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  • Residencies

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic medical facility, is located in Jackson, in the central part of the state. We provide medical care to a large population base with a varied patient mix, which allows our residents to receive excellent training in all facets of clinical treatments and didactic training, thus being prepared for a successful medical career.

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    S. Vijayakumar
    MD
    Program Director

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    Alice P. Lee
    Program
    Administrator

    The Radiation Oncology Department at UMMC has two accredited residency programs, the Medical Radiation Oncology Program and the Medical Physics Education Program.
    Both residency programs are challenging, with these objectives and goals:

    • To educate and train residents in the principles and practices of radiation oncology, including the applied principles of physics, treatment techniques, the radiation oncology literature and the integration of this knowledge with surgical and medical oncology;
    • To ensure residents are adequately prepared to pass their certifying examinations;  
    • To instill the importance of well-designed and conducted clinical and basic research;
    • To teach, by example, the importance of exhibiting the highest level of professionalism and ethics in all interactions with patients and colleagues;
    • To educate and train individuals who will be leaders in the Radiation Oncology profession.

    Medical radiation oncology residency program (4-year program)

    The UMMC Residency Program in Radiation Oncology provides physicians preparing to practice full-time radiation oncology comprehensive clinical training and introduces them to clinical research.

    The Medical Residency Program accepts candidates who have successfully completed their PGY-1 training in internal medicine, general surgery or a comparable field listed in ACGME.

    Radiation Oncology meets all the requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and American Medical Association Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program builds on a background in general medicine and includes outstanding clinical and didactic training in all aspects of radiation oncology. In addition to offering clinical training, it offers individualized training, helping each resident to achieve his or her specific goal in preparing for an academic or private practice career.

    Under the guidance of its chairman, Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, the department promotes excellence in the care of radiation oncology patients and the education of resident physicians. Dr. Vijayakumar’s vision is for the department to become recognized as one of the top 20 in the country in patient care and education, providing non-discriminating state-of-the-art care with compassion and professionalism.

    The residents training program at UMMC's Radiation Oncology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications will be considered.

    Medical physics residency program (2-year program)

    The Medical Physics Residency Program accepts students who have a degree in physics, engineering or other area of physical science with physics education equivalent to a minor in physics. Applicants entering the program must have a strong foundation in basic physics.

    The Department of Radiation Oncology meets all the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). The program goal is to train graduates to be able to become satisfactorily employed and for that graduate to demonstrate a prescribed level of professional competence which is conferred by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM), the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) and the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM). This program continues to be committed to its students and follows guidelines to continue to be an accredited educational and training program in medical physics.

    Dr. Chunli "Claus" Yang, Chief Physicist, serves as the program director for the Medical Physics Residency Program, under the guidance of Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Radiation Oncology chairman. The physics department promotes excellence in the care of radiation oncology patients and the education of their residents. Dr. Yang’s vision for the Medical Physics Residency Program is to lead, teach and train with compassion and professionalism, and provide an entry path to persons interested in pursuing a career in medical physics.