Description of Clinical Training:

Physics residents complete 8 clinical rotations of 3 months each. A list of tasks to be accomplished is assigned at the beginning of each rotation. Tasks to be performed at Loma Linda, Beaumont and Murrieta campuses include the following but are not limited to

  • Machine QA ( LINAC and Proton Therapy): Daily, Monthly and Annual QA
  • LINAC commissioning
  • Treatment Planning Commissioning
  • Patient treatment planning ( conventional and proton therapy)
  • Weekly chart checks
  • Patient specific quality assurance ( IMRT QA and proton physical calibrations)
  • Special Procedures ( TBI, SRS ,SBRT, ocular treatments, Sr-90 treatments)
  • LDR Brachytherapy
  • In-vivo dosimetry, therapy patient equipment support
  • Imaging QA
    • CBCT/OBI 
    • PET/CT
    • MRI
    • kV and Films

Residents must participate in the following ongoing tasks:

  • Attend physics group meetings
  • Attend department treatment planning conferences
  • Attend M&M conferences
  • Attend physics and department QI meetings
  • Attend department seminars
  • Give department seminars
  • Complete reading assignments for each rotation
  • Give presentations to the physics team on assigned topics
  • Attend special lectures arranged to supplement clinical training
  • Attend physics lectures for radiation oncology residents (optional)
  • Attend radiation biology lectures for radiation oncology residents(optional)
  • Attend treatment planning lectures for dosimetry students(optional)
  • Attend biostatistics lectures for radiation oncology residents (optional)

Long Beach Memorial Clinical Rotation

  • High Dose Rate (HDR) brachy therapy (Varisource by Varian)
    • CT (Toshiba) & treatment planning  (Brachy Vision)
    • Clinical observation
    • HDR
    • Hyperthermia
    • Machine QA
  • Varian iX with cone beam and rapid arc
    • Machine QA
    • Treatment Planning (Eclipse)
    • Patient specific QA
  • Tomo Therapy (IMRT)
    • Machine QA
    • Treatment Planning (Tomo specific)
    • Patient specific QA
  • X-knife (SRS)
  • IORT (XOFT): electronic brachytherapy
  • Varian Truebeam (Saddleback Memorial): SRS, SBRT, IMRT
  • SAVI Breast brachy therapy (Saddleback Memorial): APBI

 

Residency program disclosure statement

Academic
Year

Number of
Applications

Number
Offered
Admission

Number
Enrolled in
Program

Number
Completing
Program

2015

1

1

1

0

2016

93

1

2

0

2017

94

1

2

1

2018

0

0

2

1

2019

75

1

1

1

 

Destination of Graduates

Academic
Year

Clinical

Industry

Academic

Government

Additional
Education

Still Seeking
Position

Other

2015

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2016

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2017

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2018

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

2019

1

0

0

0

0

0

0