Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) and Christiana Care Health Systems (CCHS), Departments of Radiation Oncology are seeking applicants for four CAMPEP accredited full time 2-year residency positions in the Med Phys Match. Two residents will be based at the TJUH center city campus in Philadelphia PA, one resident will be based at CCHS in Christiana DE, and one resident will be based at the Abington- Jefferson Health Asplundh Cancer Center in Willow Grove PA. This program has been CAMPEP accredited for 12 years. Jefferson and Christiana have strong clinical and research programs in IGRT, IMRT/VMAT, stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and radiobiology.
A Master’s degree, PhD, or Certificate in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program is preferred, but not required. Those who have completed a graduate education from non-CAMPEP programs will also be considered. Residents are expected to have completed a comprehensive curriculum in Medical Physics with a strong foundation in basic physics and a degree in physics or related engineering or physical science with coursework equivalent to a minor in physics. Some clinical experience during graduate education is preferred.
The objective of the physics residency program is to provide training in radiation oncology physics in a structured clinical environment for individuals wishing to practice professional radiation oncology physics. The program provides a two-year curriculum of progressive supervised clinical training at either Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2 positions/yr), Abington- Jefferson Health (1 position), or Christiana Care Health System (1 position/yr). Residents, under the supervision of board-certified therapeutic radiologic physicists, will participate in the routine clinical duties of a radiation oncology staff physicist. At the conclusion of the program, residents will be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of radiation oncology physics and will be prepared to sit for the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology Physics certification examination.
The Center City Radiation Oncology Department at Jefferson has state of the art technologies which include 2 Elekta and 4 Varian linear accelerators, all with IGRT capabilities and 3 with six degree of freedom couch motion. Additionally, the department has 2 GE CT simulators with Advantage 4D reconstruction, 2 Nucletron HDR remote afterloaders, a Gamma Knife Icon, a Cyberknife, and a Viewray MRIdian MR-guided linac coming in 2020. We use Mosaiq and Aria R&V, Eclipse and Monaco Monte Carlo treatment planning systems, Oncentra for HDR planning, MiMvista image analysis software and MimSymphony LDR planning. Special procedures include VMAT/IMRT, SBRT, TBI, TSET, SRS, HDR (gyn, prostate, breast, and skin), radioactive microspheres and radiopharmaceutical therapies, LDR implants with CS-131 for recurrent head and neck cancer, and superficial hyperthermia treatments. The Medical Physics Division at Jefferson has a long history of educating leading medical physicists in research and clinical services. The Center City physics division consists of 12 physicists (10 PhD/2 MS), 6 dosimetrists, an IS group, and in-house engineering support. The Jefferson network continues to expand and currently has five regional RO department locations with 14 external beam RT systems, supported by 19 physicists.
Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) has 4 Elekta linear accelerators (1 Versa and 3 Infinity with Agility MLC with kV-CBCT), 1 Varian TrueBeam with kV-CBCT, 1 CyberKnife M4 system, and 1 Siemens Primus linear accelerator with MV-CBCT. There are 4 Siemens CT simulators with 4D CT sim, 1 with advanced dual-energy imaging, and 1 PET/CT. Pinnacle, MultiPlan, RayStation, Variseed, and Oncentra are used for treatment planning for all sites and integrated with Mosaiq R&V. Christiana has a busy HDR (breast, skin, and gynecology) using CT and MR and LDR (real-time prostate implant) brachytherapy programs.
Abington- Jefferson Health opened the new, state-of-the-art 86,000 sq. ft. Asplundh Cancer Center in 2018. The radiation oncology department has 5 physicists and 3 dosimetrists. Technology includes 3 Varian Truebeam linear accelerators (2 with 120 MLC and 1 Edge with 120 HD-MLC, OSMS, and Calypso). There is one Siemens Definition CT simulator with RGSC capabilities. An on-campus imaging center provides MRI and PET/CT capabilities. Special procedures include IMRT/VMAT, SRS, SBRT with planning performed in Eclipse and Mosaiq R&V. The department also has an active Nucletron HDR program (gynecology and breast) using Oncentra CT/MR volume based planning.
All applications will be received through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program through the www.aapm.org/mprap website with institution #15611 and a deadline of Monday December 16th. Joint interviews for all positions will take place Feb 20 and 21, 2020. Candidates will have the opportunity to rank each location separately. Positions include salary and benefits at the PGY-1/PGY-2 level.
TJUH and CCHS are Equal Opportunity Employers. (Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans). Individuals in Optional Practical Training are eligible for employment at Thomas Jefferson University using the OPT STEM Extension only-this must be confirmed prior to interview. Additional questions or documentation may be sent to: Karen Mooney, Medical Physics Residency Program Director, c/o Sara Simons, 111 South 11th Street, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Email: email@example.com
About Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Jefferson Health delivers state-of-the-art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 7,800 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21 st century professional education. We have 30,000 employees. Jefferson Health , with 14 hospitals (three are Magnet-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 50+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually . This year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as the 16 th best hospital in the nation, and among the nation’s best in 11 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 69 such centers in the nation. Thomas Jefferson University, nationally recognized for advancing groundbreaking developments in healthcare education and research, recently combined with Philadelphia University, internationally known for architecture, design, engineering, textiles and more. Jefferson (Phil...adelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has nine colleges and three schools dedicated to interprofessional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet-to-be-imagined careers. As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans. VISIT Jefferson Health VISIT Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
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