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Physics Residency

Department faculty physicists and residents

The MUSC Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program is a two-year CAMPEP accredited program that accepts one resident per year. The radiation oncology department currently has seven medical residents and two physics residents all training on a broad variety of state-of-the-art equipment. Our physics residents and graduates who have taken ABR Part II and Part III exams have all passed on their first attempt. Our graduates have pursued their goals of working in medical universities or community-based settings. The information provided in the following pages and on our departmental website provides an informative overview of our program. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Peng, Ph.D., or Daniel McDonald, MS.

    History

    The first board certified radiation oncologist came to MUSC in 1968 and in 1976 the first radiation oncology medical resident began his training. The medical residency program has grown to six residents. 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 and the director of physics to create a physics residency program adding a dynamic synergy with a successful medical residency in existence since 1976. The Department of Radiation Oncology matriculated its first physics resident on July 1, 2008 and was accredited by CAMPEP on September 29, 2011. Our physics residency program is accredited by CAMPEP through December 31, 2020