Radiation Oncology

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Department of Radiation Oncology

rad-onc_seal.jpgThe Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of future radiation oncologist and medical physicists. With its commitment to multidisciplinary care, the goal of each program is to provide residents with a solid foundation and be competent not only in their own field, but also knowledgeable of all aspects of cancer care.  Our training programs embrace clinical and academic excellence and provide exposure to the interdisciplinary management of cancer.  

Education

The radiation oncology residency and the medical physics residency programs share objectives and goals, including:

  • 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.

Research

Many on the staff work to find ways to make radiation treatment more effective. Physicians, physicists and research scientists may work together on many projects.

Clinical

Radiation Oncology staff work in two locations, using state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods to provide care for adult and pediatric patients. Facilities are:

  • Jackson Medical Mall, where UMMC’s Cancer Center and Research Institute strives to provide a full scope of cancer services in one location.
  • Lower level of UMMC’s main hospital where staff provide treatment primarily for pediatric patients and hospitalized adult patients. The location on the main campus also is central to UMMC’s education function.

Both locations have the latest technology and offer individualized treatment plans.