The mission of the Medical Physics Residency Program at East Carolina University (ECU) Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) is to prepare individuals to practice independently as certified medical physicists in radiation oncology. Those who successfully complete the residency will gain the experience and knowledge necessary to oversee routine clinical procedures and to establish novel techniques.
The primary objectives of the Medical Physics Residency Program include:
The Medical Physics Residency Program emphasizes all areas of training that will be needed by a therapeutic medical physicist in an ACR accredited, state-of-the-art treatment facility. Specific clinical training areas include: 1) 3DCRT/IMRT/VMAT, robotic and linac-based SBRT, Gamma Knife SRS, HDR brachytherapy, and unsealed radiopharmaceutical therapies. Additionally, the program will also expose residents to management of a single accelerator, community-based, free-standing facility. Over the past ten years, nine residents have been trained and obtained jobs in therapeutic clinics, most of whom have been certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
Medical Physics Resident/Clinical Instructor/Clinical Fellow
The Residency Program consists of two years of rotations, giving the Resident experience with a complete range of therapeutic medical physics clinical procedures. The Resident will join a clinical team to include Medical Physicists certified by the American Board of Radiology; Dosimetrists; and Radiation Oncologists. Faculty physicists also support the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physicists Education Program (CAMPEP) accredited degree program in Medical Physics, offered through the Department of Physics at East Carolina University.
The successful candidate will join a clinical program in a University setting with a full range of radiation therapy offerings, to include Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), High Dose-rate Radiotherapy (HDR), and radio-pharmaceuticals. The Medical Physics team provides clinical support for a Gamma Knife Perfexion Stereotactic Radiosurgery facility, an M6 CyberKnife, two TrueBeam linac machines, and a third Varian Edge linac machine to be operational early in the Resident term. In March 2018, a new six-story Cancer Tower is scheduled to open at Vidant Medical Center, which will house this equipment.
Master's Degree from an appropriately accredited institution in Medical Physics or a closely related field.
Board Certification or eligibility for certification by American Board of Radiology.
PhD preferred in Medical Physics or a closely related field.
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
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