Medical Physics Residency Consortium: Collaborative endeavors to meet the ABR 2014 certification requirements

Brent C. Parker, John Duhon, Claus C. Yang, H. Terry Wu, Kenneth R. Hogstrom, John P. Gibbons

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Abstract

In 2009, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC) established a Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program to provide opportunities for medical physics residency training to MS and PhD graduates of the CAMPEP-accredited Louisiana State University (LSU)-MBPCC Medical Physics Graduate Program. The LSU-MBPCC Program graduates approximately six students yearly, which equates to a need for up to twelve residency positions in a two-year program. To address this need for residency positions, MBPCC has expanded its Program by developing a Consortium consisting of partnerships with medical physics groups located at other nearby clinical institutions. The consortium model offers the residents exposure to a broader range of procedures, technology, and faculty than available at the individual institutions. The Consortium institutions have shown a great deal of support from their medical physics groups and administrations in developing these partnerships. Details of these partnerships are specified within affiliation agreements between MBPCC and each participating institution. All partner sites began resident training in 2011. The Consortium is a network of for-profit, nonprofit, academic, community, and private entities. We feel that these types of collaborative endeavors will be required nationally to reach the number of residency positions needed to meet the 2014 ABR certification requirements and to maintain graduate medical physics training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-344
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Board certification
  • CAMPEP accreditation
  • Residency training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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