The UCI Radiation Oncology Department believes that the foundation for achieving our goals is to embrace the quality imperative in everything we do. This includes safety and quality in our clinical care and research activities as well as excellence in our educational endeavors and value in our community outreach initiatives. Residents are expected to participate in quality assurance activities throughout training and are an integral part of the department’s commitment to quality assurance and patient safety. In addition to weekly peer-review conferences, a weekly quality assurance meeting (Tuesdays at noon) attended by representatives of all divisions of the Department including nursing, therapy, and dosimetry, occurs on an ongoing basis for purposes of self-evaluation. As mandated by the University of California, residents are required to work with faculty mentors to develop initiatives to promote safety in the workplace through designated radiation oncology clinical quality initiative (CQI) projects, formulated in accordance with the program director and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) staff.