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Residency

Program Overview


Mission Statement

Our goal is to cultivate an educational environment which provides the full spectrum of learning opportunities in clinical, medical physics and radiobiology. Our flexible curriculum is designed to enable a resident to optimize their learning experience throughout their four years of training. It is our expectation that upon the completion of the program a resident will be an outstanding Radiation Oncologist, capable of making an immediate impact in either an academic or community practice setting.

The University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Residency Program is a four-year training program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1973. At present, we are accredited for 12 resident positions.

The Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Radiation Oncology, operating with the accreditation authority delegated to it by the ACGME reviewed the performance of the University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Training Program in 2009. After completion of the review, the RRC granted Continued Full Accreditation without citation and with two commendations.

Prerequisites

You must complete one year of approved post-graduate training (PGY-1) prior to entering clinical training in Radiation Oncology. The first year of postgraduate clinical training must be spent in internal medicine, family, medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery or surgical specialties, pediatrics, or a transitional year program. This PGY-1 year must include at least nine months of direct patient care in medical and/or surgical specialties other than radiation oncology.

Aims (Goals and Objectives)

  • To provide a robust and diverse educational experience for clinical training in radiation oncology, with the comprehensive understanding of oncologic principles, treatment techniques, dosimetry, physics, and radiobiology.
  • To provide an environment that promotes clinical, basic science and medical physics research opportunities in oncology, with access to a diverse group of faculty mentors to choose from with associated disease site, basic science and radiation modality/technology expertise.
  • To graduate residents with strong interpersonal and communication skills by fostering a multidisciplinary approach to patient care through participation in cancer care in both the academic and community care setting that brings together highly specialized medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and other associated cancer care specialists.
  • To allow curriculum flexibility that enables trainees to maximize their individual learning experiences such that they feel best prepared for success in the subsequent academic/community setting they desire to make a positive impact on.
  • To graduate residents who practice compassionate care and who deliver high quality patient care.
  • To graduate residents who successfully complete the board certification process in Radiation Oncology

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