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Radiation Oncology Residency Programs

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers two accredited residency programs:

  • Radiation oncology residency program
  • Medical physics education program.

Both have 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.

Residents in each program will receive training in working with patients and the appropriate use of the following:


  • External beam radiation
    • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)
    • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    • Linear accelerator capable of IMRT with a robotic couch
    • Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
    • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) with cone beam CT
    • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
    • Electron therapy
  • Gamma knife therapy
    • Frame-based and frameless stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy, including high dose rate and eye plaque intraoperative irradiation
  • Total body irradiation


  • Radio sensitization
  • Radiolabeled antibodies
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Four-dimensional computed tomography scans (4DCT)