Medical Physics Residency in Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) has developed a two-year Medical Physics Residency Program in Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. This is a structured program supervised by qualified medical physicists (CCPM/ABR certification) and expert scientists. This is a program led by VCH in partnership with collaborators from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the University of British Columbia.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the VCH Medical Physics Residency Program in Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine is to ensure residents entering clinical physics in these disciplines are equipped with the skills required to be successful as a team player and subject matter expert in Medical Imaging and/or Nuclear Medicine to contribute to the overall health of patients and staff.
1. Understand and respect the different roles of Health Care Professionals in Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and the Hospital,
2. Understand the science and implications of quality control and radiation safety on health care outcomes as well as staff and patient well-being,
3.Support continuous learning and innovation to improve health care.
The program application has been submitted to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). This is a two-year program structured training program based on the guidelines from AAPM Report 90 and will provide the clinical experience necessary to write obtain certification by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) and the American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification exams in either Diagnostic Medical Physics or Nuclear Medical Physics.