The University of Rochester Medical Physics Residency Program is a two year program providing comprehensive training and experience in radiation oncology physics. It is designed for those with an M.S. or Ph.D. (DSc) or CAMPEP-accredited certificate program in medical physics, physics, or a related field. The program’s objective is to provide residents with the clinical, research, and professional training in all aspects of therapeutic medical physics. At the conclusion of the program, residents will be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of radiation oncology physics and will be prepared to sit for the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology Physics certification examination. Upon graduation, residents will be equipped with all the tools they need to become future leaders in the field and prepare them for careers in a clinical, academic, or industry setting
The training program provides hands-on clinical education under the supervision of the program director and the program faculty, and involves the physics resident in the daily/weekly clinical routine. Extensive training is provided in radiation oncology and the areas of patient set-up and positioning, treatment planning, planning contours, clinical dosimetry, brachytherapy, linac calibration and quality assurance, radiation safety, and experience in the special procedures of stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), VMAT, SBRT and high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR). This training will be conducted primarily at the Strong Memorial Hospital with some training at associated clinics.
The Medical Physics Residency Program is fully integrated into the day-to-day operations of the Department of Radiation Oncology. There is constant interaction between the medical physics residents and the staff oncologists, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses.
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