Residency in Medical Physics

Residency in Medical Physics

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Louisville School Of Medicine offers a two-year position as a resident in radiation oncology physics. This program is one of the first programs in the nation accredited by CAMPEP. Responsibilities include clinical duties, teaching, and professional advancement. Residents are assigned responsibilities under supervision related to patient care, physics consultations, patient treatment planning, dosimetry, and quality assurance.

The successful candidate will join a team of five medical physicists, four dosimetrists, two engineers and a senior medical physics resident. Research opportunities include ongoing programs in IMRT/IGRT, respiratory gating, radiopharmaceutical administration, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation oncology informatics.

Treatment Equipment:

 

  • TomoTherapy unit
  • 2 Varian Truebeams
  • Varian 2300 IX
  • Varian 21001X
  • Philips Brilliance 16 slice CT-simulator
  • 6 Varian Eclipse workstations
  • Dedicated VariSource HDR suite.
  • Accuray Cyberknife
  • Xoft

All equipment is supported on a Radiotherapy Network that uses Aria for information management. The department is involved with TBI, TSE, I-125 eye plaques and radiopharmaceutical administration.


Admissions:

Qualifications:  Applicants are required to have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program with an MS or PhD or completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program.

Positions:  There is one position available each year.

Applications:  Applications are accepted through the AAPM Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) typically between mid-October through early December.  The top candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. The residency program does take part in the MedPhys Match program.  

Financial Support:  Each resident receives a yearly salary of $49,470.  They receive benefits as outlined on the University of Louisville human resources website.  This information may change.  Each candidate that is invited for an interview will be updated with more specifics on salary and benefits.  


Resident Program Statistics:

Year# Of Applicants# Accepted# Graduated#Now Certified# Currently In Clinical Employments# Currently In Academic Appts# In Industry
20022111100
200312111100
2004311ABR Passed Part 1001
200520111100
200614222200
200760111100
200872111100
200980111010
2010122222110
201190111100
201280111100

2013

80

1

1

1

0

1

0

201412511ABR Passed Part 210

0

201514111

ABR Passed Part 2

10

0

20168710

ABR Passed Part 1

1 in Training0

0

20178810

ABR Passed Part 1

1 in Training0

0