Supervision

The residency program is overseen by the Medical Physics Residency Program (MPRP) Steering Committee. The committee consists of Medical Physicists, a Radiation Oncologist, and Medical Dosimetrist and is chaired by the program director. The committee will meet biannually to discuss the status of the residency program, progress of individual residents and to address specific issues that may arise concerning the program. 

The MPRP Steering Committee will assess the overall performance of the resident to determine whether the resident is progressing through his/her rotations. If the resident has not successfully completed several rotations, is not competent at the expected rate in his/her area of study, and/or appears to have recurring interpersonal concerns with faculty and staff, the MPRP Steering Committee will determine whether it will be necessary to terminate the resident’s appointment.

Leave Time

  PGY-1 PGY-2
Vacation 15 days 15 days
Conference Leave 10 days 10 days
Sick Leave 12 days 12 days
Maternity Leave 6 weeks 6 weeks

Computers/Web Access

Facilities and equipment for clinical teaching are provided. Residents will have full access to the Augusta University library holdings, including Science Direct, PubMed, and Medline.

Evaluations

At the end of each clinical rotation, residents are expected to provide an evaluation of the rotation to the program director. The director then shares these evaluations with the faculty assigned to the rotation. The evaluations of the faculty by the residents are also shared with the program director. Issues and concerns identified by feedback from residents and faculty will be evaluated by the residency steering committee. Corrective action will be taken where appropriate.

Oral Examinations

Oral examinations of residents are required at the end of each rotation to assess their knowledge and understanding of the material covered during the rotation.  The examination is administered by the rotation specific faculty.  Oral examinations of residents are required at the end of the residency program, based on the American Board of Radiology Oral Examination. Questions may pertain to material covered in coursework, competencies or assigned self-study. Failure to pass the final year’s oral exam after a second attempt will result in dismissal from the program.

Professional Conduct

Physics residents are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times while in the clinic. This includes maintaining a professional appearance and conducting themselves in a professional manner. The AAPM Code of Ethics will be used as the guideline for professional behavior. The resident is expected to be familiar with this document and adhere to the standards developed and promoted by this professional organization.