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Medical Residency Program

Director: Sung Kim, M.D, Associate Professor

The residency program is a four-year clinical training program aimed at training highly qualified radiation oncologists. Currently, there are eight resident positions in the program. During a four year period of time, residents rotate through three-month blocks, with one-to-one training with our faculty at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, VA Hospital at East Orange NJ, and University Hospital (Newark) Radiation Therapy facility. Residents actively participate in the treatment planning involved with patient care, learning 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), sterotactic body radiotherapy, Tomotherapy, GammaKnife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)  and Proton Treatment in the near future.

There are many educational and teaching conferences sponsored by the Department, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers 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," "Planning Rounds," "Morning Report," & "Chart Rounds"  conferences, and monthly grand rounds. Rutgers 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. The residency training program participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Outstanding graduates from accredited medical schools are welcome to apply. A copy of 2013-2014 Resident Handbook can be found here.

Contact Information

Sung Kim, MD, Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany St, Room 2038
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-253-3939
Fax: 732-253-3953
Email: sk1375@rutgers.edu