Radiation Oncology
Stanford Cancer Institute

TStanford’s radiation oncology physics residency is a two-year program approved by the Stanford Office of Graduate Medical Education (http://gme.stanford.edu/) and CAMPEP-accredited since 2007. It is structured as an intensive two-year course of progressive, supervised study and training in all the broad areas of clinical radiation oncology physics. It is intended to enable a resident to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for independent practice of radiation oncology physics, and to be in a position to achieve board certification after completing the program. An optional elective 3rd year of research is also possible with the intent to provide a clinically trained resident with adequate time to advance a translational research project during his or her residency, affording an opportunity for accomplishment that could support advancing towards a career goal of clinician-scientist.

Stanford’ radiation oncology program comprises two modern radiation therapy facilities with state-of-the art equipment including 3 Varian TrueBeam systems (2 with high-definition MLCand flattening-filter free (FFF) beam modes with dose rates up to 24 Gy/min.) and 5 dual-energy Varian linear accelerators with Millennium MLCs and portal imaging. Besides TrueBeam systems, 4 Varian machines are equipped with kV-OBI CBCT systems for image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). There are 2 Accuray CyberKnife 6MV X-band linear accelerators for image-guided robotic-arm radiosurgery and radiotherapy with patient motion tracking (Synchrony) and X-Sight advanced dynamic image guidance software. Intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) is performed with an electron-beam only Mobetron as well as with a 250 kVp X-ray unit. Other equipment include 3 4D PET/CT simulators, 1 CT simulator with body CT perfusion capabilities, and an MR scanner. Additional equipment includes several respiratory management systems, a Calypso electromagnetic tracking device, an Align RT surface imaging technology and an Elekta Clarity ultrasound image-guidance and prostate tracking device as well as a number of Varian Eclipse workstations for 3D, IMRT and RapidArc™ treatment planning. All imaging is digital and interconnected via the Varian Aria information system. Routine procedures include: 4D CT simulation and planning, HDR brachytherapy, Cyberknife intra- and extra-cranial stereotactic radiotherapy, True Beam SBRT/SABR, IORT, TBI, and total skin electron beam therapy. Stanford has active master research collaborations with various industry partners and an active physics outreach program serving community radiation oncology centers in the region. For additional details including information of the residency application process please visit http://med.stanford.edu/radphysics/academic/residencyprogram.html

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Medical Physics Residency Application for 2014 For further information and instructions to apply, click here or contact Becky Greenberg


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