One position is available starting July 1, 2019 for the CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver (Anschutz Medical Campus).
This program is two years in duration and provides structured didactic and hands-on training in all the broad areas of clinical radiation oncology physics. The goal of the program is to prepare the graduate for the board certification examination and a professional career in radiation therapy.
Comprehensive training and experience is provided in the areas of patient setup and simulation, clinical dosimetry, treatment planning, linac calibration and quality assurance, tomotherapy, high and low dose rate brachytherapy, IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, linac-based SRS, Gamma knife SRS, imaging in radiotherapy, special procedures, and radiation safety.
State of the art equipment includes: Varian Truebeam STx, two Varian Truebeams, TomoTherapy Hi-Art, Elekta Synergy, Gamma Knife Perfexion, 1 big bore Philips CT simulator with 4DCT capability, 1 big bore Siemens CT simulator with 4DCT using RPM, perfusion imaging, and dual energy capabilities, and VariSource iX HDR system. All linacs are equipped with IGRT capabilities, including kV CBCT, helical MVCT, Exac Trac, and MV and kV planar imaging. The department uses both Varian ARIA and Elekta Mosaiq record and verify systems. Software commonly in use includes Eclipse, iPlan, TomoTherapy, VariSeed, Brachyvision, and MIM-Vista. Routine procedures include 3DCRT, IMRT, Rapid Arc, VMAT, FFF mode, respiratory gating, deep inspiration breath hold, dynamic conformal arc, SRS, SRT, SBRT, 3D and IMRT helical tomotherapy, TBI, TSE, and LDR and HDR brachytherapy.
All candidates are required to have an advanced degree in medical physics or a related field, preferably medical physics from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate or certificate program, and an undergraduate degree in physics or at least three upper-division physics courses. Candidates who have not completed a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate or certificate program should provide explicit information on their CAMPEP-accredited coursework in the six courses of the required core curriculum: Radiological Physics and Dosimetry, Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety, Fundamentals of Medical Imaging, Radiobiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Radiation Therapy Physics. At most, two of these course may be made up while in the residency program. Please note: residents must be able to start on the official start date, and all minimum perquisites must be complete prior to the start date.
Applicants must use the MP-RAP and participate in the MedPhys Match Program, specifying the University of Colorado code 11111 (www.natmatch.com/medphys).
The deadline to apply is December 3, 2018. We will conduct phone interviews with selected candidates in mid- December, after which selected candidates will be invited for on-site interviews in late-January/early-February. Any questions about our program may be emailed to Connor McCloskey, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please visit www.Medschool.ucdenver.edu/radonc.
About University of Colorado Denver
The Department of Radiation Oncology, part of the NCI-designated University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, a world-class, academic health center with state-of-the-art health care facilities.
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