MEDICAL PHYSICS GROUP
The University of Newcastle offers Masters of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. We also supervise Honours year student projects. Details can be found on the university website.
These are regularly offered, usually for 3 year positions.
We welcome enquiries from medical physicists interested in research sabbaticals at the Calvary Mater Hospital. These would generally be in our research interest areas or closely related topics and are funded by the applicants institution. We can assist with applications for visiting scholar visas to Australia. Recent sabbaticals have included Carmen Popescu from the BC Cancer Agency and Dr Boyd McCurdy from Cancer Care Manitoba.
The group is active in the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPESM) training program (TEAP) for medical physicists. We currently employ two physics registrars and two physicists who are undertaking this program. This is a five year postgraduate training program to become a qualified medical physicist in Australia and New Zealand. There are several streams including radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and radiology physics. The physics registrars are paid full-time to complete a minimum of a Masters degree (work towards PhD is acceptable) that incorporates a coursework component that is acceptable to the ACPSEM. The course also comprises approximately 2-3 years of on site experience, and 1 year of research.