Radiation Oncology Residency Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

Of the four year program, residents spend a minimum of 36 months in radiation oncology clinical rotations on the WFBMC medical campus. An additional three months of electives is also selected on either the medical campus or externally as arraigned by the resident.

Conferences and Didactics

In addition to the hands-on experience resident receive from the clinical rotations, residents are also required to attend weekly and monthly conferences to help expand their knowledge within the field.

Multidisciplinary conferences for resident participation include:

  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Radiosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Genitourinary Oncology
  • Breast
  • Melanoma/Sarcoma/Gastrointestinal

Intradepartmental didactic courses in radiation physics and radiation biology are also offered to round out the educational offerings.

Research Opportunities

All residents are required to participate in research and six months of research electives are dedicated to residents.

Clinical Research focuses include:

  • Cancer treatment
  • Complementary and alternative agents
  • Quality of life
  • Translational (bench to bedside)
  • Active Radiation Biology program with strong emphasis in translational research

Residents are also offered partnerships for clinical trials with multiple cooperative groups, including: