The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) opened in 2006 and currently treats cancers of the head and neck, base of skull, lung, sarcoma, prostate, pancreas, pituitary, central nervous system, Hodgkin lymphoma, and pediatric malignancies. More than 100,000 proton therapy treatments delivered to over 6,000 patients. UFHPTI is a full radiation oncology center, offering patients Linac-based IMRT, IGRT, SRS, and SBRT in addition to proton therapy. It compliments a full education program including University of Florida residents and radiation oncology fellows. UFHPTI is pleased to announce two Adult fellowships in proton therapy that will focus on proton therapy for adult patients, but will also include patients treated with conventional radiotherapy. The fellowship will be a 12-month program which can be renewed for an additional year with consensus of the program directors and the fellow. The goal of the fellowships will be to develop clinical expertise in proton therapy and to complete proton therapy related research projects. The primary clinical training will focus on the application of proton therapy to treat malignant tumors. The adult fellowship will include experience in prostate, lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, base of skull, and central nervous system tumors as well as lymphoma. Management of benign unresectable tumors of the central nervous system will be addressed in adult patients too. We welcome applications for these positions. • The fellowship director is Roi Dagan, MD, MS and the email is: RDagan@floridaproton.org • The fellow will be formally appointed as Adjunct Clinical Post Doctoral Associate in the University of Florida College of Medicine with commensurate salary and benefits.
The pre-requisite for the fellowship is successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Radiation Oncology by the start date of the fellowship. All applications to start on July 1, 2017 must be received by May 30, 2017. However, the starting date is negotiable. If a fellow wishes to be considered to start at a time other than July 1st, please contact the fellowship director. The application must include a current Curriculum Vitae, a one page personal statement articulating the candidate’s interest in one of the fellowships. The personal statement should clearly state that the applicant wishes to pursue an adult fellowship. Three letters of recommendation from clinical and/or research mentors are also required, including one from the fellow’s residency director. Exceptional international applicants who have completed a radiation oncology residency in the United Kingdom and Canada or other countries will be considered provided they have a valid US medical license, or ECFMG certification for training outside the US (requires completion of USMLE 1 and USMLE 2 exams). ECFMG certification is also required for visa sponsorship, if applicable. Please e-mail CV and personal statement to Ms. Rozina Behrooz at RBehrooz@floridaproton.org and have letters of recommendation sent to: Rozina Behrooz, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, 2015 N. Jefferson Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Additional Salary Information: negotiable; based on experience and education