The Medical Physics Residency Curriculum
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The Medical Physics Residency Curriculum

The Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics program follows the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). The Department was originally certified by CAMPEP in 2010 and recertified in 2015. Certification is valid through 2020.

The Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics Residency is administered by a program director, who works with 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 90: Essentials and Guidelines for Hospital-Based Medical Physics Residency Training Programs.”The curriculum provides:

  • Didactics with medical residents
  • Physics discourses with physicists
  • Peer review of all clinical cases
  • Participation in clinical research and developmental projects
  • Linac QA
  • Treatment planning

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

  • Four Varian linear accelerators (Truebeam, Trilogy, two 21EX) and one Accuray Radixact
  • A very active stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) program
  • A very active stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) program utilizing ExacTrac
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and motion management capabilities utilizing Varian’s Respiratory Gating with DIBH, Calypso beacon radiofrequency (RF) guidance, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), On-Board Imager (OBI) and Gated RapidArc
  • Brachytherapy including high-doserate (HDR) with Flexitron and prostate seed implant procedures
  • Total body irradiation (TBI) and total skin electron beam therapy (TSET)