I found the Inholland VMAT Treatment Planning course very helpful when starting clinical planning,
The VMAT machine that has arrived in our clinic last year was the first of its kind in our institution. As a relatively young team, we had to grasp the concepts of commissioning, beam modeling, and planning in a relatively short time. I found the Inholland VMAT Treatment Planning course very helpful when starting clinical planning, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate.
The benefits were several. Firstly, the educators were very competent and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. The participants had various skill levels and came from different backgrounds, some of which were similar to ours, but all contributed by insights and queries. It was interesting to discuss questions with no simple answer, which involve personal preferences and necessary trade-offs, and are an integral part of treatment planning. Finally, the unique feature of this course is the continuous work required, and I find that not much was lost in the online version. The remote format allowed me to use our own planning system, and to consult with both other physicists and physicians when developing a plan. The basics of designing a case study were especially useful, and I hope to use the skills and feedback to improve the quality of radiotherapy in our department.