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.