Medical Physicists apply knowledge and scientific methodology of physics to all aspects of medicine, to conduct research, develop or improve theories and address problems related to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of human disease.
Canada has historically played a very important role in the applications of physics to medicine, for example, with the invention of the Co-60 teletherapy unit by Harold Johns in 1951, a development that revolutionized radiation therapy of cancer, or the tomotherapy technology by the Canadian T. Rock Mackie, to name just two.
One could say that the ‘Medical Physicist archetype’ is one of a translational scientist avant-la-lettre, that is, someone who has a very strong footing in basic sciences, but also someone who has first-hand experience about clinical boundaries. Developments in medicine are of increasingly complex nature and the training programs of the future must place more emphasis on the development of rigourous scientific skills and a broader knowledge of the graduates in allied basic fields (physics, biology) so new developments can be more easily imported and translated into clinical benefits. Technology has been central to the field of Medical Physics since the beginning, so graduates must know about how ideas are protected and translated into novel devices that can be manufactured and applied clinically, to improve diagnosis and treatment. The Medical Physics Research Training Network is built on the existence of two strong graduate programs, one at McGill and one at Université Laval linked with an array of partners from academia, industry and government. The network aims to enrich research training at all levels of graduate education by ensuring that students have access to the best technology or expertise, regardless of whether this exists at universities, in industry or in government organizations. We will work towards ensuring that these new training opportunities of the next-generation medical physics innovators will lead to a sustainable program that will continue to stimulate research, development and translation of new ideas into clinical benefits to patients. Let us take this opportunity to thank the Government of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for their support of our initiative. We are also indebted to McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre and its Research Institute, Université Laval and its Centre de recherche and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for additional support. Our other partners in the network, the National Research Council, National Measurement Standards Portfolio, the Harvard Proton Centre, Varian, Elekta and Modus Medical have pledged important in-kind contributions to this initiative. Jan Seuntjens, MPRTN Director & Luc Beaulieu, MPRTN Co-director
Upcoming workshops & events: read more in Workshops & Events .
March 31, 2019 – Industry Day, MUHC DS1-1427, Montreal QC . Program: Memorandum Industry Day Schedule
March 1, 2019 – Leadership Retreat, McGill University, Thomson House, Montreal QC .
January 24, 2019 – Interview skills workshop, RI-MUHC Glen site, 1001 Décarie Boulevard, Block E, S1.1129, Montreal QC ; Videoconference with Université Laval, Quebec.
September 15, 2018 – MPRTN PhD student Veronique Fortier received the award for 2nd place in the CARO Resident and Young Investigator Competition at the joint CARO-COMP-CAMRT annual scientific meeting (Synthetic-CT from 3D Gradient-Echo MRI) ,Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC.Congratulations to the 2018 COMP Award Winners!
September 15, 2018 – MPRTN PhD student Peter Watson received the award Runner Up (2nd place) in the COMP Oral Award for best presentation at the joint CARO-COMP-CAMRT annual scientific meeting (The intrabeam dosimetric interregnum: are the breast target protocol doses delivered by intrabeam accurate?) ,Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC.
September 15, 2018 – MPRTN PhD student Marc-Andre Renaud received the Sylvia Fedoruk Award for Best Paper in Medical Physics in Canada (On mixed electron-photon radiation therapy optimisation using the column generation approach, Med Phys. 44(8):4287-4298 doi: 10.1002/mp.12338 ) at the Joint CARO/COMP/CAMRT Annual Scientific Meeting,Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC.
September 15, 2018 – MPRTN PhD student Yana Zlateva received the award for the Best Poster (Laying the groundwork for accurate Cherenkov emission-based electron beam dosimetry) at the Joint CARO/COMP/CAMRT Annual Scientific Meeting,Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC.
September 10 to 15, 2018 – Joint CARO/COMP/CAMRT Annual Scientific Meeting,Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC. “Young Professional Workshop”: 11:00 – 17:00h Read more: http://www.comp-ocpm.ca/english/conferences-events/2018-young-professionals-workshop.html
May 3, 2018 – “Session #4 Individual Development Plan Workshop: Lorna MacEachern, Montreal/ MUHC DS1-5034 – Teleconference with Universite Laval, Quebec .
March 19, 2018 – “Session #3 Leadership Retreat: March (3rd week) /Thomson House, Montreal .
February 8, 2018 – “Session #2 3MT Coaching round table: 14 days aft #1, Montreal/ MUHC DS1-5034 – Teleconference with Universite Laval, Quebec .
January 18, 2018 – “Session #1 3MT Info session” – Montreal/ MUHC DS1-5034 – Teleconference with Universite Laval, Quebec .
ARCHIVE: November 24, 2017 – Demi-journée de carrière pour les stagiaires de l’IR-CUSM (le 24 novembre 2017 au site Glen de l’IR-CUSM, 1001 boulevard Décarie, Bloc E, S1.1129 (à l’auditorium et à l’atrium) Présentée par le Centre Desjardins de formation avancée/ Career Half-Day for RI-MUHC Trainees (November 24, 2017 RI-MUHC Glen site, 1001 Décarie Boulevard, Block E, S1.1129 (Amphitheatre/Atrium) Presented by The Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training; Agenda: Microsoft Word – Career Half Day_Agenda_FINAL_November 21.docx .
September 07 – 08, 2017 – “CREATE Medical Physics Research Training Network Industry & Research Workshop” – Montreal, Glen Site ES1-1129 .
April 13, 2017 – “Managing the Supervisor Workshop” – Montreal, 14:00h-16:00h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / videoconference with Québec NSERC CREATE-Managing the Supervisor Workshop . 16 – 17 mars 2017 – “Labo sur l’accélérateur linéaire” – Université Laval, Québec, QC; Facilitator: Dr. Luc Gingras.
January 19, 2017 – “Negotiations Skills” Workshop – 13:30h-16:00h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / le local au Québec du CRCEO; Facilitator: Tom Fullerton : NSERC CREATE-Negotiating Skills Workshop .
April 13, 2017 – “Managing the Supervisor Workshop” – Montreal, 14:00h-16:00h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / videoconference with Québec NSERC CREATE-Managing the Supervisor Workshop .
16 – 17 mars 2017 – “Labo sur l’accélérateur linéaire” – Université Laval, Québec, QC; Facilitator: Dr. Luc Gingras : . January 19, 2017 – “Negotiations Skills” Workshop – 13:30h-16:00h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / le local au Québec du CRCEO; Facilitator: Tom Fullerton : NSERC CREATE-Negotiating Skills Workshop .
December 8, 2016 – “Individual Development Plan” Workshop – 13:30h-16:00h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / le local au Québec du CRCEO; Facilitator: Lorna MacEachern : NSERC CREATE-Individual Development Plan Workshop . September 29, 2016 – “Conflict Management” Workshop; 13:30h-15:30h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / le local au Québec du CRCEO; Facilitator: Tom Fullerton : NSERC CREATE-Conflict Management Workshop .
August 24, 2016 – Cancer Research Program : Discover-Cure-Prevent is organizing the “Summer Student Research Day” on August 26, 2016 in Montreal, Glen Auditorium Summer Student Program .
August 10, 2016 – MPRTN student Avishek Chatterjee has been awarded with Terry Fox Scholarship .
July 22, 2016 – MPRTN student André Diamant-Boustead wins Second Prize at J. R. Cunningham Young Investigators Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists – Congratulations to the 2016 COMP Award Winners! .
June 20 – 22, 2016 – Premier Sommet sur les Biomarqueurs et les Avancées Thérapeutiques en Radio-oncologie / First Summit on Biomarkers and Therapeutic Advances in Radiation Oncology Invitation, Montreal June 20-22, 2016. Annonce: Premier Sommet sur les Biomarqueurs et les Avancées Thérapeutiques en Radio-oncologie : First Summit on Biomarkers and Therapeutic Advances in Radiation Oncology Invitation, Montreal June 20-22 .
June 3, 2016 – “Grant Review Exercise MDPH 702 & CREATE event” 09h-17h – Glen Site DS1-7011; Attendees: Ms. Eva Alonso, Mr. Martin Carrier-Vallieres, Dr. Avishek Chatterjee, Ms. Susannah Hickling, Dr. Sangkyu Lee, Mr. Piotr Pater, Mr. James Renaud, Ms. Judy Wang, Mr. Peter Watson . June 2, 2016 – “Negotiating Skills Workshop” 10h-13h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / le local au Québec est le 00897-2 du CRCEO; Facilitator: Ms. Lorna MacEachern : NSERC CREATE-Negotiationg Skills Workshop .
May 19, 2016 – “Leading Effective Discussions” 10h-13h – Glen Site DS1-5034 / le local au Québec est le 00897-2 du CRCEO; Facilitator : Ms. Joan Butterworth : NSERC CREATE-Leading Effective Discussions Workshop .
May 13, 2016 – MPRTN NSERC CREATE summer student James Renaud won a 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Award : “Health Sciences Track Award”. Read more . 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Award – James Renaud .
April 10, 2016 – MPRTN NSERC CREATE summer student James Renaud one of the four highlighted abstracts of ESTRO 35 . “Graphite Calorimeter Probe” ESTRO – James Renaud .
March 15, 2016 – Une équipe de l’IR-CUSM reçoit une subvention pour améliorer le traitement du cancer par radiothérapie / RI-MUHC team receives funding to develop improved radiation treatment devices for cancer patients. Read more and listen to the podcast with Dr. Enger: Une équipe de lIRCUSM reçoit une subvention pour améliorer le traitement du cancer par radiothérapie RIMUHC team receives funding to develop improved radiation treatment devices for cancer patients and McGill researchers to get CFI grants : McGill Reporter .
February 1, 2016 – Medical Physics Web – Editor’s choice: Direct reconstruction of the source intensity distribution of a clinical linear accelerator using a maximum likelihood expectation maximization algorithm, P Papaconstadopoulos, I R Levesque, R Maglieri and J Seuntjens Phys. Med. Biol. 61 1078. December 4 -5, 2015 – AQPMC – Student day (December 4, 2015) and meeting (December 5, 2015) – Glen Site ES1-1129 – RI MUHC Auditorium. AQPMC_Booklet_v3 .
December 3, 2015 – “Business plan workshop” 10h-13h – Glen Site DS1-5034. November 19, 2015 – Information regarding New Mitacs Business Development Specialist – read more : New Mitacs Business Development Specialist .
November 13, 2015 – Invitation for course : “Starting your Business in the Quartier de l’innovation” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 as a part of the “Innovation week” at McGill University – read more Starting your Business in the Quartier de l’innovation ;Link: https://www.mcgill.ca/qi/events/innovation-week/2015 ; Registration: https://www.mcgill.ca/research/register-mcgill-innovation-week-opening-rosie-goldstein-and-innovation-practice-panel . November 17, 2015 – Intellectual Property Workshop “John Thomson – How to Market an Invention” – McGill University, MacDonald Engineering Building, Room 267 – Registration required online – Invitation IP Workshop Poster Nov 2015 . October 30, 2015 – MPRTN NSERC CREATE summer student Emily Cloutier won a prize at the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference this fall for her presentation “Characterization of the Cd/Se quantum dots response when irradiated at ionising energies for a dosimetry application”. 12191807_10153535624225218_3774773226004522339_n ; http://www.cap.ca/sites/cap.ca/files/cupc_2015_poster_-_a4_size.pdf . October 29, 2015 – Un article du groupe de recherche s’illustre parmi les choix de l’éditeur ! L’article s’intitule : Systematic evaluation of photodetector performance for plastic scintillation dosimetry; Félicitation aux co-auteurs : Jonathan Boivin, Sam Beddar, Maxime Guillemette et Luc Beaulieu ! http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/42/11/10.1118/1.4931979 . September 25, 2015 – MPRTN NSERC CREATE PhD student Martin Vallières has been awarded the First Prize in the “Rising Stars in Medical Physics Symposium” of the Medical Physics Research Training Network for his presentation entitled “RADIOMICS: Mais Ou Et Donc Car Ni Or? (who, what, why, where, when)” at the “Career paths and Industry workshop for Medical Physics Research Training Network”, 24-25 September, 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada.Link to presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/edmltoyafvoz0qh/Radiomics_25Sept2015.pptx?dl=0 . September 24-25, 2015 – “Career paths and Industry workshop for Medical Physics Research Training Network” – Medical Physics CREATE event – Glen Site, RI MUHC, Bloc E, Auditorium ES1.1129,1001 Décarie Boulevard,Montreal QC H4A 3J1 Program_NSERC CREATE-Career paths and Industry workshop for MPRTN V2 ; Presentations: Marie-Ève Delage: Marie-Ève_Presentation_symposium_MED ; James Renaud: Renaud_CREATE rising stars in MedPhys ; Dmitri Matenine: Dmitri_ppt-2015-09-25-final ; Sangkyu Lee: ; Daniel Markel: ; Pavlos Papaconstadopoulos: . September 21, 2015 – Invitation for Mitacs (a non-profit Canadian organization) Info session: “Mitacs internship opportunities that bridge academia and industry” – RI MUHC, Glen Site, EM1.3509, 1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, H4A 3J1 Mitacs flyer . Carreer paths and Industrial Workshop – Photos . September 10, 2015 – MPRTN PhD student, Lalageh Mirzakhanian obtained the AGBU International Educational Scholarship . August 19, 2015 – MPRTN PhDstudent James Renaud has been awarded a 1 year scholarship from The Terry Fox Foundation Strategic Training Initiative for Excellence in Radiation Research for the 21st Century (EIRR21) . ARCHIVE: August 13, 2015 – MPRTN PhDstudent James Renaud has been awarded the Schulich scholarship for 2015-2016 . July 14-16, 2015 – MPRTN PhD student Yana Zlateva received at the 2015 Annual Meeting “Best in Physics (Therapy) Award” for “Cherenkov Emission Dosimetry: Feasibility for Electron Radiotherapy” at AAPM 57th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 14-16 July, Anaheim, CA. June 29, 2015 – Medical Physics Web – Editor’s choice: A radiomics model from joint FDG-PET and MRI texture features for the prediction of lung metastases in soft-tissue sarcomas of the extremities, M Vallières, C R Freeman, S R Skamene and I El Naqa Phys. Med. Biol. 60 5471. June 17-19, 2015 – “Molecular & Clinical Radiobiology Workshop” – Cedars Cancer Centre, Glen Site, DS1-1427, MUHC, 1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, H4A 3J1 Workshop Molecular Clinical Radiobiology June 17_19_2015 Brochure_April 7 2015. Juin 6-12, 2015 – Le prix Sylvia Fedoruk 2014 décerné par l’Organisation canadienne des physiciens médicaux pour le meilleur article en physique médicale au Canada a été remis à Mathieu Goulet, Madison Rilling (RFRPM CRSNG FONCER étudiante), Luc Gingras, Sam Beddar, Luc Beaulieu et Louis Archambault pour l’article “Novel, full 3D scintillation dosimetry using a static plenoptic camera”, publié dans la revue Médical Physics (Med Phys 2014;082101(8):1–13.). Le prix a été remis lors du Congrès mondial de physique et ingénierie biomédical tenu à Toronto du 6 au 12 juin dernier – IMG_4679 . May 21, 2015 – Workshop: ‘IP:what’s in it for you?’ & “John Thompson caste study” – 1650 rue Cedar, D5-390 NSERC CREATE-IP Training Workshop . April 8, 2015 – Announcing the AAPM Science Council Associates Mentorship Program – read more. March 30-31, 2015 – Workshop: ‘From Track Structure to Clinical Outcomes and Reverse’ – 3650 rue McTavish, Ballroom Thomson House – at McGill Campus Agenda30_31_March . March 27, 2015 – Conference presentations Workshop: “How to give a talk” – Montreal General Hospital, D5-930 (9:15 am – 10:00 am) NSERC CREATE-Conference Presentations Workshop Med Phys Conf Presentation(2) . March 23, 2015 – MPRTN student Madison Rilling got selected for the Cogito competition. She will be presenting her thesis on TV (Canal savoir) – read more. February 12, 2015 – Graphos workshop: Conference abstract writing – Room 1041 at 688 Sherbrooke St. West (10th floor) – at McGill Campus; 10:00 – 17:00h Anatomy of abstract 20150217 Med Phys FINAL Medical Physics Conferences and Competitions 20150217 , Med Phys FINAL , Anatomy of abstract 20150217 . December 1, 2014 – MPRTN student James Renaud won the 2014 Reginald Fessenden Prize in Science Innovation, graduate student category. The Prize recognizes his excellent work, coupled with a good understanding of its commercialization potential, in the research project entitled “Graphite Probe Calorimeter: The first absolute dosimeter for clinical radiation therapy.” On behalf of Dean Martin Grant, Faculty of Science. November 15, 2014 – Atelier 2014, AQPMC Association québécoise des physicien(ne)s medicaux. L’atelier aura lieu le samedi 15 novembre 2014 au CHUM – 8:30- read more . November 14, 2014 – Journée étudiante 2014, AQPMC Association québécoise des physicien(ne)s medicaux. La journée étudiante aura lieu le vendredi 14 novembre 2014 au CHUM – 8:30- read more . November, 2014 – MPRTN student, Jonathan Boivin, RSNA Travel Award (2014), for presentation “A New and Accurate Tool for Live Skin Dose Monitoring in Interventional Radiology: Measuring Dose without Compromise. November, 2014 – MPRTN student, Marie-Ève Delage, Deuxième prix du jury pour présentation orale, Journée scientifique des étudiants du CRC 2014. November, 2014 – MPRTN student, Patricia Dugyau-Drouin, Troisième prix du jury pour présentation orale, Journée scientifique des étudiants du CRC 2014. October 29, 2014 – Minisymposium: “Cluster pattern analysis of radiotherapy radiation modalities. October 29, 2014 at Montreal General Hospital – Room D5-227; 12:00 – 16:00-Tentative_Schedule29_30_Oct . October 14, 2014 -The Gobal Research Collaborations Team would like to remind you that the abstracts for the Research Partnership Symposium are due November 1st, 2014. Please submit your abstract to email@example.com. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact: Timo Berkus, PhD, Manager, Global Research Collaborations; Varian Medical Systems Deutschland GmbH; Alsfelder Straße 6, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany; cell: +49 151 113 58407; landline: +49 911 937 69259; mailto: Timo.Berkus@varian.com; web: www.varian.com. Please adhere to the following guidelines: – Maximum length = 250 words, not including the title, authors, institution, city, state and country. – You may insert a graphic, which may be color or black-and-white. The graphic can be up to half of the page in size, i.e., a maximum size of 6.5″ x 4.5″. – Graphics may be submitted in JPG, GIF, PNG and TIFF format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. – Please use 12-point Times New Roman font. Please use 1″ margins on all four sides of an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. – Please provide a personal photograph along with the abstract to be included in the symposium proceedings. Read more: . September 14-17, 2014 – MPRTN student Yana Zlateva received at the 2014 Annual Meeting “The Basic Science Abstract Award” in Radiation Physics at ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting, September 14-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. – read more . August 26, 2014 – Session videos from the MR in RT symposiums at WUSTL are now on youtube – read more . August 22, 2014 – Formations de Calcul Québec et aux événements en calcul informatique de pointe / Calcul Quebec Training Workshops and to other events in Advanced Computing – Invitation Calcul Canada. July 21, 2014 – MPRTN student Susannah Hickling wins First Prize at the John R. Cameron Young Investigators Competition at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine – read more. July 11, 2014 – MPRTN student James Coates wins First Prize at J. R. Cunningham Young Investigators Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists- read more . July 11, 2014 – MPRTN student Dominique Guillet wins Second Prize at J. R. Cunningham Young Investigators Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists – read more . July 11, 2014 – MPRTN student James Renaud wins the Sylvia Fedoruk Award for Best paper in Medical Physics in Canada – read more . June 17 – 20, 2014 International Workshop on Monte Carlo Techniques in Medical Physics http://www.mcw2014.phy.ulaval.ca .
July 17, 2018 Physics World: André Diamant: Irradiation beyond the target may reduce distant metastases. read more: Irradiation beyond the target may reduce distant metastases – Physics World
June 14, 2016 La Presse: Dr. Luc Beaulieu: (Québec) L’Université Laval a annoncé lundi la création d’une nouvelle chaire de recherche en technologies biomédicales pour la curiethérapie, une technique de radiothérapie utilisée contre le cancer. read more: http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/sante/201606/13/01-4991368-nouvelle-chaire-de-recherche-pour-la-curietherapie-a-luniversite-laval.php .
February 22, 2016 ESTRO 35: ESTRO has a tradition of publishing a conference report featuring abstracts selected by chairs of each track. The aim is to give readers some flavour of the type of innovative science presented in an area. Abstract ( J. Renaud, A. Sarfehnia, J. Seuntjens Experimental benchmarking of a probe-format calorimeter for use as an absolute clinical dosimeter ) submitted to ESTRO 35 is one of the five that was selected out of the numerous submitted under physics track.
January 25, 2016 Huge gains made in breast cancer treatment at the MUHC: An ongoing clinical trial using new intraoperative technology is producing significant results for breast cancer patients, HEALTHCANAL. – read more
July 28, 2015 There is a new book available which may be of interest to some of you: “Radio sensitizers and Radiochemotherapy in the Treatment of Cancer”, Author: Dr. Shirley Lehnert. Use of the promo code on the flyer would get you a 20% discount if ordered from the publisher and in addition the author will be happy to sign copies. Seize the opportunity! – K11427_output-1
December 18, 2014 “Un nouveau réseau en physique médicale / New Network a boon for medical physicists”, Jan Seuntjens, The Fall 2014 Newsletter of the Research Institute of the MUHC, 2013-2014 RI-MUHC Annual Report (Adult and Pediatric Research), pp. 10 AnnualReport_RI_2013-2014 October 2014 “International Workshop on Monte Carlo Techniques in Medical Physics”, Philippe Déspres, Interactions, Canadian Medical Physics Newsletter 60 (4), pp. 121 read more
October 23, 2014 “Collègues de long date” par Matthieu Dessureault, Le journal de la communauté universitaire, Université Laval – read more
October 15, 2014 Interview with MPRTN student, Martin Carrier-Vallières regarding Image analysis predicts therapy response – Medicalphysicsweb
July 30, 2014 Interview with MPRTN student, James Coates regarding genetic prostate work conducted at AAPM by Dr. Tami Freeman – Medicalphysicsweb
August 12, 2013 McGill Channels: New network in medical physics August 12, 2013 Biotechnology Focus: New network in medical physics
May 17, 2019 – Post-doctoral position opening at IMNC (NARA team) in Novel bio-inspiring microsensors for improving protontherapy treatments.
Postdoc related to new microsensors to protontherapy treatment improvements (24 months, expected starting date: 1st October, 2019 in Campus d’Orsay, IMNC-CNRS). The position points to create a medical instrument for optimization of hadrontherapy treatments. The postdoc will work directly with another researcher of the New Approaches in Radiotherapy group at IMNC. In this research group we work in the interface between medical physics, computer science and radiobiology. The candidate should have a PhD in Physics, Medical Physics or Computing Science. More information in: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8165-CONGUA-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN . Portail Emploi CNRS Job offer HF Postdoc position in Novel bioinspiring microsensors for improving protontherapy treatments .
November 15, 2018 – The Imaging Physics Residency Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has three Resident/Fellow positions opening for 2019. Introduction of recent development in the 3-year Fellow training, the hybrid pathway, which is the current emphasis of the program. This pathway is designed to allow the academically focused trainee to continue their research trajectory while completing the clinical training requirements for ABR certification. They are looking for the best-and-brightest who hope to become the academic medical imaging physics leaders of the future .
The hybrid pathway provides a unique opportunity that combines clinical and research training. During the 3-year appointment, the resident enrolled in the hybrid pathway, with the title MD Anderson Fellow in Medical Physics, will receive two years of full-time equivalent clinical training in our CAMPEP-accredited residency program while performing one year equivalent of full-time research. Each Fellow is matched with a dedicated member of the MD Anderson faculty who serves as a research mentor. Throughout the three years, a protected research week will be scheduled between every two clinical weeks to ensure long-term and in-depth research developments. The hybrid pathway is designed for Ph.D. graduates in medical physics or related fields, who want to continue performing scholarly research during the residency training and aim to become an academic clinical imaging physicist. More information can be found in the attached hybrid pathway brochure and our Program website ( www.mdanderson.org/imaging-physics-residency-program ). HybridPathwayBrochure .
Applications through the AAPM medical physics residency application program (www.aapm.org/mprap) will be accepted until December 17, 2018. They are prioritizing the 3-yr hybrid fellows, although they also welcome applications to the traditional 2-yr residency. Additionally, this year, one position will be prioritized for applicants interested in nuclear medicine research .
November 14, 2018 – Boston Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, has launched a new Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medical Physics Residency Program. They have recently received CAMPEP accreditation. They are also pleased to announce that they have received a grant from the AAPM supporting the development of new residency slots in diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine. This program consists of a two-year residency designed to train medical physicists to work independently in the chosen specialized field of diagnostic medical physics or nuclear medical physics. Last year was their first year with our first resident starting in July 2018. The program is based at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Harvard Longwood Medical area of Boston with rotations at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Nuclear medicine residents will also spend time at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Graduates of the program are expected to complete the process of board certification in the chosen specialty by a recognized certifying body such as the American Board of Radiology (ABR in either diagnostic or nuclear medical physics), American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM), or Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM). In addition, the training prepares the resident to perform other aspects of an imaging physicist’s responsibilities including teaching, research, radiation safety, and administration.
The first sixteen months of the residency consists of eight two-month rotations in the following areas:
General Radiographic Imaging and Mammography
Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology
The last eight months of the residency consists of elective rotations and includes assigned teaching to radiology or nuclear medicine residents, technologists, and/or other allied health professionals in the hospital. During this time, the resident has the opportunity to participate in clinical and medical physics research. Those choosing nuclear medicine spend Year 1 covering all diagnostic imaging modalities except ultrasound and in Year 2 concentrate entirely on nuclear medicine. A website with additional information regarding program (http://www.childrenshospital.org/medphysresidency ).
Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2018 through the AAPM medical physics residency application website (www.aapm.org/mprap ). They also participate in MedPhys Match (https://natmatch.com/medphys/ ). Interested individuals with any further questions should contact Dr. Frederic Fahey (firstname.lastname@example.org , 617-355-2809).
November 1, 2017 – The University of California, San Diego is opening a postdoctoral fellow position. A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. The successful candidate will be involved in a project on advanced imaging and motion management strategies for pancreas SBRT. Candidates with a doctoral degree in Medical Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field, are welcome to apply. Strong preference will be given to applicants with solid programming skills and knowledge of image analysis, motion management, and radiation therapy. UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. If interested, please email your curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter and the contact information for three referees, to: Laura Cervino, PhD, DABR, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, UC San Diego ( email@example.com ) .
November 1, 2017 – The Faculty of Engineering Technology, capacity group Engineering Technology, research institute Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences, research group Nuclear Technology Centre of Hasselt University seeks a (m/f) PhD student in small animal precision image-guided irradiation. To view the announcement, please go to : UHasselt seeks a PhD student in small animal precision image-guided irradiation.
August 28, 2017 – The University of Toronto Residency Program in Radiation Oncology Physics in Toronto is looking for 2 Medical Physics Residents starting in January 2018. To view the announcement, please go to : Job Posting – Medical Physics Residents
August 25, 2017 – Elekta Operational Physics team is offering a four-month internship program based in Atlanta, GA, USA for recent medical physics graduates . To view the announcement, please go to : https://elekta.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Elekta_Careers/job/Atlanta/Intern–Operational-Physics_R2017-122 .
ARCHIVE: January 3, 2017 – The SCK-CEN in Belgium invites applications for a PhD position. This PhD project is in collaboration with researchers from LNL Legnaro (Italy). The student will be some time in Italy and in Belgium . SCK-CEN would need to find candidates with good background in physics, electronics and radiation physics. To view the announcement, please go to : http://academy.sckcen.be/en/Your_thesis_internship/AllTopics/Microdosimetry-of-therapeutic-proton-beams-1439 .
November 28, 2016 – The Radiological Sciences Program in the Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. Areas of research interest include radiation biology, radiochemistry, radiation detector development, internal dosimetry, nanotechnology applications (nanofilms and nanoparticles), and other aspects of Radiological Science, as highlighted in the attached advertisement. Applicants should apply on-line at https://jobs.uml.edu . To view the announcement, please go to : Radiological Sciences UMass Lowell .
October 14, 2016 – Elekta Operational Physics team is offering a four-month internship program based in Atlanta, GA, USA for recent Medical Physicists graduates . To view the announcement, please go to : E&T_Physics_Recruitment_Flyer_sans_crop . The application link : https://uscareers-elekta.icims.com/jobs/4819/job?mobile=false&width=1148&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 .
April 7, 2016 – The University of Texas, Health Science Centre in Houston is looking for Medical Physics Resident (Diagnostic/Nuclear Medicine). To view the announcement, please go to Medical Physics Resident (Diagnostic:Nuclear Medicine) – UT Health, Houston, TX .
April 6, 2016 – National Physical laboratory in the UK is looking to appoint the Principal Research Scientist in Radiation Dosimetry Team. To view the announcement, please go to Job Advert (contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) .
March 4, 2016 – A two-year postdoctoral fellowship available in the Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins University (JHU. To view the announcement, please go to JHU_Postdoc_Ad_2016 .
February 27, 2016 – Postdoctoral Fellow* in Medical Physics position: The medical physics research group of CHU de Quebec (physmed.fsg.ulaval.ca) and Université Laval (http://www.ulaval.ca) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on cutting edge brachytherapy projects involving both experimental and numerical aspects, with potential for pre-clinical validation and implementation as well. To view the announcement, please go to annonce_postdoc_2016 .
January 8, 2016 – Therapeutic Medical Physicist – VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX :The VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas is currently recruiting for a Therapeutic Medical Physicist in the Radiation Oncology Department. To view the announcement, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/425402300. Refer to Announcement Number AH-16-DLD-1587901. Applications are being accepted from Friday, January 8, 2016 until Friday, January 15, 2016. If there are any questions, please contact our local HR department at 214-857-1701.
December 17, 2015 – Département de physique, génie physique et d’optique, Faculté des sciences et de génie, Université Laval: The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics at Université Laval’s Faculty of Science and Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Medical Physics. Read more: https://www.rh.ulaval.ca/cms/site/rh/lang/fr_FR/accueil/emplois/emplois_professeurs?offre=68490&lang=en .
October 29, 2015 – RQMP – Poste/Position – Expert-conseil junior en technologie nucléaire – Detec – Gatineau / Junior consultant in nuclear technology – Detec – Gatineau. Read more: http://www.rqmp.ca/files/Postes-ext/Poste_2015.pdf .
October 1, 2015 – L’Université de Montréal a accepté un nouveau poste de professeur agrégé en imagerie de résonance magnétique. Ils recherchent des candidatures techniques et non cliniques. Read more: Affichage professeur IRM 2015-final-format UdeM-V2 Affichage professeur IRM 2015 – anglais – final – UdeM format – V2 .
July 24, 2015 – Assistant Professor position in Medical Physics, Department of Oncology, McGill University – Job Posting_Assistant Professor in Medical Physics, Department of Oncology, McGill University.
July 10, 2015 – Post-doc position in the Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics – read more . June 09, 2015 – The Faculty if Engineering Technology, capacity group Engineering Technology, research institute Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences, research group Nuclear Technology Centre of Hasselt University looking for PhD student dosimetry for radiotherapy – UHasselt vacature_en .
January 21, 2015 – Le groupe de recherche en physique médicale du Département de physique, de génie physique et d’optique de l’Université Laval (www.physmed.fsg.ulaval.ca) et du CHU de Québec (www.chuq.qc.ca) est à la recherche de candidates et candidats intéressés par des projets de maîtrise (MSc) et de doctorat (PhD) portant sur divers sujets allant du calcul numérique haute performance sur carte graphique (GPU) à la conception de dosimètres utilisant les scintillateurs plastiques – Annonce MSc-PhD 2015.
December 11, 2014 – The Department of Physics at Louisiana State University is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position, at the level of Assistant Professor, in the Medical Physics Program within the Department of Physics at Louisiana State University – 2014-12-11 announcement – Medical Physics Program within the Department of Physics at Louisiana State University.
December 3, 2014 – The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as July 1, 2015. The positions will be held in Unit 5 in the Barber School (read more) Job Posting – Offre d’emploi _ Two Assistant Professors (Physics).
November 24, 2014 – The German Cancer Research Center (DFKZ) in Heidelberg is looking for a PhD student for project “Analytical probabilistic uncertainty management for carbon ion treatment planning – PhDPositionDFG_Heidelberg. October 23, 2014 – Radiation Oncology Physics Residents (2), the Washington University in St. Louis. Radiation Oncology Department. The 2-year training position begins July 1, 2015 Washington University in St. Louis.
October 22, 2014 – Faculty position in Medical Physics, the University of Victoria. The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Position in the area of medical physics. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2015 2014-MP-Advert.
July 30, 2014 – Postdoc position at the Department of Radiation Physics, the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. If you have Monte Carlo experience and you are looking for a postdoc position please contact Dr. Gabriel O. Sawakuchi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiation Physics, the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 94, Houston, RX Tel: Office: 713-794-4034; Lab: 7013-794-5009. Email: email@example.com.
MS. TATJANA NISIC
Program Coordinator of the MPRTN
RT @eIMPAQc: Meet our team! Tarek Hijal, Chief of Radiation Oncology @cusm_muhc & Associate Professor @McgillOncology and John Kildea, Medi…Sat Dec 14 00:53:59 +0000 2019
Our own Prof. John Kildea and colleagues, including Dr Hijal from Radiation Oncology, recognized for their Opal App: t.co/W3cpOZZ8dUFri Dec 13 20:07:37 +0000 2019
RT @ShirinAEnger: Would you like to know more about Yttrium-90 based radioembolization for treatment of liver metastasis? Please read our n…Mon Dec 02 16:42:52 +0000 2019
Today’s seminar: Prof @stikov from @polymtl, on his open science work in quantitative #MRI t.co/sbWG0dY4r5Fri Nov 29 15:32:31 +0000 2019
Our director @jseuntje co-authored an article in the CMAJ on the future of #ProtonTherapy in Canada, and the need t… t.co/CPE4t6aOn5Thu Nov 28 18:09:42 +0000 2019
Our Director @jseuntje was recently honoured by the Gerald Bronfman Dept of Oncology for his efforts in #medphys re… t.co/7FDCmTp8CMThu Nov 28 11:30:48 +0000 2019
RT @ShirinAEnger: I am pleased to announce our latest paper on "Model-Based Dose Calculation Algorithms for Brachytherapy Dosimetry" publis…Mon Nov 25 13:04:39 +0000 2019
RT @ShirinAEnger: In Budapest to attend GEC-ESTRO #brachyPhysics meeting and met my favorite professors from Israel, Professor Keisari and…Fri Nov 22 17:02:01 +0000 2019
RT @MedphysCA: COMP’s own André Diamant representing COMP at the CUPC Fair (Canadian Undergraduates Physics Conference) held at @McGillMedP…Thu Nov 21 23:13:53 +0000 2019
RT @IvesLevesque: I recently wrote a bulletin on learning from #MRsafety incidents in the #MRI environment when used for radiation therapy…Mon Nov 11 22:39:20 +0000 2019
Our own Prof. John Kildea is a leader of the Opal app team that recently won another prize: t.co/4GGAf5iJpE #medphysMon Nov 11 17:47:33 +0000 2019
RT @IvesLevesque: Today I dedicated a part of my Saturday to #MRI education, with a session on metal artifacts to a fantastic group of MR t…Mon Nov 11 13:15:09 +0000 2019
Our director Jan Seuntjens @jseuntje and chief physicist William Parker interviewed for the Med e-News @McGillMed o… t.co/YZEdhdotlwMon Nov 11 13:11:53 +0000 2019
RT @ShirinAEnger: Happy international Day of Medical Physics and happy birthday Lise Meitner and Marie Curie. We are celebrating 40 years o…Thu Nov 07 21:20:31 +0000 2019
RT @MaxDHanlon: @TargetingCancer @SeanGeoghegan @HardcastleNick @PattyDiezH @paul_keall @cancerphysicist Visiting @McGillMedPhys who have p…Thu Nov 07 21:20:17 +0000 2019
Have a great week! Technologists and medical physicists work closely together to ensure effective and safe practice… t.co/dGs08JyBxTThu Nov 07 17:52:27 +0000 2019
The details... t.co/sQgLIUCIDkThu Nov 07 17:35:54 +0000 2019
It’s a busy week! In addition to today’s #IDMP2019 #MPU40 events, tomorrow we welcome Dr. Richard Richardson from t… t.co/COJI4zHSymThu Nov 07 17:35:53 +0000 2019
Today’s the day! We mark the International day of Medical Physics, Marie Curie’s birthday, and celebrate 40 years o… t.co/0XCz9t1zZwThu Nov 07 13:46:41 +0000 2019