In addition to the standard benefits which are Dartmouth Health, the Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology residency program provides a number of additional benefits to support our residents with respect to personal and career development. Below is a summary of these additional benefits.
Books and educational expenses
The resident is provided with an annual academic budget for textbooks and other academic educational expenses with this support coming from our own section’s graduate medical education (GME) funds.
Travel and time away
Each resident is provided time and funding to attend 1 national meeting annually, including registration, airfare, hotel, and a meal allowance.
Residents whose research has been accepted for presentation at an academic conference have their conference attendance funded by the program. This includes airfare, hotel, and a meal allowance per conference. Residents may attend multiple conferences if their work is accepted for presentation.
In addition, time away and funding are provided for 1 American Board of Radiology Core Exam Review Course during the residency (usually taken in PGY-3).
As per institutional and Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) policy, all residents are granted 15 working days’ unencumbered vacation per academic year.
Residents are encouraged to become actively involved in the medical physics community, by becoming resident members of and attending the meetings of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Residents are encouraged to attend and present their work at both regional and national meetings.