Medical Physics Residency - Diagnostic

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Program Objectives and Goals

 

The Medical Physics Residency Training Program in Diagnostic Medical Physics at ARC is a 2-year program designed to provide the clinical experience necessary to develop clinical medical physics expertise to ensure competence with safety stressed in all aspects.  Residents will be prepared for their ABR certification examination.

The program is structured as an apprenticeship with a high degree of interaction occurring between the Resident and the Associate Program Directors.  The program promotes active engagement between all residents as part of professional development.  The Associate Program Directors are Qualified Medical Physicists who practice clinical medical physics full time in service to community hospitals and outpatient imaging centers.

 

Program Objectives and Goals

The Medical Physics Residency Training Program in Diagnostic Medical Physics at ARC is a 2-year program designed to provide the clinical experience necessary to develop clinical medical physics expertise to ensure competence with safety stressed in all aspects.  Residents will be prepared for their ABR certification examination.

The program is structured as an apprenticeship with a high degree of interaction occurring between the Resident and the Associate Program Directors.  The program promotes active engagement between all residents as part of professional development.  The Associate Program Directors are Qualified Medical Physicists who practice clinical medical physics full time in service to community hospitals and outpatient imaging centers.

The goals and objectives are listed below:

1.1 Residents will learn the technical knowledge and skills in diagnostic medical physics services;

1.2 Residents will become aware of the importance of clinical research;

1.3. Residents will develop an understanding of the protocols and practices essential to the implementation of technologies of imaging;

1.4. Residents will have the ability to implement and use analytical and research methods to solve problems arising in the clinical environment;

1.5. Residents will learn the professional practice and ethical guidelines of the field of medical physics;

1.6. Residents will develop the communication and interpersonal skills that are necessary to function in a collaborative environment;

1.7 Residents will learn the complexities that exist in the emergence of new processes and technologies;

1.8 Residents will understand the necessity of patient confidentiality and other related HIPAA requirements;

1.9 Residents will understand the clinical purpose of the various modalities used for imaging and therapy;

1.10. Residents will become familiar with the role of the medical physicist in the radiology team;

1.11 Residents will understand the various safety hazards in radiology departments and identify measures to create and practice in a safe environment

1.12 Residents will be aware of misuse or unsafe practices of the various modalities and technologies;

1.13 Residents will recognize the importance of continuing education and training to maintain proper skill sets

At the conclusion of the program, the resident will be able to provide immediate contributions to the quality of care received by radiation oncology patients and be prepared to sit for the certification examination of the ABR in Diagnostic Medical Physics.