About the Postdoctoral and Graduate Training Program
Educational programs are an integral part of the Division of Radiation Physics. At the forefront of biomedical research, our educational programs integrate physical, engineering, computational science principles with biotechnologies for the advancement of medical imaging and therapy. We have developed an interdisciplinary research and educational program that fully utilizes resources in the basic sciences, engineering and medical disciplines at Stanford. This in turn facilitates collaborations between the research team members of diverse departments, allowing them to meet unmet demands in medicine, molecular imaging, and nanotechnology. The goal of our educational program is to train a new generation of scientists to interact across traditional technical boundaries and prepare them for leadership positions in bioengineering, biomedical sciences, and health care.
Stanford Radiation Oncology has a rich history of education, and seeks various opportunities and innovations to advance the learning and career of our trainees. Indeed, our faculty have devoted a significant amount of effort toward training future medical physicists, resident physicians, medical students, and technologists to operate various types of equipment used for therapeutic treatment and imaging. We hire postdocs and graduate students from diverse disciplines (such as physics, electrical engineering, computer science, biology, mechanical engineering, medical informatics, industrial engineering and management science) to address various issues in radiation oncology and biomedical engineering.
Many of our postdocs and PhD students have completed their training and now hold leadership roles in academic institutions, hospitals, and industrial companies. The outstandingprofiles of our current and past trainees should provide you with some perspective about our training program.
Our research program has greatly benefited from the existing infrastructure for interdisciplinary studies at the University. For your information, we summarize some campus-wide synergistic efforts in bioengineering and the resources and environment relevant to our educational goals.
- The Stanford Bio-X Program for Bioengineering, Biomedicine and Biosciences and the Clark Center
- Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
- Medical Informatics
- Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (iCME)
- Applied Physics
- Electrical Engineering
- Cancer Biology