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  • More about Residency Programs

    A person's first interest and accomplishment is mastering the field of medicine. The second is pursuing a career in the specialty field of radiation oncology. Thank you for your interest and looking into the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Radiation Oncology residency program.

    The Department of Radiation Oncology is part of the UMMC Cancer Institute and is a full academic department recognized for cancer treatments and research studies. Our faculty of radiation oncologists and our education team are dedicated to the education and training of our residents in the clinical care of cancer patients and the use of radiation therapy for treatment.

    The program is oriented toward providing residents with a solid foundation for understanding the scientific advances that are constant in this field. Emphasis is placed on the development and assessment of residents' skills in each of the following competencies also required by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    Goals and objectives

    Our primary goals and objectives for our training program are to provide the resident with a firm understanding of the following:

    • The etiology, epidemiology and natural history of malignant disease;
    • Special considerations unique to each cancer type;
    • Indications for radiation therapy, including outcomes;
    • Thoughtful treatment planning to optimize the delivery of radiation;
    • Standard radiation therapy techniques for dose delivery;
    • The use of innovative and investigational therapeutic modes, i.e. IMRT, stereotactic and conformal techniques;
    • Normal tissue radiosensitivity and tumor radioresponsiveness;
    • Integration of the other standard therapeutic modalities;
    • Creative laboratory modeling to simulate clinical problems;
    • Various external radiation techniques including photon and electron therapy.

    We hope the educational opportunities available at our center interest you. We invite you to learn more about our program and values. We hope our residency program will be your next accomplishment to the medical career that you've always wanted to pursue.

    Mission statement

    The missions of the residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UMMC are multifold.

    Core competency

    The Radiation Oncology residency program at UMMC is committed to providing its residents with the educational experiences necessary in order to attain top competencies in the following fields:

    Residency program achievements

    Each resident must demonstrate and complete goals and objectives throughout their term(s) with any type residency program. The specific goals and objectives for the Radiation Oncology resident is listed below. These are standards set by the ACGME-sanctioned educational program. Each term/level has been listed below showing what achievements must be met at the each year end.