Emory Healthcare Partnership

Emory and Phoenix Technology Corporation Partner up for a Medical Physics Residency

WOODSTOCK, GEORGIA (June 30, 2015)

The newly created medical physics residency program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). The program will provide training to MS and PhD resident candidates in diagnostics physics. Led by Jonathon A. Nye, this program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Radiology and Phoenix Technology Corporation, a private consulting company. The residency offers a two-year structured training experience in diagnostic medical physics that grants certificates qualifying trainees for board credentialing by the ABR and ABMP.

Medical Physics is an applied branch of physics focused in medicine with three primary areas of activity: clinical service and consultation, research and development, and teaching. Medical physicists are valuable members of the medical imaging team who bring extensive scientific and technical knowledge that is crucial to enhancing the effectiveness and safety of a wide range of imaging procedures.  This is achieved through collaboration with radiologists and technologists in the optimization of imaging procedures and protocols, evaluation of equipment performance with respect to image quality and safety conditions, and contributing to the education and training of the other imaging professionals, especially radiology residents and fellows.

The medical physics residency program is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians with a large breadth of experience in student and trainee mentorship. The academic/industry agreement is an innovative partnership among the existing residency programs throughout the US.  Emory’s graduating trainees will gain experience in academic- and consulting-based practices that should provide an advantage in their future professional careers.

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