Training Requirements

The Physics Residency Program is two years beginning on September 1 of each year.

In order to complete the program, the physics resident must successfully accomplish the following:

Successfully complete the clinical rotations determined by the program

Successfully complete the special training sessions and didactic courses including exams

Residents must:

  • Pass quarterly clinical rotation evaluations
  • Keep a documented log of conference attendance and procedure participation
  • Pass Oral Examination to be held at the end of each year conducted by the Physics Faculty

Details include:

  • Orientation
  • Radiation Safety Session and Take Home Exam
  • Radiation Physics Didactic Course taken with Physician Residents (1st year)
  • Radiation Biology Course taken with Physician Residents (1st year)
  • Clinical Oncology Lecture (1st year summer)
  • Medical/Legal/Ethical Considerations Seminar

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

  • Weekly Chart Rounds
  • Grand Rounds related to Radiation Oncology
  • Resident Journal Club
  • Site Specific Tumor Board (Brain, Head and Neck, Breast, GU)

Residents are also required to make three formal presentations per year directed towards:

  • physicists
  • physician residents
  • dosimetrists/therapists