Public Comment: ACGME Radiation Oncology Residency Program Requirements
Prompted by changes to the Common Program Requirements, the ACGME’s Radiation Oncology Review Committee has proposed revisions to the radiation oncology residency requirements. The ACGME will be accepting comments until May 15. The impact statement describes major revisions. Please review the proposed changes with your colleagues and provide feedback on these proposed requirements. Comments should be sent to RO@acgme.org by the May 15 deadline.
2019 ADROP Retreat
Save the Date! - Plans are underway for the next ADROP member retreat that will take place on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the ASTRO Headquarters in Arlington, Va. Registration for the retreat will open in March. Stay tuned to the ADROP Update newsletter and website for more information.
2019 ADROP Annual Meeting
The next ADROP Annual Meeting will take place in McCormick Place West, Chicago on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Registration will open in June. Learn more about this year's ADROP Annual Meeting.
Updated Study Guides for Physics and Radiation and Cancer Biology Now Available
We are delighted to inform you that the new, revised radiation oncology initial certification study guides for physics and radiation and cancer biology are now available on the ABR website.
Curriculum and Radiobiology Curriculum Work Groups, these study guides were completed in a timely manner in order to provide guidance for residents and candidates preparing for the 2019 exams. Per the ABR, it is critical that members understand the purpose of the guides and a clarification:
- Topics have been categorized and divided in a more granular fashion that should better focus preparation and allow for improved understanding and usefulness of performance reporting.
- References have been carefully selected to be highly useful to residents and candidates in exam preparation; primary and secondary references will serve as the sources for a majority of exam items.
- It must be understood that the basic nature of science is fluid, and that in any given year, exam items may be added and not specifically referenced in the study guide. The number of such items would be limited.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the ABR.
Resident Interview Calendar in the ROhub
As you begin to set your program’s resident interview dates for the upcoming 2019-2020 match cycle, we encourage you to add your program’s dates to this calendar. Please note that this calendar will only be accessible to ADROP and AROPC members who have access to the ADROP community in the ROhub.
To access the resident interview calendar in the ROhub, please follow these steps:
- Navigate to rohub.astro.org.
- Enter your ASTRO email address and password. Click the “Log in” button.
- From the landing page, select the “My Communities” button.
- Once on the Online Communities page, locate and click the “ADROP” button.
- On the ADROP page, click on the “Community Calendar” button located on the right side of the page to access the resident interview calendar.
If you would like to add your residency program’s dates to the calendar, please email your program’s information to Nicki Froats.
ADROP Private Community
ADROP has a dedicated area in the ROhub, ASTRO’s online private community, for our exclusive use. This area facilitates member-led discussions, supports a file library and provides a place to conduct official business.
- Go to the ROhub.
- Log in using your ASTRO credentials (email address and password). Click the “Log in” button.
- If for some reason you are not directed into the ADROP communities, look for the blue bar under the banner. Select Communities, My Communities and select ADROP from that list.
Questions about ADROP
If you have any membership or other questions about ADROP, please contact Nicki Froats.