Duke University

United States

June 5, 2022


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Requisition Number:: 179586

Date: May 3, 2022


Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Occupational Summary

The Medical Physics Resident is a clinical training position for those who have obtained proper graduate degrees in medical physics. The minimum length of the training program is 2 years, ranging from 2-4 years dependent on the design for the clinical research components. The clinical training is divided into eight three-month-long rotations over the two years of residency. One supervisor is assigned to oversee the progress for each rotation and will coordinate with other staff physicists and departmental staff to cover the training topics. The resident will perform clinical duties under one or two supervisors for each rotation.

Work Performed

The resident will work under the supervision of a qualified medical physicist for each rotation The rotation training activities are inclusive of, but not limited to, monthly, daily, and annual QA, machine commissioning, treatment planning, dosimetry, chart checking, SRS, SRT, SBRT, IGRT, TSI/TBI, Brachytherapy (LDR, HDR, prostate seed implant, eye plaque), imaging technology, and radiation safety.

The Medical Physics Resident will be required to attend designated didactic courses in radiation therapy physics and radiobiology, and clinical seminars, and follow a rotation schedule of clinical training, as detailed in the Residency Program description. A part or the entire course requirement can be waived if equivalent courses have been taken prior to entering the residency program as determined by the Residency Program Committee. An optional component is research in medical physics. The resident is to present their own research or a review of published articles at Post-Doc's Talk series approximately once every six months.

At the completion of each rotation, the Residency Program Committee and the rotation supervisor will evaluate the resident's performance, which consists of reviewing the rotation training record and training objectives, reviewing the rotation reports submitted by the resident, and at least one session of oral exam for each rotation. The committee will determine an evaluation grade of pass, conditional pass, repeat, or fail the rotation and can also decide to modify the course of future training based on the evaluation of the past training record, including the option of early termination of the residency.

The resident will meet each month with the Director and the Associate Directors of the Radiation Physics Residency Program who supervise and oversee the resident's activities of all rotations. At the end of the residency, the Resident Program Committee will decide on whether to award the Certificate of Completion of the Duke Medical Physicist residency program based on the evaluation of each training topic, recommendations of the training staff, attendance records, didactic course grades, and the judgement of the Committee that the resident trainee has acquired the knowledge and skills required to independently perform the duties of a qualified Medical Physicist.


MS or PhD degree from a CAMPEP-certified medical physics graduate program or CAMPEP-certified Medical Physics Certification programs for those with PhDs in other related fields.


Experiences in medical physics research and computation modeling are highly desirable. Good communication skill and team player. Professional and ethical standards apply to all candidates.

Revised – 2/18/20

Minimum Qualifications Education

MS or PhD degree from a CAMPEP-certificated medical physics graduate program or CAMPEP-certificated Medical Physics Certification programs for those with PhDs in other related fields.

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