One position is available starting July 1, 2020 for the CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver (Anschutz Medical Campus).
This program is two years in duration and takes one new resident a year. The program provides structured didactic and hands-on training in all the broad areas of clinical radiation oncology physics. The goal of the program is to prepare the graduate for the board certification examination and a professional career in radiation therapy.
Comprehensive training and experience is provided in the areas of patient setup and simulation, clinical dosimetry, treatment planning, linac calibration and quality assurance, tomotherapy, high and low dose rate brachytherapy, IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, linac-based SRS, Gamma knife SRS, imaging in radiotherapy, special procedures, and radiation safety.
State of the art equipment includes: Varian Truebeam STx, two Varian Truebeams, TomoTherapy Hi-Art, Elekta Synergy, Gamma Knife Perfexion, 1 big bore Philips CT simulator with 4DCT capability, 1 big bore Siemens CT simulator with 4DCT using RPM, perfusion imaging, and dual energy capabilities, and VariSource iX HDR system. All linacs are equipped with IGRT capabilities, including kV CBCT, helical MVCT, Exac Trac, and MV and kV planar imaging. The department uses both Varian ARIA and Elekta Mosaiq record and verify systems. Software commonly in use includes Eclipse, iPlan, TomoTherapy, VariSeed, Brachyvision, and MIM-Vista. Routine procedures include 3DCRT, IMRT, Rapid Arc, VMAT, FFF mode, respiratory gating, deep inspiration breath hold, dynamic conformal arc, SRS, SRT, SBRT, 3D and IMRT helical tomotherapy, TBI, TSE, and LDR and HDR brachytherapy.
Applicants must have either graduated, or expect to graduate, from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program OR posses a Ph.D. in physics or related discipline and have a completed, or expect to complete, a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program. Individuals with other qualification who have completed coursework that satisfies the CAMPEP standards for graduate education may be considered in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the program director.
Please note: residents must be able to start on the official start date, and all minimum perquisites must be complete prior to the start date.
Applicants must use the MP-RAP and participate in the MedPhys Match Program, specifying the University of Colorado code 11111 (www.natmatch.com/medphys).
The deadline to apply is December 8, 2019. We will conduct phone interviews with selected candidates in mid- December, after which selected candidates will be invited for on-site interviews in late-January/early-February. Any questions about our program may be emailed to Connor McCloskey, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The residency program is within the Department of Radiation Oncology, which is located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The campus is located in the Denver Metro area, just 6 miles east of downtown Denver. The Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. We have been designated the #1 hospital in Colorado in 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital houses the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in Colorado designated by the National Cancer Institute and one of just 49 in the country. The Department of Radiation Oncology is a critical component of the Cancer Center.
The successful resident will join a department with 11 medical physicists, 13 radiation oncologists, 8 radiation oncology residents, 11 nurses, 9 medical dosimetrists, 1 IT specialist, 3 medical physics post-doctoral fellows, and over 20 therapists.
Please go to our program website for more information:
The Department of Radiation Oncology, part of the NCI-designated University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, a world-class, academic health center with state-of-the-art health care facilities.