The Medical Physics Residency Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is accepting applications for one (1) two-year position with a target start date of July 1, 2023. Our rigorous and rewarding CAMPEP-accredited training program is designed for candidates with masters or doctoral degrees who are interested in careers as clinical medical physicists in radiation oncology. The program provides structured training in all aspects of clinical medical physics with direct supervision by faculty physicists. Training occurs in a large, state-of-the-art radiation oncology center, with additional exposure to four community-based hospitals. The curriculum provides hands-on experience with progressive responsibility as the resident works to become fully independent by the completion of the program.
Our program includes a competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off, book stipend, and travel to professional meetings.
Facility and Equipment
The successful applicant will join thirteen faculty physicists, three medical physics residents, six dosimetrists, and two IT specialists in the growing Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Our main facility has four external beam treatment units: an Elekta Unity (MR-Linac), a Gamma Knife Icon, and three Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators. Additional technologies include a 3 Tesla MRI scanner, 4D PET/CT scanner, mobile C-arm for fluoroscopy and kV cone beam CT, six degree-of-freedom robotic patient positioners, and multiple optical image guidance systems. Additional technologies are available for support in our four partner sites, including Varian and Elekta linear accelerators. Special procedures include MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy, 4D imaging/treatment planning/delivery, frame-based and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, total body and total skin irradiation, intraoperative radiation therapy, and an active and diverse brachytherapy program (gynecological HDR, prostate HDR, and eye plaque implants). The Medical Physics Division is actively involved in translational research and collaboration opportunities for our residents are plentiful.
About University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a tertiary care, teaching, and research center located in Iowa City, Iowa. With an 811-bed hospital serving a large Midwest region, we admit more than 37,000 inpatients, represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas, and receive just over 1 million clinic visits per year at our main campus as well as our community and outreach clinics. We are consistently named to U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals”. In the 2022 Forbes rankings of “America’s Best Employers,” UI Health Care was named the No. 6 employer in the state of Iowa. Iowa City, a Big Ten University town, offers a lively community with robust cultural, entertainment, and recreational activities.
Graduation from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program is required (Ph.D. or M.S.)
Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
2020 rankings of “Best Employers for Diversity,” Forbes ranked UI Health Care No. 47 overall among large employers nationwide and No. 10 in its Healthcare & Social category.The University of Iowa is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state and has a large number of very active clinical and research programs. The Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging was formed in 2007 as an acknowledgement of a long tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Iowa. The IIBI reflects a strong institutional support for biomedical imaging and image analysis along with translational medical research. The IIBI brings together more than 40 faculty members from the colleges of medicine and engineering within the University Iowa. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is a state-of-the-art 800 bed tertiary care center that annually admits more than 36,000 patients for in-patient hospital care. In fiscal year 2017, we received nearly 60,000 emergency department visits. We are a Level 1 certified Trauma Center, the only one in Eastern Iowa. We represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas and accommodated just over one million clinic... visits at our main campus and community and outreach clinics. UIHC is HIMSS level 7 certified in both inpatient and outpatient care as well as a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient.UIHC is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. The UIHC Stead Family Children’s Hospital opened in 2017 and is Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital. It is listed as one of the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals.
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