The Loyola University Medical Center Radiation Oncology department maintains an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited four-year residency program in radiation oncology. Residents start radiation oncology training after completion of a transitional PGY-1 year or internship in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, obstetrics & gynecology, or family medicine. This PGY-1 year must include at least nine months of direct patient care in medical and/or surgical specialties other than radiation oncology. The residency program follows the ACGME program requirements for radiation oncology https://www.acgme.org/Portals/0/PFAssets/ProgramRequirements/430_radiation_oncology_2017-07-01.pdf
The goal of the residency program is to educate and train caring and compassionate physicians to be skilled in the practice of clinical oncology and radiation oncology. Residents should be competent with respect to patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems based practice. Education will focus on the natural history, treatment, and prevention of malignant neoplasms as well as the management of associated toxicities. This education will be performed in a multidisciplinary setting and emphasis will be placed on the knowledge of multidisciplinary management of patients. The program will instill a broad clinical and scientific radiation oncology knowledge base into the residents. These goals will be met by the core curriculum, which consists didactic and clinical curriculum. Clinical curriculum is broken down into 36-42 months of clinical rotations and 6-12 months of research and/or electives (total 48 months). There are research opportunities in translational research in cancer biology & immunology and medical physics as well as impactful clinical research. Didactic curriculum includes, but is not limited to resident teaching conferences, grand rounds, chart rounds, multidisciplinary conferences, journal clubs, morbidity and mortality, radiobiology and physics courses.
The resident will obtain competency to the level expected of a new practitioner in the six ACGME competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, Interpersonal Communication and Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice. Objectives will incrementally progress by PGY level with a trajectory that will lead to autonomous practice.
The program has clinical services within the primary and integrated institutions: breast, gastrointestinal, gynecological, skin, thoracic, CNS, genitourinary, head and neck, lymphoma, sarcoma, and a pediatric rotation at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Our residents also obtain clinical experience at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. There are significant clinical opportunities with well rounded balance of diseases treated and available technologies. We offer a robust high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy experience including prostate, intracavitary and interstitial gynecologic, skin, head and neck, and sarcoma. Breast brachytherapy is performed with intraoperative electronic brachytherapy. Hyperthermia is offered as another unique procedure for our patients and trainees. There are very active programs in stereotactic radiosurgery including both frame-based and frameless treatments, stereotactic body radiation therapy for many sites, and a very active oligometastasis program.
Loyola University Medical Center prides itself on creating a warm and friendly environment centered on excellence in patient care, education, and research.
- A cover letter explaining your interest in this position and, if applicable, the reason for leaving your current residency program (if applicable)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- ERAS Application
- USMLE Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS, Step 3)
- Medical School Transcript and Diploma
- In-training exam results, if available
- Foreign Medical Graduates: ECFMG Certification, visa status
Internal Number: LORO2
About Loyola University Medical Center
Loyola physicians are national and international experts in their fields and members of the faculty of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Many conduct research into the treatment of heart disease, cancer, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, orthopaedic and neurological disorders and more.
The Radiation Oncology department offers a fully accredited four-year residency program for eight residents. Our residency emphasizes multi-disciplinary cancer care, advanced radiotherapeutic technologies and procedures, didactic and clinical teaching, clinical/basic science research, and service to our patients and our discipline. Our goal is to educate and train physicians to be optimally skilled in the practice of radiation and clinical oncology. We emphasize teaching and evaluating the six core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, communication, professionalism, and system-based practice. Ultimately we intend for our graduating physicians to be outstanding clinicians, potential researchers, and make significant future contributions in the radiation oncology field.
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