The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine is seeking applications for our Proton Radiation Therapy Fellowship Program. Fellows in this 1-year program will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of proton radiation therapy including comprehensive clinical and technical proton therapy experience in the treatment of pediatric and adult patients across the full range of disease sites.
Clinical rotations will involve working with UW Medicine faculty at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children's Hospital. The fellowship's curriculum is adaptable to emphasize candidates' varying needs and interests in clinical and research interests.
Research rotations are customized to the fellow's interests and include opportunities in clinical, physics, radiobiology, imaging, and health services research programs within the SCCA Proton Therapy Center, University of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The selected candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington as an Acting Instructor with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. This is a full-time position with a twelve month appointment with salary paid over twelve months for eleven months of service.
The SCCA Proton Therapy Center is located on the 30-acre Northwest Campus of UW Medicine with 4 treatment rooms with the capability to deliver both uniform and pencil-beam scanning. Chemotherapy and conventional radiation therapy facilities are available in the immediate vicinity, providing comprehensive care to proton therapy patients. Overall, the UW Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,800 patients per year in multimodality programs and with strong emphasis on tumor imaging, using advanced stereotactic image-guided modalities, as well as IMRT, IGRT, 3D conformal radiation therapy, proton and neutron radiation, IORT and LDR/HDR brachytherapy. Other radiation therapy delivery systems include 7 linear accelerators, IGRT-capability, and Perfexion Gamma Knife. The department has direct access to PET/CT (with novel tracers), SPECT/CT, and MRI that are integrated in the planning process. Planning/IT systems include CMS, MIM, and RayStation. Seattle's proximity to the coast and mountains with ample year-round outdoor recreational activities along with its rich arts and cultural scene make it one of the most geographically and culturally desirable cities in the U.S.
Candidates will have completed a radiation oncology residency and be eligible for licensure in the state of Washington. U.S. citizen or resident alien status is required. ABR certification or ABR Board eligibility in Radiation Oncology (Therapeutic Radiology), or an equivalent board is preferable. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
Please submit the following in PDF form via Interfolio:
A cover letter addressed to the Associate Program Director
Personal statement of interest
Three letters of reference from the referees to the Fellowship Program Director at UW Medicine.
Acceptable letters of reference, at minimum, include the following authors:
One PDF letter from the Director of your Radiation Oncology Program
Two PDF letters from other attending physicians who are familiar with your clinical work.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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