The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania anticipates one opening beginning Jan 1st 2020 for the CAMPEP approved Radiation Oncology Physics Residency program. The residency is a three year+ program with the first year+ focusing only in research (post-doc) and the second and third years comprised of clinical training in all aspects of medical physics procedures. The training will end on June 30 2023. These include clinical and technical subjects pertinent to radiation oncology physics including: megavoltage photon, electron and, proton beam therapy, brachytherapy, CT-simulation, computerized treatment planning, calibration and periodic QA of therapy equipment, radiation safety and special procedures (TBI,TSE,SBRT, radiosurgery, etc.) . Participation in departmental training sessions, didactic courses and conferences is expected. The objective of the program is to educate and train the resident to a level of competency which will allow the trainee to complete the American Board of Radiology Certification in the specialty of Therapeutic Medical Physics. This three year+ position is specifically targeted for applicants who wish to pursue an academic career in medical physics after the completion of training. The additional year+ of research will allow the candidate to develop their research skills and work on higher level projects that is not normally achievable during a 2-year clinical training. Some of the research projects available for this position include Flash therapy, machine learning and proton imaging. Additional information about the residency program can be found in https://www.med.upenn.edu/medicalphysicsresidency/
Applicants are required to have completed a Ph.D. in Physics, Medical Physics, or a related discipline, with preference given to graduates of a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program. Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills. Candidates must also demonstrate completion of the appropriate undergraduate and graduate coursework as required by the ABR and CAMPEP. Candidates without a graduate degree in medical physics must provide proof of completion of the at least 4 of the six required graduate level courses listed by CAMPEP.
A complete application must be submitted via MP-RAP. Applicants may also email their application package to the program director (email@example.com). This off-cycle position is NOT offered through the Medphys Match and applications are accepted until the position is filled. The earliest start date is Jan 1st 2020 and the latest is May 1st 2020. We also have the traditional 2 year residency position that is offered through the match that starts on July 1st 2020.
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The University of Pennsylvania Health system is located in Philadelphia and has over 23,000 employees. Medical physics residents receive comprehensive health benefits and are also given an annual allowance to attend scientific meetings.
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