The Baylor Scott & White Health Radiation Physics Residency program was founded to produce well-rounded medical physicists specially trained to provide technical support for comprehensive management of cancer. Through our rotation-based regimen of socratic learning experiences, Baylor Scott & White residents incorporate lifelong learning into their practice of medical physics, delivering the highest quality care to the support that radiation oncologists and the staff of a radiation oncology department needs to provide the highest standards of cancer management.
Description of Current Opening
The Baylor Scott & White Health Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is CAMPEP accredited since 2008 and is intended to provide two years of allied healthcare training in clinical radiation oncology physics. The program is structured to provide a broad based, in-depth training that will prepare the graduate to contribute immediately and independently to the quality of medical care received by the radiation oncology patients. The resident will be assigned full-time to clinical training and educational activities. The resident will have to attend didactic lectures on radiation physics, dosimetry and imaging and will be examined at the end of every section. During the two year program, the resident is also expected to give presentations/seminars on selected topics of interest. The resident will go through clinical rotations in conventional and IMRT treatment planning, brachytherapy, radiation safety, SRS/SBRT, special physics activities, calibration and quality assurance. Hands-on clinical training will be given to the residents during each rotation under proper guidance of senior staff/physicists and the resident will be evaluated at the end of every rotation for critical thinking and sufficient knowledge gained from the rotation.
As an organization that has found its roots over 100 years ago, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center still provides healthcare services to population in over 20,000 square miles area in the region of Central Texas. The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing and dynamic division of eight full-time physicists, four dosimetrists, two senior physics residents. The Department of radiation oncology has six radiation oncologists with significant experience in a wide variety of specializations. We collectively treat 160 - 180 patients a day at all 8 locations including special procedures such as brachytherapy and stereotactic radiation therapy. The department also has ACGME Physician residency program in Radiation Oncology with 5 physician residents. The Physics Division provides physics support for Baylor Scott and White Radiation Oncology Department operations in seven facilities spread out in the regions of Central Texas and North Texas. The oncoming resident will primarily functions in the main facility in Temple, Texas. Occasional training in other regional facilities is anticipated. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage qualified women and minority applicants. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. At this time, we do not sponsor visas.
The graduate of the program will be given a Certificate of Completion from the Baylor Scott & White Health and The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine certifying that the graduate has satisfactorily completed a 24 month residency in a CAMPEP accredited Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Training Program and an appropriate registry of the same will also be maintained.
The applicant must have earned a Master’s or Ph.D. in medical physics, physics, engineering, mathematics or other science with physics training equivalent to a minor in physics (upper level courses in electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, statistical mechanics and mechanics). Candidates must have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program at the start of the residency. Residents receive a competitive salary and benefits package. A complete application must be submitted via the AAPM CAP (Common Application Program) at http://www.aapm.org/CAP/
Additional Salary Information: Residents receive a competitive salary and benefits package.
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About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians, more than 40,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan.
Training at Baylor Scott & White encompasses experience in a diverse patient populations and health care settings – from Level I Trauma Centers to outpatient primary care clinics – in urban metropolitans as well as suburban and community settings.
Our program is designed to produce well-rounded medical physicists specially trained to provide clinical physics support for comprehensive management of cancer.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Radiation Physics Residency is a two-year CAMPEP-accredited program for candidates with a master’s or doctoral degree who are interested in providing cancer management alongside radiation oncologists.