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Radiation Oncology Medical Residency Program

Director: Bruce G. Haffty, M.D, Professor

The residency program is a four-year clinical training program aimed at training highly qualified radiation oncologists. Currently, there are six resident positions in the program. During a four year period of time, residents rotate through three-month block of one-to-one training with our faculty at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Cancer Center, and UMDNJ University Hospital (Newark) Radiation Therapy facility. In addition to the treatment planning involved with patient care, residents will have aphysics rotation in order to learn the modern techniques of IMRT, IGRT and 3D conformal therapy.  Residents are actively involved with many clinical procedures, including but not limited to, CT-based and conventional simulations, IMRT and 3D conformal treatment design and planning, the planning and delivery of HDR and LDR brachytherapy, total body irradiation (TBI), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and radiotherapy (SRT), and Tomotherapy, etc.

There are many educational and teaching conferences sponsored by the Department, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the hospitals. Weekly didactic courses in radiation physics and radiobiology are repeated every year, and residents are required to attend the courses to learn the physical and biological principles that are the backbone of radiation oncology. Our residents routinely attend weekly disease-specific multidisciplinary tumor boards, weekly departmental "New Patient" conferences and chart rounds, and monthly grand rounds. CINJ and the Department each host monthly Grand Rounds with invited expert clinicians and scientists. Weekly journal club helps residents to keep in pace with the cutting edge in Radiation Oncology. In addition to sharing many patients' care with fellows and faculty in Medical Oncology, our residents routinely attend the weekly Fellow's Lecture.

The residency training program participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Outstanding graduates from accredited medical schools are welcome to apply. Further information regarding the application process is available by contacting:

Bruce G. Haffty, M.D., Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany St, Room 2038
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-235-5203 (Phone)
732-235-7493 (FAX)
hafftybg@umdnj.edu

or

Jo-Ella McClinnon

Department of Radiation Oncology
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany St, Room 2038
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-235-6181 (Phone)
732-235-7493 (FAX)
SpruillJ@umdnj.edu

 

Radiation Dosimetrist Program:

This dosimetrist training program is affiliated with the Dosimetrist Program of Thomas Jefferson University. Each year, one dosimetrist student is selected through a matching process and rotates through each clinical section of the department. Under the guidance of the chief of physics and the chief of dosimetry, each student is expected to be familiar with every clinical aspect of a radiation oncology department and to gain hands-on clinical experiences of treatment planning. After one year of academic education at Thomas Jefferson University and hands-on clinical training at RWJUH, each student should be eligible for board certification in medical dosimetry and should be able to conduct duties of a medical dosimetrist. More information is available by contacting:

Ning J. Yue, Ph.D., Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-253-3985 (Phone)
yuenj@umdnj.edu