Division of Medical Physics

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Welcome to the Medical Physics Residency program

Dr. Pearson, Program Director

The two-year Therapeutic Medical Physics residency program at the University of Toledo aims to provide the best clinical training to future medical physicists. We are proud of our track record of a 100% job placement of our graduating residents immediately upon completion of training. Due to a special emphasis on the board exam preparation our residents also have a 100% success rate at passing the ABR part 2 on the first attempt.

We believe that the department of radiation oncology at the University of Toledo is uniquely qualified to successfully train medical physics residents. Running a successful medical physics graduate program that has always focused on the clinical skills allowed us accumulate decades of experience before receiving the CAMPEP accreditation for our residency. Additionally, we have the faculty, the facilities and technology, and the access to highly heterogeneous patient population necessary for diverse medical physics experience.  Our agreement with the Hickman Cancer Center at Flower Hospital provides additional training opportunities and an exposure to a non-academic clinical environment.

The program objectives include the development of the technical knowledge and skills, an      appreciation of the clinical purpose of the various technologies and the ability to use analytical and research methods to solve problems in radiation oncology. We aim to train residents how to deploy new strategies into the clinic and how to critically evaluate research and scholarship in medical physics. Residents will learn leadership skills through the supervision and teaching of junior residents and students, and acquire effective communication skills through direct interactions with other members of the clinical team. Residents are educated in professionalism and ethics; skills that are essential to build trust between physicists and physicians, and physicists and the rest of the patient care team.

Major objectives of the program include:

  1. Preparing the graduate for certification in the specialty of Radiation Oncology Physics by an appropriate certification board.
  2. Providing broad based, in-depth training that will permit the graduate to immediately contribute to the quality of medical care received by the radiation oncology patient.

Training will take place under the close supervision of experienced radiation oncology physicists. The program emphasizes all areas of training and experience that will be needed by a radiation oncology medical physicist in a “state-of-the-art” treatment facility, as well as expose them to management of a single accelerator community-based free-standing facility.

Last Updated: 11/1/18