The Radiation Oncology Physics Program offers a two-year clinical CAMPEP accredited residency in Radiation Oncology Physics, called the Post-Ph.D. Diploma in Radiation Oncology Physics. The program is designed for physicists, educated to the Ph.D. level in medical physics, who are intending to pursue a career which includes leadership positions in academic radiation treatment centres. The Diploma has two basic components; a practical requirement, and a course requirement.
The Tom Baker Cancer Centre invites applications for a two-year term position as an Associate Medical Physicist (Resident) in the CAMPEP approved Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program. This position starts at the beginning of September each year. This program is offered jointly as a University of Calgary Post- Doctoral Diploma in Radiation Oncology Physics (https://ucalgary.ca/radiation-oncology-physics).
The Department of Medical Physics provides clinical physics services at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) in Calgary. Approximately 3500 patients per year receive radiotherapy on one of the nine Varian linear accelerators (Edges and TrueBeam) at the TBCC. Treatment preparation takes place on one of two CT simulators with plans generated by the Eclipse treatment planning systems. The TBCC supports active clinical programs (brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, total body irradiation, and pediatric radiotherapy) using state-of-the-art technology and techniques (VMAT, IGRT, LDR and HDR brachytherapy). There are currently sixteen Medical Physicists at the TBCC within a total Medical Physics Department staff of around 40.
The Post-Doctoral Diploma (Residency) program has two residents enrolled at any given time, one first year and one second year. In addition, our graduate program has approximately ten students enrolled in a combination of MSc, PhD, and Post-Doctoral Certificate programs. All programs are CAMPEP accredited and are run through the University of Calgary.
The Associate Medical Physicist position (Resident) requires a PhD in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program, or a PhD and a CAMPEP-accredited degree (certificate or MSc). This is a two-year term position during which time the incumbent follows a structured program intended to provide practical training in Radiation Oncology Physics and preparation for the certification examination of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine. A strong commitment to the highest clinical standards, and highly developed interpersonal and team work skills are required for this position.
We are participating in the Medphys Match Program therefore all applicants must be enrolled in the Match Program prior to applying (https://natmatch.com/medphys/). After your registration with NatMatch, please submit your application directly via email to email@example.com. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, university transcripts (unofficial OK), and names of 3 references. Please note that reference letters will be requested for select applicants and will be required by late January. Registration for NatMatch opens in Fall 2022 and deadline to apply is December 9, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your status on your cover letter.
This position is subject to the Alberta Health Services – CancerControl Medical Physicists General Terms and Conditions of Employment.
Registration for National Matching Services Inc. opens October 11, 2022 for September 2023 admission and closes on December 9, 2022.