Medical Physics Residency Program
Program Goal & Objectives
The University of Kentucky enjoys a long and rich history of providing clinically-oriented
Program Structure & Governance
The Medical Physics Residency is housed in the Department of Radiation Medicine at the
It is the goal of a residency program to instill in their students the ability to operate in a confident and independent manner. As the capabilities of a resident increase with their time in the program, more responsibility will be given to them at the discretion of the academic staff of the program and with the approval of the Program Director. Residents are trained in all aspects of Radiation Therapy Physics as specified by AAPM Report 90.
Residents must complete a series of 8 rotations, each lasting 1-4 months, followed by a period of full time clinical service. These are:
The residents also participate in all aspects of clinical medical physics services, including weekly chart check, plan check and machine quality assurance.
Residents participate in relevant departmental conferences and seminars including;
The intent the residency program is to provide residency education for graduates of our Masters Program in Medical Physics.
We are fortunate to have one of the most active brachytherapy programs in the region. We treat approximately 300 patients per year using our Varisource HDR unit, as well as numerous LDR procedures, including prostate brachytherapy, eye plaques for ocular melanoma, gold seed implants and Cs137 endocavitary applications. Radiopharmaceutical applications are also performed (i.e. Sm) As such, our residents are exposed to a uniquely diverse range of brachytherapy procedures.
Treatment planning is performed using our CMS Xio planning system. We have 6 full-function workstations located in our large, newly renovated dosimetry space, as well as 3 remote simulation/review workstations. Web-based connectivity is available clinic-wide via CMS Focal-Pro® remote viewing software.
All resident have access to the UK library system. This system houses multiple physical libraries including one in the College of Medicine, located in an adjacent building. On-line access to journals and search engines (e.g. Medline) is provided.
Our two residents share an office. They each have a desk top computer issued by the department of radiation medicine. They have access to a suite of software including Microsoft Office products, Mosaiq, Matlab, Adobe acrobat and other items. Our department conference room is equipped with two computers and two "smart board" screens that facilitate didactic teaching efforts.
For inquiries or questions, please contact:
Maria Renee Horn
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