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Clinical Project / Research Project Proposal

Clinically-directed research projects are an optional component of a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency and allow a resident to be scholarly-productive during their residency years. CAMPEP standards, however, explicitly state such projects must represent "optional research opportunities which do not compromise clinical training" and these opportunities must be accounted for in the overall training schedule. Typically, such projects are clinically relevant, e.g., development of technical components of a new QA/QC program for a new technology in the clinic, optimization of a novel image acquisition and/or processing technique used for clinical applications, characterization and mitigation of a specific image artifact, etc.

More basic, pre-clinical, research projects are not considered in the scope of clinically-directed research projects undertaken in a standard 24-month duration residency. For such projects, several residency programs have allocated one or more training slots as hybrid clinical physics residency / post-doc research slots. The duration for such slots, however, is extended, commonly to 36 months. The research and clinical training components can be interleaved or blocked. This is a viable option in the Imaging Physics Residency Program, but must be addressed specifically, e.g., supplemental funding, total duration, training schedule plan, etc.

To ensure all research projects accommodated during the Imaging Physics Residency Program comply with CAMPEP accreditation requirements, the program has implemented a research project proposal application process in order to ensure transparency for both the proposed project mentor and the resident. If you are interested in an Imaging Physics Resident's involvement in a project, please complete this application and notify both Frank Ranallo and John Vetter to let them know of the project submission.

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