Radiation Oncology's medical physics residency program educates and trains individuals to practice as qualified medical physicists in a multidisciplinary setting. It provides comprehensive training and experience in radiation oncology physics to candidates with an MS or PhD degree in physics, medical physics, or a closely related field.
The two-year residency program, a part of the Mary Bird Perkins Medical Physics Residents Consortium, requires applicants to have a strong foundation in basic physics. The program is designed in accordance with and meets all requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). The training program provides hands-on clinical education under the supervision of the program director and the program faculty, and involves the physics resident in the daily/weekly clinical routine. Extensive training is provided in radiation oncology and the areas of patient set-up and positioning, treatment planning, planning contours, clinical dosimetry, brachytherapy, linac calibration and quality assurance, radiation safety, and experience in the special procedures of stereotactic radiosurgery (gamma knife), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), VMAT, SBRT and high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR). Radiation Oncology's medical physics residency program aims to prepare the graduate for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification examination, and to ensure each resident is clinically competent for a professional career in radiation therapy.
Applications are accepted though the AAPM Common Applications Program.