The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology is
offering a 1-year clinical fellowship as a unique educational
opportunity for the acquisition of practical expertise in advanced
radiation modalities. This is a non-ACGME fellowship, and the
candidate selected will be given a faculty appointment as an
Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The fellowship is designed to develop professional competence in
the care of patients undergoing radiation therapy, with a special
focus on enhancing technical skills in advanced radiation
modalities. These include proton treatment at our state-of-the-art
Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), SRS, SBRT, brachytherapy
(prostate and Gyn), hyperthermia, and GammaPod™ stereotactic
radiation therapy system for early-stage breast cancer. Trainees
entering the program will have varying background and comfort
levels with advanced treatment techniques.
Incoming trainees will have the opportunity to discuss and identify
clinical experiences they are interested in learning. They will
have the opportunity to select from the following training areas:
Disease site specific Proton Therapy (CNS/BOS, HN, Thoracic,
Breast, GI, GU, GYN); SRS (Linac and Gamma Kinfe); SBRT;
Brachytherapy (Prostate LDR and HDR, Gyn); Hyperthermia; GammaPod™.
There will be a focused curriculum including didactics,
participation in patient care including simulation, treatment
planning, and one-on-one review of cases.
Although the focus of the fellowship is clinical, the fellow will
have opportunities to participate in our robust research program.
Trainees will have dedicated and protected research time with
mentoring from clinical and physics faculty. They will have access
to biostatistics and writing support. Trainees will also have
access to all departmental educational opportunities (including 4-5
visiting professors annually) and ABR board preparation experiences
(including oral boards prep with faculty). For those interested,
additional research time may be supported.
Applicants must be graduating residents from an ACGME-accredited
residency in radiation oncology. This 1-year program will begin in
July 2021 and ends in June 2022 and carries a salary of $100K.
Applicants are expected to be board-eligible in radiation oncology
at the time they begin the fellowship. Exceptional international
applicants who have completed a radiation oncology residency may be
considered, depending on certification, and/or licensing status.
Candidates for this position must be legally
authorized to work without an employer sponsored visa.
Fellow must obtain a Maryland Physician license and Maryland
Controlled and Dangerous Substance license by the start of the
Interested candidates are invited to apply with a letter of
interest, CV, and 3 references (or letters of reference).