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MEDICAL PHYSICS RESIDENT
Job Title: MEDICAL PHYSICS RESIDENT
Job Code: 1088
Job Level: 10
Revised Date: 02/01/2020
Job Family: JF 17
The Medical Physics Resident is a clinical training position for those who have obtained proper graduate degrees in medical physics. The minimum length of the training program is 2 years, ranging from 2 4 years dependent on the design for the clinical research components. The clinical training is divided into eight three month long rotations over the two years of residency. One supervisor is assigned to oversee the progress for each rotation and will coordinate with other staff physicists and departmental staff to cover the training topics. The resident will perform clinical duties under one or two supervisors for each rotation.
The resident will work under the supervision of a qualified medical physicist for each rotation The rotation training activities are inclusive of, but not limited to, monthly, daily, and annual QA, machine commissioning, treatment planning, dosimetry, chart checking, SRS, SRT, SBRT, IGRT, TSI/TBI, Brachytherapy (LDR, HDR, prostate seed implant, eye plaque), imaging technology, and radiation safety.
The Medical Physics Resident will be required to attend designated didactic courses in radiation therapy physics and radiobiology, and clinical seminars, and follow a rotation schedule of clinical training, as detailed in the Residency Program description. A part or the entire course requirement can be waived if equivalent courses have been taken prior to entering the residency program as determined by the Residency Program Committee. An optional component is research in medical physics. The resident is to present their own research or a review of published articles at Post Docs Talk series approximately once every six months.
At the completion of each rotation, the Residency Program Committee and the rotation supervisor will evaluate the residents performance, which consists of reviewing the rotation training record and training objectives, reviewing the rotation reports submitted by the resident, and at least one session of oral exam for each rotation. The committee will determine an evaluation grade of pass, conditional pass, repeat, or fail the rotation and can also decide to modify the course of future training based on the evaluation of the past training record, including the option of early termination of the residency.
The resident will meet each month with the Director and the Associate Directors of the Radiation Physics Residency Program who supervise and oversee the residents activities of all rotations. At the end of the residency, the Resident Program Committee will decide on whether to award the Certificate of Completion of the Duke Medical Physicist residency program based on the evaluation of each training topic, recommendations of the training staff, attendance records, didactic course grades, and the judgement of the Committee that the resident trainee has acquired the knowledge and skills required to independently perform the duties of a qualified Medical Physicist.
Required Qualifications at this Level
MS or PhD degree from a CAMPEP-certificated medical physics graduate program or CAMPEP-certificated Medical Physics Certification programs for those with PhDs in other related fields.
Experience in medical physics research and computation modeling are highly desirable. Good communication skill and team player. Professional and ethical standards apply to all candidates.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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