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Training Requirements

The Physics Residency Program is structured as a three-year training program beginning on July 1 of each year.

For successful program completion, the resident must accomplish the following:

  • Successfully complete all aspects of clinical rotations and competencies
  • Successfully complete required reports, attending didactic courses, and passing exams

For successful advancement through the residency program, the resident must:

  • Pass each clinical rotation and quarterly performance evaluations
  • Keep a log of departmental conference attendance and procedure participation, co-signed by the Residency Director
  • Pass ABR-style mock oral examinations by the Physics Faculty at the end of each year

Other details related to the Residency Program include:

  • Orientation
  • Radiation Physics didactic course taken together with oncology residents (1st year only)
  • Radiation biology course taken together with oncology residents (1st year only)
  • Ethical considerations seminar (aligned with AAPM TG159 report)
  • Radiation safety lectures

Residents are required to participate in the following conferences and special lectures:

  • Weekly Chart Rounds
  • Presentations at Brown-Bag educational conferences
  • Monthly departmental conferences (Mortality and Morbidity, Brachytherapy, Medical Physics Journal Club)

Residents are also required to make two formal presentations per year directed towards Physicists and Dosimetrists/Therapists.

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