The Medical Physics Residency Program in the Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Miami is seeking applications for a clinical physics resident position starting July 1, 2019. The CAMPEP approved residency program provides two years of comprehensive clinical training and experience in Radiation Oncology Physics. The program focuses on clinical training and seeks to prepare the resident to pursue a professional career in Medical Physics with a goal of ABR certification. The resident will join a staff that includes 14 experienced faculty medical physicists who participate in a wide array of clinical, teaching and research activities. The department also has 9 dosimetrists, 16 radiation oncologists, 2 medical physics residents, 11 radiation oncology residents, 2 IT specialists and various other research and clinical trainees. The residency position is primarily clinical; however participation in ongoing teaching and translational research programs is encouraged.
The Medical Physics division in the Radiation Oncology Department is currently covering five radiation therapy venues: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) Main, SCCC West, SCCC Deerfield Beach, SCCC Lennar and Jackson Memorial Hospital. The Radiation Oncology Department at SCCC is equipped with six modern Varian linear accelerators including three TrueBeams and a Viewray MRIdian MR-Guided Radiotherapy system. There are three Siemens CT simulators, an Elekta HDR unit, a 3.0T GE MRI, Philips PET/CT and an Elekta Gamma Knife Perfexion. There are two Varian LINACs (one TrueBeam), an Elekta HDR unit and an IntraBeam IORT system at the Jackson Memorial Hospital site. The department has active HDR and LDR programs including eye plaques, prostate seed implants, CivaSheet and Y-90 microspheres. The department operates on a completely electronic charting system using EPIC and ARIA. New equipment in 2019 includes a new Varian TrueBeam and Halcyon unit. A ProBeam proton therapy vault will be opened in 2020.
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics, medical physics, engineering or a closely related field. The candidates from both CAMPEP-approved and non-CAMPEP graduate programs are eligible for the residency program as long as the candidates meet the undergraduate and graduate didactic prerequisites required by CAMPEP and the ABR. The preference will be given to graduates of a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate program or candidates who completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program in Medical Physics. The phone interviews with the selected candidates will be scheduled in January 2019 and then selected candidates will be invited for on-site interviews in February. Applicants must participate in the AAPM Match Program (https://natmatch.com/medphys/) and must apply through the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) at http://www.aapm.org/mprap/. Any additional questions regarding the program may be emailed to the residency coordinator, Ms. Neisa Perez Tabares, at email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is December 9th, 2018. The University of Miami is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Radiation Oncology Department at University Miami is located at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL. The department consists of 16 Radiation Oncologists, 14 physicists and 9 dosimetrists.
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