Physics Fellowship Program

UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center was founded in 1974, and is one of three leading academic research and treatment centers in Texas. It has a long history with significant contributions to the cancer care, from drug discoveries by medical oncologists that are still used today, to being one of the first sites in the USA to deliver IMRT radiation treatments. We are a National Cancer Institute designated research center that moves laboratory discoveries into viable patient treatment options. We have been involved in the development of multiple cancer therapies now used worldwide. Our research scientists work with our clinical care physicians to develop cutting-edge therapies for our patients. We train the next generation of cancer researchers through post- doctoral, graduate and college programs and high school mentorships.

Mission & Vision

The mission of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center is to reduce the cancer burden in South Texas through the following practices: highest quality cancer care, groundbreaking research aimed at reducing the incidence and mortality of cancer, education of future cancer scientists and clinicians, and cancer prevention programs focused on our unique populations.

Radiation Oncology

UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center is the sole practice site for the University physicians and faculty. Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology are all housed at this location. The department of Radiation Oncology has a faculty of five radiation oncologists and six medical physicists. There is also a staff force of five dosimetrists, thirteen therapists, four nurses and one linac engineer. Our department is the academic home of an accredited medical physics doctorate program and a professional doctorate program in medical physics, accredited medical physics and medical residency programs and an accredited dosimetry training program. There are a number of didactic courses that are offered at any given time, together with several scheduled teaching conferences such as tumor boards, new patient conferences, case studies and faculty and resident led didactic lectures and journal clubs. There are seven linac vaults, one HDR vault and two CT simulators, one of which has 4D simulation capabilities. We offer 3D and IMRT treatments with photon and electron beams as well as special treatment techniques such as Total Body Irradiation, Total Skin Irradiation, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Image guidance (IGRT) is standard on all our treatments and surface imaging is available on one of the treatment vaults.

Application Process

Applicants must be practicing clinicians in Greece and must have completed their clinical training. Applicants must be fluent in English and eligible to travel to the USA and stay for a three-week period to complete the program. A formal application has to be submitted that will be reviewed by the selection committee. Application should include a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of the medical school diploma. A Skype interview will be arranged with each applicant.

Program Completion

Fellows must complete the fellowship competencies to obtain a program completion certificate. Together with a course evaluation report, they will also be asked to write a personal statement on how they intend to use the knowledge they gain from this program to benefit their practice and the population of cancer patients they serve in their hospital.

Fellowship Dates

2019: Dates to be determined

Click here to apply.

For more information please contact:

Patricia Candia, PhD,
Academic Program Coordinator
Radiation Oncology-Division of Medical Physics
7979 Wurzbach Rd, MC 7889
San Antonio, TX 78229-4427
Phone: 210-450-1718
Fax: 210-450-1076