Columbia University Advanced Radiation Oncology Clinical Fellowship
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
August 30, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Entry Level
Columbia University Irving Radiation Oncology Center is offering an advanced one-year clinical fellowship as a unique educational opportunity to those who wish to gain practical expertise and perform cutting-edge research before entering full-time practice. The opportunity to acquire training on the management of complex diseases at one of the United States’ premier academic medical centers, located in the upper west side of Manhattan in New York City, is an exceptional attribute of this program. This is a non-ACGME fellowship, and the candidate will be offered a University faculty appointment as Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow along with a New York Presbyterian Hospital appointment as Assistant Attending in Radiation Oncology at NYPH-Columbia University Medical Center.
The Columbia University Advanced Radiation Oncology Fellowship is designed to develop professional competence in the overall care of patients undergoing radiotherapy in both outpatient and inpatient settings and to enhance technical skills in stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy procedures. This fellowship is focused on advanced technology services under the supervision of attending physicians.
The Fellow will be able to obtain mastery of multiple stereotactic and intra-operative platforms including Gamma Knife radiosurgery (SRS), Linac-based VMAT ARC Therapy with CBCT image-guidance (Truebeam), and Intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT/Intrabeam). The Gamma Knife experience includes metastatic and benign brain tumors as well as functional and vascular brain disorders. The intra-operative training will be focused on the incorporation of IORT treatment (management of breast, pelvis and gynecological, head & neck, and liver), endovascular, and eye plaque brachytherapy. The stereotactic clinical training will be focused on the application of SRS/SBRT to treat malignant and benign tumors of the brain, base of skull, lung, spine, pancreas, liver, prostate, and other pelvic malignancies.
The fellowship also includes patient management experiences that allow the Fellow to manage medically complex and highly symptomatic patients with mainly brain and spine metastases in an intensive hospital-based inpatient setting at an eminent cancer center. The Fellow will triage these cases and coordinate care with other multidisciplinary teams (neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, medical oncology and palliative care) to determine the appropriate radiation treatment modality/course regimen and to perform the treatment planning.
Interested candidates are invited to apply with a letter of interest, CV, and three references (or reference letters) to Karen Schleif, Administrative Manager, H.R.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitive Salary and Benefits. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Applicants must be graduating residents from an ACGME-accredited residency in Radiation Oncology. This one-year program will start August 1, 2019; however, the starting date is negotiable. Applicants from the United States are expected to be board-eligible in radiation oncology at the time they begin the program. Canadian graduates are expected to have passed their qualifying exams from the Royal College. Exceptional international applicants who have completed a radiation oncology residency will be considered provided they have a valid US medical license or ECFMG certification and at least one year of clinical training in the United States. Candidates must obtain a New York State medical physician license before starting.
Internal Number: 005
About Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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