We are inviting applications for our Medical Physics Residency Program in Radiation Oncology for the academic year beginning 7/1/2020. The residency is structured as a three-year training program, with two thirds dedicated to clinical training and one third to applied research and development. Our curriculum follows 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. Direct supervision by experienced, board-certified, clinical medical physicists in both large teaching hospital settings as well as smaller community-based outpatient facilities will provide training and experience in the clinical aspects of radiation oncology physics. This training will encompass a wide variety of a physicist’s duties in patient care delivery for both external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. Brachytherapy procedures include LDR, HDR, and IVBT. External beam delivery training will include IMRT, IGRT, SGRT, SRS/SRT, TBI, TSE, Gamma Knife, and GammaPod. Training progress will be monitored through regular meetings with the program director and oral examinations or presentations at the completion of each rotation.
The Division of Radiation Oncology currently treats over 3000 patients annually on 19 state-of-the-art treatment units (mostly Elekta VersaHD) and 5 Elekta HDR Flexitrons across 15 facilities. Each facility houses a 4-D CT scanner. The Residency Program is based at the academic medical center, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). Construction of a brand new academic cancer center at AGH is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020 and will add an Elekta MR Unity accelerator, a MR simulator, an Elekta VersaHD and possibly a research MR scanner to the existing equipment which includes a GammaKnife, a GammaPod, an Elekta VersaHD, and an Elekta HDR Flexitron. The Department of Radiation Oncology currently employs 22 faculty and professional staff involved in clinical medical physics activities. We plan to add two more physicists to our staff this year.
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. Our residency program started in August 2019 and an application for CAMPEP accreditation is currently under way. Accreditation is anticipated to be in place at the end of 2020. We are participating in the 2020 MedPhys MATCH program. Please apply by January 15, 2020 through the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program.
Allegheny Health Network is a Pittsburgh-based healthcare system and Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. For more information, go to http://www.ahn.org.
Additional Salary Information: Residents will be entitled to a full package of benefits.
About Allegheny Health Network
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Impressive in size and rich in tradition, the Allegheny Health Network encompasses seven hospitals and 17,000 employees and has been serving the Pittsburgh region for decades and has now extended its reach to Erie, West Virginia and Ohio. We offer care in every medical specialty, providing the finest treatments and technologies and continually researching new ways to prevent, detect and treat disease.
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