We are inviting applications for the newly created Allegheny Health Network Medical Physics Residency Program in Radiation Oncology for the academic year beginning 7/1/2019. This residency is structured as a three-year training program, with two thirds dedicated to clinical training and one third to applied research and development. An application for CAMPEP accreditation is currently under way and anticipated to be in place at the end of the first year of residency. The curriculum will follow the recommendations of AAPM Report 249. Learning is structured as a hands-on apprenticeship and lectures, intended to support the Resident in incrementally acquiring core competence to practice independently.
Our Medical Physics Residency Program will provide training and experience in the clinical aspects of radiation oncology physics. The clinical training encompasses a wide variety of a physicist’s duties in patient care delivery for both external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. Brachytherapy procedures include LDR, HDR, seed implants, and IVBT. External beam special procedures will include IMRT, IGRT, SGRT, SRS/SRT, TBI, TSE, Gamma Knife, and GammaPod. The resident will be afforded opportunities to work under the direct supervision of experienced, board-certified, clinical medical physicists in both large teaching hospital settings as well as smaller community-based outpatient facilities. Training progress will be monitored through regular meetings with the program director and oral examinations at the completion of each rotation.
The ideal candidate will have an M.S. or Ph.D. in medical physics from a CAMPEP accredited graduate education program. Candidates with an M.S. or Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or related fields who have completed a CAMPEP accredited certificate program will also be considered.
Allegheny Health Network is a Pittsburgh-based healthcare system. For more information go to http://www.ahn.org. The Medical Physics Residency Program is based at the academic medical center, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). The Division of Radiation Oncology currently treats over 3000 patients annually on 19 treatment units and 4 Elekta HDR Flexitrons across 15 facilities. Each facility houses a 4-D CT scanner. AGH has a GammaKnife, a GammaPod, an Elekta VersaHD, a Elekta HDR Flexitron and a Siemens Artiste. A brand new academic cancer center at AGH will add an Elekta MR Unity accelerator, a MR simulator, an Elekta VersaHD and possibly a research MR scanner. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020. The Department of Radiation Oncology currently employs 20 faculty and professional staff involved in clinical medical physics activities. We plan to add four more physicists to our staff in this year.
Residents will be entitled to a full package of benefits. Allegheny Health Network is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Please apply online at https://www.ahn.org/careers, and copy your application via email to Cathy.McElroy@AHN.org.
A draft of our Medical Physics Residency Program content is available. Please send inquiries and any questions to:
The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.
Employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent benefits through Highmark Health, retirements plans and paid time off.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers,
and computing professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS
Science and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.