One of our graduates (Varun Sehgal – MS 2001/PhD 2004) has notified us of an available residency position (for a two-year therapy residency) at the University of California, Irvine. More information about the position is posted below. It’s great to be a Florida Gator!
A two-year residency training position is available in the Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, starting July 01, 2022. The residency is suitable for an individual with a recent (within the last two years) PhD in Medical Physics/Physics and a demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, clinical radiotherapy physics. The incumbent will receive an academic appointment as an Assistant Specialist, with a competitive remuneration and benefits package. The Department will give preference to graduates of a CAMPEP accredited medical physics program. Other applicants must provide evidence of compliance with American Board of Radiology (ABR) requirements (a minimum of a minor in physics at the undergraduate level, or equivalent) and AAPM report 197S.
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP), and we follow the AAPM report 249 for medical physics residencies. As such, we include all aspects of clinical radiotherapy physics. In addition, the Department expects the resident to attend didactic lectures in radiation therapy physics, radiation biology, clinical radiation oncology, departmental and multi-disciplinary clinical conferences. Satisfactory progress in the program is contingent upon successful completion of periodic evaluations and presentation of several seminars throughout the training period.
There is an opportunity to participate in ongoing departmental research projects. A major area of emphasis is FLASH radiotherapy and the development of novel technologies for clinical translation. Upon completion of the program, the Department expects the candidate to be ready to take the board certification examinations offered by the ABR in Therapeutic Medical Physics upon successful program completion. Information about the program is available at: http://www.radonc.uci.edu/physics-residency.asp
The Department offers a comprehensive suite of clinical radiotherapy services in academic settings, including IGRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT, SGRT, IORT, HDR, Y-90 radio-embolization, etc. Imaging options include 4DCT, MRI, and PET-CT for treatment planning are readily accessible and routinely used. Treatment planning options include 3D and 4D (with virtual simulation and image fusion capabilities), inverse, and brachytherapy planning systems. In addition, a complete set of physics equipment is available.
The Department invites interested candidates to submit an application packet consisting of (1) letter of application, (2) statement of interest, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) transcripts, and (5) names and addresses of three professional referees to the contact stated below. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. The deadline for applications is December 17, 2021. We thank all applicants. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. The Department will not participate in the Medical Physics Residency Match (MP-RAP).
To apply: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the required documents.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. Therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.