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Radiation Therapy Clinical Oncology Lectures

Weekly Resident Didactic Conference

Residents attend the bi-weekly clinical lecture series which is lead by both attendings and residents.  Residents are required to study both individual scientific papers on our study syllabus for this training time and also required to review current refresher courses on powerpoint and video which are made available for the residents to study.  Protected time is available for residents to do this within the context of their work week.  The biweekly clinical lecture series is a time where questions can be considered and oral boards preparation can be made.  The specialist in that particular site is present during the training.  Once quarterly, there is a journal club meeting where individual papers are discussed.  This is led by the resident and a powerpoint presentation is used as the format. 

Attending Lectures

At least once during each rotation (preferably monthly), the faculty in charge of the resident lectures the resident on the disease site. Format and schedule is determined by the attending. Other residents can attend if logistically possible but is not required.

The resident receives instruction on 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, concurrent chemo radiotherapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, radio immunotherapy, unsealed sources, total body irradiation therapy as used in stem-cell transplantation, total skin radiation therapy, high- and low- dose brachytherapy and particle therapy.

Multi-Disciplinary Conferences

Residents on service attend the multi-disciplinary conferences applicable to their rotation. They will learn by observing the prospective decision making for patients and by hearing the use of scientific data in the conferences.

Bi-weekly Operations Meeting

Every other week, residents attend the operations meeting where they participate in correcting systematic errors in our departmental organization and work on practice improvement in this context.

QA Rounds

Residents are required to attend 3/5 QA rounds weekly, which go from 8-8:30 AM. This is a daily conference. Each case for the day is discussed and all curative treatment plans are reviewed before the patient starts radiation. The resident has opportunities to present cases, and discuss all aspects of the patients’ treatment.

Last Published: May 23, 2018