The Medical Physics Residency Curriculum
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The Medical Physics Residency Curriculum

The Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics Residency is administered by a program director, who works the Medical Physics Residency Committee. The program director advises residents, coordinates clinical rotations and didactic training and evaluates and promotes the program. The committee meets regularly to review the progress of the residents.
The curriculum follows the “AAPM Report #36: Essentials and Guidelines for Hospital Based Medical Physics Residency Training Programs.Link”
The curriculum provides:

  • Classes and clinical conferences
  • A six-month research rotation at the Institute for Onco-Physics under the direction of Professor Wolfgang Tomé (mandatory). 
  • Participation in clinical research and developmental projects.

In addition to the comprehensive set of hands-on experiences, residents will have access to our two centers equipped collectively with:

  • 5 Varian linear accelerators (Truebeam, Trilogy, 21EX, 6EX models).
  • A very active SBRT and SRS program.
  • IGRT and motion management capabilities include cone-beam CT, OBI, Varian RPM Respiratory gating, and Calypso beacon RF guidance. 
  • Brachytherapy program including High dose-rate (HDR) and Prostate Seed implant procedures.
  • Special procedures such as Total Body Irradiation (TBI) and Total Skin Electron beam therapy (TSET)