Residency Program

Clinical Residency in Radiation Oncology Physics

The goal of the 2-year CAMPEP accredited residency program at The Ottawa Hospital is for residents to be prepared to work in a clinical setting upon completion of the program and to prepare candidates for certification by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM). The residency program is supported in part by Ontario Health – Cancer Care Ontario, which supports a number of post-graduate positions in clinical physics within the province, aimed at providing a solid foundation in medical physics applied to radiation oncology. The Ottawa Hospital Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) since 2007. In a typical year, the residency program has three residents enrolled. Residents will complete a series of clinical rotations and will participate in a range of clinical activities within the radiation medicine program, all of which emphasize hands-on, clinical experience. Residents are expected to complete a research project during their 2-year program and will have numerous teaching opportunities.

Program Statistics

 
Calendar year (position started) Number of residents applying Number of residents offered Number of residents accepted Number of residents graduated Number of residents certified (eg. MCCPM, ABR) First employment of graduates: Clinical First employment of graduates: Academic First employment of graduates: Industry First employment of graduates: Other
2008 53 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
2009 76 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2010 * 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
2011 * 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
2012 * 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
2013 * 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0
2014 26 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0
2015 29 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
2016 21,10 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
2017 10 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
2018 13 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 1
2019 * 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2020 18 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
2021 24 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

last updated on 2022-03-29

  • Indicates no formal posting of positions
  • All table entries pertain to events occurring with the calendar year (applicants, admissions, graduations, secured jobs, certifications

Qualifications and Basis of Award

Admission requirements to The Ottawa Hospital program are as described by CAMPEP on its website, and the preferred entry requirement is a Ph.D. degree in medical physics from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate or certificate program.  In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Residency positions are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and the potential for a professional career as a clinical medical physicist. Residency candidates should have good verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated research ability and a strong interest in working with a multi-disciplinary medical team.

Duration and Stipend

Program duration is two years.  As these are unionized positions (PIPSC Ontario Medical Physicists), salary, benefits and other employment conditions are stipulated by the collective agreement.

Application Process

This program participates in the MedPhys Match, with September start dates.  Apply to advertised positions by submitting an online application through the Ottawa Hospital website.

Contact

For more information, please contact Lesley Buckley, Program Director: lbuckley@toh.ca

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