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program director Michael Farmer, MD
Source: West Cancer Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Radiation Oncology residency offers a fully accredited ACGME four-year advanced training program.  Residents matching at our program are required to complete a separate ACGME-accredited intern year prior to beginning their radiation oncology training.

UTHSC, in conjunction with West Cancer Center and Research Institute, provides ample clinical experience for residents in training. Residents are exposed to a variety of malignancies and treatments during their training. Our department has 3 CT simulators, along with 5 linear accelerators treating up to 200 patients per day, including an MRI linear accelerator.

Experience in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy (lung, spine, liver, prostate), permanent prostate seed brachytherapy, total body irradiation, high dose rate brachytherapy, hyperthermia, radioimmunotherapy, and intraoperative radiation [WG1] are an integral part of the program at UTHSC.

Pediatric and proton therapy experience is gained during a dedicated rotation at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the PGY-4 or 5 year. Residents are also invited to participate in research and physics and clinical lectureships at St. Jude across their training.

Michael Farmer
Program Director

May 26, 2022