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Residents are paired with attending physicians on a 1:1 basis for two-month blocks (note that certain elective or offsite rotations may only be one month, and thus may result in a one month rotation with an attending—however, this is an exception). During this time, residents are responsible for seeing all new patient consultations, follow-up visits, and on-treatment visits, and are also responsible for contouring cases and evaluating radiation plans.

In addition to clinical duties, there are a number of educational didactic sessions that constitute protected time for the residents, during which they are not responsible for clinical coverage. Typically, these take place from 8 to 9 am Monday through Friday. These include:

Radiation Oncology Clinical Didactic Lecture Series

The Clinical Didactic Lecture Series consists of lectures on Monday and Wednesday morning. The lecture series is primarily broken up into two-month blocks focusing on particular disease sites (e.g., breast, GU, head and neck). Smaller topics (e.g., benign ocular diseases and sarcoma) typically are grouped together as paired one-month blocks. Most blocks conclude with a mock oral boards session.

Morning Report

This is a weekly case conference where residents are invited to present cases with exceptional educational value and/or considered interesting. The resident will be responsible for presenting the evaluation, staging, and treatment of the case while pointing out relevant imaging and pathology findings. Finally, sufficient time will be used to conduct a thorough analysis of the radiation treatment plan.

Chart Rounds

All cases that are starting treatment in the department are reviewed every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Cases are presented by the resident on the respective service, and the Socratic method is often employed to make teaching points.

Physics/Biology Didactics

Physics and radiobiology lectures are given on Tuesday afternoons in 6 months blocks, alternating throughout the year. Each lecture is led by a faculty member with expertise in that area. The use of review questions from publicly available standardized examinations help consolidate knowledge formation.

Journal Clubs

Sessions focus on discussion of recently published innovative articles pertaining to clinical radiation oncology, biology, and/or physics. An emphasis is placed on multi-disciplinary care. These are held on a monthly basis on the first Monday of the month from noon to 1pm. All residents and faculty are expected to attend.

Clinical Quality Oversight

Each month residents and faculty discuss patient care issues and safety at quality conferences. Patients who have experienced treatment breaks, ER visits, and/or severe toxicities are discussed with an educational perspective. Residents are also required to complete 1 clinical quality improvement (CQI) project during residency.

Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards

Residents attend multidisciplinary tumor boards relevant to their rotation. The exposure to medical oncology, pathology, surgical oncology, and radiology serves to meet ACGME requirements in these areas.

Grand Rounds

The Department regularly hosts prominent academicians from institutions across the country for research seminars. Invited faculty members are selected based on their contributions to clinical care and scientific discovery.

Meet OurFaculty

    • Allen M. Chen, MD, MBA Home

      Allen M. Chen, MD, MBA

      Professor and Chair
    • Peter Maxim, PhD

      Peter Maxim, PhD

      Professor and Vice Chair
    • Charles Limoli, PhD

      Charles Limoli, PhD

      Professor and Vice Chair
    • Jeffrey V. Kuo, MD

      Jeffrey V. Kuo, MD

    • Varun Sehgal

      Varun Sehgal, PhD

    • Aaron B. Simon, MD, PhD

      Aaron B. Simon, MD, PhD

      Assistant Professor
    • Jeremy P. Harris, MD

      Jeremy P. Harris, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Steven N. Seyedin, MD

      Steven N. Seyedin, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Erin Healy, MD

      Erin Healy, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Robert Hesselgesser, MD

      Robert Hesselgesser, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Steven Davis, MD

      Steven Davis, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Michael Reilly, PhD

      Michael Reilly, PhD

      Assistant Professor
    • Mengying Shi, PhD

      Mengying Shi, PhD

      Assistant Professor
    • Munjal Acharya, PhD

      Munjal Acharya, PhD

      Associate Professor
    • Shuaib Juma, MS

      Shuaib Juma, MS

      Staff Physicist
    • Janet Baulch, PhD

      Janet Baulch, PhD

      Project Scientist
    • Warren Inouye, MD

      Warren Inouye, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Robert Kwan, MD

      Robert Kwan, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Annie Truong, APRN

      Annie Truong, APRN

      Nurse Practitioner

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