The two-year program provides a structured rotation schedule covering all aspects of therapeutic medical physics with direct supervision by board-certified medical physicists. The clinical training program combined with the academic environment at UCLA is designed to fully prepare the candidate for a successful career in clinical medical physics.
The UCLA Radiation Oncology medical physics group is an integral part of the educational mission in the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine including a formal medical residency program and the CAMPEP accredited UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program.
The two-year clinical training consists of 8 quarterly clinical rotations with each quarter representing a clinical rotation area.
- Simulation, Treatment, Machine QA
- Treatment planning
- Clinical development projects
- Tomotherapy and Ethos
- MRI guided RT (MRgRT)
- Full practice
A radiation safety topic and specialty topic are included for each rotation quarter.
Sample Rotation Schedule
|July- Sept||Oct-Dec||Jan-Mar||Apr - June|
|Orientation/QA||Treatment planning||SRS/SBRT||MRI guided RT|
|Clinical Projects||Tomo/Ethos||Brachytherapy||Full Practice|
Regular didactic seminars, lectures and conferences are offered including:
- Treatment site-specific Radiation Oncology Clinical Didactic Lecture Series (ROCDLS)
- Multidisciplinary tumor boards and Chart rounds
- Annual Physics Lecture Series designed for preparing medical residents for ABR written physics boards
- Supplemental didactic lecture series
CAMPEP accredited UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine (PBM) Graduate Program (formerly known as Biomedical Physics) which offers a certificate program and the following supplemental didactic courses
- Introductory Radiation Biology
- Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
- Fundamentals of Dosimetry
- Physic of Radiation Therapy
- Radiologic Functional Anatomy
- Physics and Chemistry of Nuclear Medicine