The Medical Physics and Radiation Protection Department was accredited as a teaching unit in 1995 and is one of the first to receive accreditation in Spain. Some of our former residents now hold important positions in hospitals throughout Spain. Being part of Catalonia’s biggest hospital, with a technology park that is updated constantly, allows us to offer state-of-the-art training in all the areas of the speciality: radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, radiodiagnosis, and radiation protection in healthcare. It is unique, thanks to its extensive experience in advanced radiation oncology techniques in adult and paediatric patients, along with the scope of the radiation protection operations it carries out within the hospital, in both clinical and research facilities. The department has a laboratory where the hospital’s radiation detectors can be calibrated.
Additionally, the Vall d'Hebron Campus offers the possibility of actively participating in national and international research projects and clinical trials linked to its two research institutions, the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology and the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute.
Accredited places: 1
Why specialise at Vall d’Hebron?
- Because you will be at Catalonia’s largest hospital and you will be able to work side by side with professionals representing most of the medical specialities. You will have the opportunity to see complex pathologies and to apply ground-breaking diagnostic methods and treatments that use the latest technology.
- Because the department has experienced specialists who will help you throughout your training period.
- The number of patients who pass through the centre offers great potential for learning and gaining experience in less common techniques.
- Because we are a leading centre in paediatrics, and you will be able to see radiation oncology treatments and molecular therapy in children.
- Because our training programme can adapt to the initiative and vocation of each resident, with more emphasis on patient contact or research according to their needs.
- Because the Department encourages scientific training, you will have the opportunity to do your doctoral thesis.
- Because the Department is accredited by ISO 9001:2015, you will be trained in handling quality management systems.
- Because thanks to the hospital’s ties with research institutions, you will be able to participate in clinical trials and research projects.
- Because the Department has the resources to finance your participation in training activities.
García Del Campo
The Vall d’Hebron Digestive Endoscopy Department, now run by Dr. Joan Dot, who took over the role from Dr. Josep Ramon Armengol, who runs WIDER in Barcelona (World Institute for Digestive Endoscopy Research), cares for 70 patients a day with complex procedures and is one of the centres leading the colon cancer screening programme.