GS02 1021 Supervised Clinical Experience in Radiation Therapy Physics
- Course Director(s): Tze Yee Lim
- Semester: Summer Session
- Frequency: Annually
- Credit Hours: 1
- Grading System: Pass/Fail
- Prerequisites: GS02 1093: Introduction to Medical Physics I: Basic Interactions and GS02 1113: Introduction to Medical Physics III: Therapy
The Supervised Clinical Experience in Radiation Therapy Physics course is an elective course intended for students to be exposed to the practical working environment of a radiation oncology clinic. The time commitment for this elective is 4 hours a week with no didactic portion. Students will have 2 options: (1) a general supervised clinical experience whereby the student will rotate one morning every week with each site-specific physicist from the Department of Radiation Physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, or (2) a student/mentor-led experience that focuses on one specific treatment procedure. Students pursuing the second option will submit a proposal to be approved by the course director before the start of the course (to ensure that it is consistent in effort and scope to the general experience) and a report of their experiences at the end of the course.