Visiting and Elective Residents and Fellows

We welcome UT Faculty of Medicine residents and fellows from all specialties who wish to learn more about radiation oncology and become familiar with the role of radiation treatment in the management of diverse oncological and non-cancerous problems.

This policy applies to two categories of residents/fellows:

  • Elective Resident/Fellow
  • Visiting Resident/Fellow

Mandatory training requirements, such as for medical oncology, are not covered by this policy.

 

Visiting Resident/Fellow

This type of rotation is designed for a visiting resident/fellow to better understand the role of radiation treatment in the management of a malignancy relevant to their discipline.

This would include, for example, Thoracic Surgical Oncology rotations, where the experience is part of a structured program in multidisciplinary oncology.

A visiting resident attends only 2 clinical sessions (i.e., ambulatory clinics, review clinics, radiation treatment planning, or brachytherapy) per week, or the equivalent of 20% or less of the week, and the rotation lasts 1 month or less. There are no on-call or other service responsibilities.

 

Elective Resident/Fellow

This type of rotation is designed to provide an explicit learning experience in radiation oncology, either in a focused sub-specialized area of interest, or a broad overview of radiation oncology practice.

This category includes residents who elect to undergo further training in any area of radiation oncology. Elective residents will have weekly tutorials (or other suitable teaching), and are evaluated through the POWER system.

An elective resident attends more than 2 clinical sessions (i.e., ambulatory clinics, review clinics, radiation treatment planning), or the equivalent of >20% of their time, and their rotation typically lasts more than 1 month (including any vacation time).

Residents in the program for > 1 month will take call with back-up according to their seniority (PGY1-3 take maximum of 6 calls/month, PGY4 and higher take maximum of 2 calls/month), and are expected to take on appropriate clinical responsibilities, such as following RT planning through the entire process of simulation and verification, and monitoring patients during and after treatment.

 

Application requirements

  • A formal letter from the resident’s/fellow’s program director, which states the goals and objectives of the rotation and confirmation of dates
  • A copy of the resident’s/fellow’s CV

All requests must be processed through the UT DRO Education Office via Catherine Wong at catherinek.wong@utoronto.ca

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