Additional information about the UNMC residency program can be found at https://www.unmc.edu/radonc/education/medical-physics/index.html.
UNMC Radiation Oncology is a vibrant, growing department equipped with five modern linear accelerators (three at the main campus and two at satellite hospitals) capable of advanced techniques such as respiratory gating and image guided radiotherapy using OBI/Cone-beam CT, Calypso, CT on rails, and OSMS. Treatment planning is performed by using Varian Eclipse, BrainLAB iPLAN, Philips Pinnacle, Elekta Oncentra HDR, and Varian BrachyVision HDR systems. UNMC offers a broad range of radiation oncology procedures including: IMRT, VMAT, SRS/SBRT, TBI, TSE, IORT, and HDR/LDR brachytherapy. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art integrated clinical and research facility just opened in June 2017, houses the main department and three new Varian linacs with the latest technology advancement (two matched TrueBeams and one Edge).
The benefits of the residency include professional career training, a competitive salary and benefits package (health insurance, books, vacation and sick leave), and travel to one professional medical physics meeting. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its students and staff. The city of Omaha offers an excellent quality of life and low cost of living.
Please address questions to:
Dandan Zheng (email@example.com)
Residency Program Director
Department of Radiation Oncology, UNMC
986861 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6861
About University of Nebraska Medical Center
The University of Nebraska Medical Center's main campus is in Omaha, located at 42nd and Dewey Streets. Student enrollment includes more than 3,600 students. Nearly 10,000 students, employees, staff and faculty are located in the area of 10 square blocks that make up the campus. This area includes classrooms, labs, outpatient care, the Lied Transplant Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute and other university facilities, including the new Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute and the future site of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Institute. Two hospital towers – University Tower and Clarkson Tower– also are located on campus. They are operated by our primary clinical partner, The Nebraska Medical Center and have an annual impact of $3.2 billion.In the most recent ranking of graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, UNMC primary care program ranked sixth of 153 medical schools, and its rural medicine program ranked ninth. Its physician assistant program continued to be ranked 16th out of 130 programs. Nearly half of Nebraska’s physicians, dental professionals, pharmacists, bachelor-prepared nurses and allied health professionals have graduated from UNMC.
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