The Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is a CAMPEP-accredited two-year program in therapeutic medical physics. It is designed for individuals with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics from an institution accredited by CAMPEP or a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program. The program's primary objective is to provide clinical training in all aspects of radiation oncology physics in order to prepare trainees for the American Board of Radiology certification and independent practice in clinical medical physics in radiation oncology.
Residency program training involves full-time participation of the physics resident in the clinical routine of the Radiation Oncology Department under the supervision of experienced radiation oncology physicists. Comprehensive training and experience is provided in the areas of:
- Radiation safety and shielding
- Commissioning and quality assurance of linear accelerators
- Clinical dosimetry
- Treatment planning – basic and advanced
- Radiosurgery (SRS, SBRT)
- Imaging systems in radiation oncology
- Treatment aid design and fabrication
- MRI-guided radiation therapy
- Proton therapy
- Special clinical procedures (TBI, TSET)
The Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is administered within the Department of Radiation Oncology at Orlando Health Cancer Institute. These departments are responsible for all technical and professional components of radiation oncology (including the employment of medical physics residents). Orlando Health Cancer Institute at is a unit of Orlando Health, located at the downtown Orlando campus. Our department staff consists of 11 medical physicists, 11 dosimetrists, 12 radiation oncologists, and two physics residents (one PGY-1 and one PGY-2).
The Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is overseen by the Program Director, the Associate Program Director, and the Physics Residency Steering Committee. The committee is led by the Program Director and consists of all staff physicists, the MDCB-certified chief medical dosimetrist, and an ABR-certified radiation oncologist. The committee meets every quarter to assess the current status of the program, discuss and review feedback provided by the staff and current residents, and review any program improvements recently made. Through these meetings and leadership, our goal is to continuously evolve and improve the program.