Physics Residency Program
Welcome to the Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program
The University of Virginia, Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking candidates for our CAMPEP accredited Radiation Oncology Physics Clinical Residency Program. The program provides clinical training in radiation oncology physics to individuals with a Ph.D. in medical physics or a closely related field. The program follows CAMPEP guidelines for training clinical physicists and seeks to prepare the resident for a professional career in medical physics and the ABR certification exam in radiation oncology physics.
The resident will join a staff that includes seven medical physicists who participate in a wide array of clinical, teaching and research activities. The Medical Physics Division supports the University Of Virginia Department Of Radiation Oncology’s clinical mission, conducts teaching for radiation oncology residents and is engaged in several grant-supported research projects. The program provides 2 years of clinical training, with an optional 3rd research year for residents contingent upon affiliation with a funded research project.
Our Department and its satellite facilities are equipped with Varian TrueBeam and Trilogy linear accelerators, two TomoTherapy units, a Sensus superficial unit, and a Siemens Edge CT simulator. The Department is planning on installing a ViewRay MR-linac in 2022. External beam treatment planning is performed with Philips Pinnacle3 and TomoTherapy systems while brachytherapy planning is completed in Varian BrachyVision, Variseed, Vitesse, and Plaque Simulator. Brachytherapy has a dedicated procedure room with a Siemens CT on rails, which allows for Image Guided Brachytherapy (IGBT) and Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) programs. Additional equipment includes a GammaKnife Icon, and a small animal radiation research platform (SARRP).
Additional information about the department can be found at https://med.virginia.edu/radiation-oncology/
Application materials must be through the AAPM’s Resident Application Program web site: https://aapm.org/MPRAP. Applicants must meet CAMPEP requirements for entrance into a clinical residency program. The residency begins on July 1, 2022, but an alternative starting date may be negotiated. The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is December 13, 2021.
Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 100 miles from Washington, DC and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. The University of Virginia Health System includes a top 20 medical school, a top 100 hospital, and an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Jeff Siebers, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Virginia