Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Program have partnered to create a trans-border medical physics residency program, a two-year position that provides clinical training in radiation oncology physics.
“This was an opportunity to … benefit both the trainees involved in these programs, as well as the clinical staff at each institution,” says Jay Burmeister, chief of physics at Karmanos. “Most importantly, this benefits patients — not only the patients at each of these locations who are direct recipients of this additional clinical care today, but also patients at facilities where our trainees will someday practice.”
Burmeister says the medical physics residency program will offer clinical training programs specific to radiation therapy. He says entrance into the residency program requires graduate training in medical physics.
Karmanos Cancer Institute has offered a medical training physics residency program since 2007.
“Prospective physics residents will have the opportunity to not only be trained on a wide spectrum of radiation treatment technologies, but will also gain valuable insight into both Canadian and American healthcare systems,” says Jeff Richer, head of medical physics at Windsor Regional Hospital.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, located in Detroit’s Midtown district, is a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. The institute has nearly 300 physicians and researchers on staff.
To apply for the program, click here.