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.

Attendings/Service Disease Sites
Doris Brown Breast, Extra-Cranial Peds
Bart Frizzell GU, Head and Neck
Michael Farris Lung
Christina Cramer / Michael Chan CNS, Intracranial Peds
Ryan Hughes Head and Neck, GYN, Lymphoma

Virtual Tour

Depending on your rotation, you may train at facilities across our system. Explore below a few of the spaces where residents of this program spend a lot of their time. Navigate the drop-down to switch rooms and use your mouse (or finger for touch screens) to rotate around the room.

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Conferences and Didactics

In addition to the hands-on experience residents receive from the clinical rotations, residents are also required to attend weekly and monthly conferences to help expand their knowledge within the field. Residents attend chart rounds weekly on Monday mornings and have protected didactic time for an hour each morning from 8 to 9am Tuesday through Friday. WFBMC is a Comprehensive Cancer Center and residents attend the multi-disciplinary tumor board that pairs with their current clinical rotation. Residents also have protected time to attend their Radiation Biology and Radiation Physics courses.

Multidisciplinary conferences for resident participation include:

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

Research Opportunities

Residents have the opportunity to engage in clinical, translational, or basic science research during their training. Several of our residents have attended the AACR-ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop or Annual Southeastern Fellows Research Skills and Training Workshop with the support of the department. Residents interested in basic science research spend time in the Metheny-Barlow lab or Willey lab.

Research Awards

ASTRO 2017 Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award


Research Fellowship Grant, “Exhaled breath analysis to assess pneumonitis development after chemoradiotherapy for Stage III NSCLC”, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina