In addition to participating in the lectures/exams presented to the
Radiation Oncology residents (Physics and Radiation Biology), an
assessment and determination of other possible complementing courses or
lecture series will be provided including: Radiographic Anatomy,
Radiotherapy Physics (Basics, Dose Calculations, Shielding, IMRT,
Particle Beams), and Diagnostic Techniques in Radiation Oncology.
Throughout the course of the residency the physicist will
compile a comprehensive treatment notebook and associated reports on
special topics, such as radiation shielding, treatment planning systems
and dose calculation algorithms.
Commercial Courses on RT Technology
Manufacturer provided courses will be provided to the
residents both on and off site, including Brachytherapy (Varian
BrachyVision is located in Charlottesville), Tomotherapy, ACQSim
simulation, and Varian-Trilogy.
Rotations in Radiology
It would be very helpful to arrange for the residents to have
mini-rotations in Radiology to include open source handling in Nuclear
Medicine, IR with theraspheres, and MRI and PET studies for assessing
target volumes in treatment planning.
The resident will provide bi-weekly summaries of their activities and
plans for the coming week to their assigned mentor. Formal
evaluations will be provided at 6 month intervals with an ABR type oral
exam at the end of each year.
Resident Activity Logs
Provided by resident bi-weekly
Didactic Lectures and Conferences
A lecture series of radiation therapy physics and radiation biology is
available every year to physicist and physician residents.
Additional lectures and conferences are scheduled as needed and or
Clinical Physics Resident Competency Expectations
Evaluated by ABR/ABMP faculty
Resident will participate in monthly journal club
New Patient and Simulation Conferences
Resident will participate in 2/week new patient and simulation