Physics Residency Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
started in 2012 and is the first in the Rocky Mountain region. The residency is a two-year program that emphasizes
professional and clinical quality in radiation oncology physics.
Residents are expected to become an integral part of the Department of
Radiation Oncology performing clinical duties while interacting closely with
the entire faculty and staff. The successful resident will become
competent in all areas of clinical radiation oncology physics and will be
qualified to take the certification examination of the American Board of
Radiology in Medical Physics once prerequisites are fulfilled. The benefits of the residency include
professional career training, a competitive salary and benefits package, book
allowance, and travel to one professional Medical Physics meeting.
The Department of Radiation Oncology
is equipped with a 4D Philips Brilliance CT simulator, GE Discovery CT
simulator, two Varian Truebeams, Varian Truebeam STx, TomoTherapy Hi-Art II,
Elekta Synergy, and Varisource HDR. The
resident will receive training in the areas of patient setup and simulation,
clinical dosimetry, treatment planning, linac calibration and quality
assurance, high and low dose rate brachytherapy, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, stereotactic
radiosurgery, special procedures, and radiation safety. Several treatment planning systems and
software are available for resident training, including Eclipse, iPlan,
MIM-Vista, Monaco, XiO, Variseed, and Brachyvision.
applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Medical Physics
profession through literature such as, AAPM’s, “The Medical Physicist,”
AAPM’s, “The Roles, Responsibilities, and Status of the Clinical Medical
Physicist,” and AAPM Report No.90, “Education and Training of Medical Physics
Committee Subcommittee on Residency Training and Promotion,” which are
available through the AAPM at aapm.org.
position is available starting July 1, 2013, and we are accepting applications
until December 31, 2012. We will conduct
phone interviews with selected candidates in January, after which selected
candidates will be invited for on-site interviews.
for acceptance to our program consist of a minimum of three upper level
undergraduate physics courses and a graduate degree or certificate in medical
with a graduate degree in physics or engineering and completed medical physics
courses are also considered.
Our program participates in the AAPM Residency Common
Application System (CAP) and applicants are encouraged to apply through the CAP
materials must be received by December 31, 2012. Email may be sent to Moyed Miften, Ph.D.,
Professor and Chief Physicist, in care of Sandy Korn, Administrative Assistant,
at Sandra.Korn@ucdenver.edu. Mail may be sent to: Moyed Miften, Ph.D. (c/o Sandy Korn), 1665
Aurora Court, Suite 1032, MS F706, Aurora, CO 80045.