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Residency Review Committee Requirements

The Residency Review Committee has provided some basic guidelines for training in radiation oncology. View guidelines document.

In the recent RRC meeting, there was some discussion about resident training in the administration of unsealed sources. With the increasing use of radiolabeled, targeted therapy, it is imperative for the radiation oncologist to understand delivery, monitoring and follow-up of patients who require radioimmunotherapy. To this end, the RRC will likely incorporate unsealed source training into the curriculum of radiation oncology residency in the near future. In the future, didactic lectures will be required of individual residency programs, board questions will be incorporated into the written exam and six cases (I-131, strontium, etc.) will be required to be logged during residency.

  • Number of accredited radiation oncology residency programs for the 2009-2010 academic year: 81
  • Number of radiation oncology residency positions filled for the 2009-2010 academic year: 617
Content last updated 9/21/2011
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