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Medical physicist from Canada to US

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #1
    I'm brand new to the forum, but have read all medphys treads I could find before signing up. I'm Canadian, with an MSc in medical physics from a CAMPEP accredited program, also residency and CCMP certification, plus more than five years experience in a large university hospital.
    I'm ready to move on to a new job, but I find it hard to get another job in Canada with an MSc.
    I know the job market south of the border is somewhat saturated now. Can anyone please advise me what would be the best strategy to start job hunting? Applying for job postings landed me one interview so far, but not a job offer.
    Thank you in advance.
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  3. Apr 8, 2013 #2


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    I don't know about the "best" strategy but here are a few ideas...

    1. Network at conferences. The AAPM meeting, for example, usually has a CV wall and job board. It's also an opportunity to talk with the people who are in positions to do hiring. Always have your business card and CV ready.

    2. There are several head hunters that specialize in medical physics. You could try getting in touch with them. Some examples...
    http://cancercarepoint.com/index.html [Broken]

    3. Don't be afraid to do locum or temporary work. Lots of places will hire someone to assist with commissioning a new linac, to cover a maternity leave, or simply to cover vacation for a centres that only have one physicist. This is one of the best ways to get your foot in the door and give you an idea if a particular centre is a good fit for you.

    4. Start calling or emailing your friends in the field. Medical physics is a small community and most physicists will know of available positions well before a job is advertised at their own centre. And people talk.
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