Education & Training

Specialty Clinical Rotations

Resident radiation oncology training includes a minimum of 36 months of clinical work. During this time, residents rotate for two-month blocks on a specialty service based at the main campus. The rotations include:

  • Breast
  • Central nervous system (CNS)
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Gynecological
  • Head and neck
  • Pediatrics/lymphoma
  • Thoracic

The residents also have the opportunity to rotate at one of the ambulatory clinics at Chagrin Highlands, located eight miles east of main campus, as well as rotations at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center. Residents participate in all aspects of clinical care, including:

  • Follow-up care
  • Initial consultation and treatment selection
  • On-treatment management
  • Treatment planning

Didactic Lectures and Conferences

The patient care responsibilities are complemented by numerous protected teaching conferences, including:

  • Chart rounds
  • Grand rounds
  • Journal club
  • Morbidity and mortality conference
  • Weekly resident case conference

Introductory clinical didactics are offered by faculty throughout the academic year, and faculty members conduct lectures annually in the formal radiation oncology grand rounds. Our Grand Rounds lecture series is supplemented by prestigious visiting professors several times each academic year. The comprehensive physics and radiobiology courses are attended by (Post Graduate Year) PGY2 and PGY4 residents. Our residents are also encouraged to attend the weekly UH Seidman Cancer Center Grand Rounds for lectures on medical oncology topics.