The Department of Radiation Oncology began its structured physics residency program on July 1, 2008, which became CAMPEP accredited September 29, 2011. The department currently has six medical residents and two physics residents all training on a broad variety of state-of-the-art equipment. All physics resident graduates have successfully completed their ABR certification on the first attempt. Two graduates are working in academic centers and three in community centers. The information provided in the following pages and on our departmental website provide an excellent overview of our program and should answer all of your questions. However, if you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Vanek (email@example.com) or Dr. Peng (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first board certified radiation oncologist came to MUSC in 1968 and in 1976 the first radiation oncology medical resident began his training. In 2007, MUHA was awarded a $10,000 start-up grant for a medical physics residency program in radiation oncology. This grant was the catalyst for the efforts of the radiation oncology department chairman, Joseph M. Jenrette, MD, and the director of medical physics, Kenneth N. Vanek, PhD, to create a physics residency program and add a dynamic synergy between physics residents and medical residents. The Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is funded by the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) and funding is authorized by the Hospital CEO for one resident per year. The first resident began this two year program on July 1, 2008.