Upstate Medical Physics has a position available in its three-year Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program. Applicants must have obtained their graduate degree from a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics graduate program, or completed all required didactic coursework. This individual must be enthusiastic about diagnostic medical physics and interested in helping clients not only meet accreditation and regulatory requirements, but also improve the quality of radiology imaging and practices.
Our residents participate in imaging system surveys (acceptance testing and annual evaluations), imaging department design and acquisition of equipment, radiation shielding design, support of facilities for ACR accreditation programs, patient and fetal dose calculations, and institutional radiation safety committee meetings. The Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program provides the experience required to take the American Board of Radiology certification examination, and, more importantly, prepares the individual to independently practice in the complex world of imaging physics.
The residency program is located in Victor, New York, in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Our 5,000 square-foot facility, with state-of-the-art training, IT, and teleconferencing capability, has been recently renovated to include additional office space and meeting rooms. We offer a unique and diverse educational experience through client facilities, which range from small private practice imaging centers to major academic radiology departments.
Our professional practice group has many years’ experience. We are best characterized as a collegial group of medical physicists, working together for the benefit of our clients and for the development of our own careers. The group meets in person and via teleconferencing on a regular basis for education and staff meetings, which include discussion of issues impacting image quality, patient and staff doses, and regulatory requirements. The group includes young diagnostic medical physicists early in their careers, senior members with over 30 years’ experience, and medical physics assistants. Employees have various educational backgrounds, including R.T., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees; four of our residency faculty members have successfully achieved ABR certification in recent years. The program currently consists of three residents, one each in the first, second and third years of residency.
In addition, a former resident, now staff employee was recently involved in the following Point/Counterpoint topic published in the Medical Physics Journal "Medical Physics residency programs in nonacademic facilities should affiliate themselves with a university-based program". The article can be found here.
We will begin accepting applications for the Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program on November 2, 2012 . The deadline for all application materials submission is December 31, 2012. To apply for the position, please complete the Application Form and submit all required documents listed on page 3 of the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.