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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. Fellow will gain extensive clinical experience in treating pediatric and adult patients with protons across the full range of disease sites, as well as in the technical and treatment planning aspects of proton therapy.
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.
Environment: 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 2,500 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 PET/CT (with novel tracers), SPECT/CT, and MRI that are integrated in the planning process. Planning/IT systems include CMS, MIM, and RayStation. The SCCA/University of Washington Medical Center have been named one of the top 5 best hospitals for cancer care in the United States.
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.
Applicant Eligibility: 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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please submit the application in PDF form to the Fellowship Program Director, including the following items:
A cover letter addressed to the Associate Program Director
Personal statement of interest
Three letters of reference sent directly from the referees to the Fellowship Program Director at UW Medicine.
These letters may be submitted separately from the rest of the application. 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.
Please send applications to:
Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD
Associate Program Director, Proton Therapy Fellowship
About University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of the Cancer Program at the University of Washington. We have been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the top cancer programs in the United States and were number 7 last year. With the formation of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a three-way collaboration among University of Washington Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson C...ancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, our program has made a tremendous leap forward. Our radiation oncologist faculty see and treat patients at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), the Gamma Knife facility at Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), UW Northwest Hospital, the SCCA Proton Therapy Center and the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System.