Program Overview of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Goals of the Radiation Oncology residency program guide the efforts to promote training in patient care and research. They are:

  • To provide a well-rounded educational experience for clinical training in radiation oncology, with comprehensive understanding of oncologic principles, radiation oncology treatment techniques, radiation dosimetry, radiation physics, and experimental radiobiology.
  • To provide an environment that promotes clinical expertise in oncology, with exposure to the details of treatment for the full spectrum of disease sites, the pathology in each disease site, the key radiographic findings and the surgical and medical options.
  • To foster a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care through participation in disease site-oriented conferences that combine highly specialized medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists.
  • To introduce and promote clinical research through retrospective and prospective evaluations of patients treated at Nebraska Medicine.

The residents will be responsible to attend the didactic sessions, participate in the new case conference, chart rounds, mortality and morbidity conference and journal club as they are scheduled.  The residents will also enhance their education by attending various multidisciplinary tumor boards and conferences.