The University of Nebraska Radiation Oncology residency program provides physicians preparing to practice full-time radiation oncology comprehensive clinical training and introduces them to clinical research. Physicians with long-term academic goals also have opportunities to purse intensive research, both clinical and laboratory. This program can be expected to supply broad experience not only in oncologic clinical radiotherapy, but also in radiation physics, radiobiology, and research.
The program aims to equip physicians-in-training with professional competence in overall management of radiotherapy cases and proficiency with advanced radiotherapy techniques and brachytherapy procedures. Residents participate in the total radiotherapeutic management of all cases with their supervision staff. With residents' achieving knowledge and skills comes progressively increasing responsibilities.
Residents also learn through observation of and direct participation in surgical, chemotherapeutic, hormonal, and immunologic treatment of many types of malignant disease. Multidisciplinary clinics and conferences offer collaborative decision-making experiences. Research projects, elective rotations and interdisciplinary clinics, as well as regular departmental and institutional conferences and lecture series, are all a part of this challenging curriculum.
Program Director: Andrew Wahl, MD
Program Coordinator: Shaun Capurro
Radiation Oncology Residency Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
987521 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7521