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Radiation Oncology residents will spend their first year creating a strong foundation in all areas of radiation oncology, with rotations in most specialties. The variety of patient care settings provides a wealth of experience with an outstanding case
mix. It is upon this foundation that future years of education and growth are built.
The program is well balanced, with education in all areas of radiation oncology. We continually assess the educational needs of the residents as the specialty of radiation oncology evolves.
The educational structure of the residency is based upon learning through patient cases and didactic teaching, both in the formal conference setting and through patient care.
Rotations are 2-3 months in duration with one resident per attending. Residents travel with their attending to each clinical site. The following are representative rotations:
Residents receive 8 months of elective time during the training. This time is clinically protected and intentionally flexible in order to foster pursuits in line with the resident's educational goals. Elective months can include the following:
In addition, residents are encouraged to attend all local multidisciplinary conferences, focusing on each of the subspecialty areas listed above.
ResearchThere are multiple research opportunities available at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Proton Therapy Center. Projects are presented at a yearly research grand rounds in the spring for all PGY3-PGY5 residents.
ResourcesCourse textbooks in physics and radiobiology are provided. All residents are provided a subscription to Radoncquestions.com during training and through oral board exams. Residents also receive a subscription to E-anatomy
during the program.
Residents are provided with an educational fund of $4000.00 throughout their residency to be used for additional textbooks, meetings, virtual meeting, or any other educational resources approved by the program director. Twenty educational days are provided
throughout the 4 year program. Reimbursement for additional meetings is provided for research presentations if manuscripts are submitted with no cap on number of meetings.
Library ResourcesThe residents have access to a number of libraries throughout the University of Cincinnati main campus and the Academic Health Center. Print and digital materials are available in the department’s library
at the Barrett Cancer Center, Room 1072, which includes both journals and texts (see selected listing below).
Teaching files are available in film, videodisc and CD-ROM format. The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library houses both print and electronic resources as follows: book titles:
108,736; of which 32,636 are e-books; and journal titles: 11,950; of which 10,568 are e-journals (as of May 14, 2010). The library is directly connected to the hospital via the Medical Sciences Building. Electronic search services are
available both in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and in the department. Additional library resources are available through inter-library loan programs.
Radiation Oncology Residency Coordinator
Barrett Cancer Center
3151 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219