The department offers a four-year certified training program (PGY-2 to -5), fully accredited by the ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education), leading to the American Board of Radiology certification in Radiation Oncology. Candidates must first complete an approved PGY-1 internship at an ACGME-accredited residency program: Transitional, Surgery, or Medicine internships are encouraged.
The outstanding faculty and staff of the Department of Radiation Oncology, combined with an extensive collection of advanced technology, give our residents training in nearly every cancer treatment option available. The broad range of radiation treatments provided includes:
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- High-dose rate (HDR) and low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy, including prostate, GYN, and cardiac stent, eye plaque
- Intraoperative irradiation (IORT) of breast and abdomen/pelvis
- Total body irradiation, total skin electron irradiation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), as well as single and fractionated radiosurgery at our nationally recognized Gamma Knife Center.
Research collaborations with members of the Department, the HICCC, and CRR are encouraged, as well as participation in the Holman Research Pathway of the American Board of Radiology, which allows residents a minimum of 18 months of research time during their clinical training. However, we offer all our residents one year of protected research time or 11 months research/1 month outside rotation.