The University of Chicago Medical Physics Residency program in Therapy Physics is seeking applicants for a clinical physics resident position starting July 1, 2020. The program is accredited by CAMPEP and provides 2 years of clinical training in all areas of radiation oncology physics. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics, medical physics, engineering or a closely related field. The candidates who meet the undergraduate and graduate didactic prerequisites required by CAMPEP and the ABR from both CAMPEP-approved and non-CAMPEP graduate programs are eligible for the residency program. The preference will be given to graduates of a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate program or candidates who completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program in Medical Physics. Our program participates in the National Medical Physics Match Program (https://natmatch.com/medphys/). Interested applicants must apply through the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) at http://www.aapm.org/mprap/ Deadline for application is December 2nd, 2019. We expect to hold on-site interviews in late January and early February 2019.Additional information on our program can be found at: https://radonc.uchicago.edu/education/medical-physics
The department operates six clinics in Chicago and suburbs with a variety of equipment and capabilities. Specialized procedures include: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT); IGRT, Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT), high and low dose rate GYN brachytherapy; prostate seed implants; total-body and total-skin irradiation on a mix of state-of-the-art machines including Varian TrueBeam accelerators, Exactrac Robotic system, a Varian HDR unit. Treatment planning capabilities include Philips Pinnacle, Eclipse and BrainLab iPlan and Elements radiosurgery/radiotherapy planning systems.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Chicago is comprised of 3 divisions: Clinical Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics, and Cancer Biology. The Radiation Oncology staff includes: 7 PhD. Physics faculty, 8 clinical physics staff, 8 dosimetrists, 2 physics residents, 10 MD radiation oncology faculty, 10 medical residents, and 6 PhD cancer biology faculty. Clinical operations at distributed sites treat approximately 180-200 patients per day. Patients are routinely enrolled on national and institutional protocols.
The residents actively participate in the routine clinical service under the supervision of board certified medical physicists with major clinical services structured in 8 quarterly clinical rotations During each rotation, the residents are assigned a chief mentor and several additional mentors to provide proper clinical guidance and supervision. Residents are evaluated at the end of rotation for competency of clinical procedures gained during each rotation by oral exam panels in the style of ABR boards to help them gain experience and confidence in taking oral exams. In addition, residents do a proton therapy rotation and a Gamma-Knife externship at outside clinics during their second year. Residents are also encouraged and provided ample opportunities for participating in research and development projects during their residency.
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About University of Chicago Medicine
The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago is an internationally recognized leader in cancer treatment, offering innovative, state-of-the-art radiotherapy services in a setting of multidisciplinary cancer care at several key locations throughout the metropolitan Chicago area. Our Department is also one of the leading academic radiation oncology programs in the country