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Radiation Oncology Medical Residency Program

Director: Sung Kim, M.D, Associate Professor
Associate Residency Program DirectorJoseph Weiner, MD, Assistant Professor

The residency program is a four-year clinical training program aimed at training highly qualified radiation oncologists. Currently, there are nine resident positions in the program. Residents rotate through three-month blocks, with one-to-one training with our faculty at four facilities:  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, VA Hospital at East Orange NJ, University Hospital (Newark) and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston). Residents actively participate in the treatment planning involved with patient care, learning modern techniques such as IMRT, protons, SBRT, 3D conformal therapy, and brachytherapy. 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 body radiotherapy, Tomotherapy, GammaKnife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and Proton Treatment.

Our program places a very strong emphasis on resident education.  Fridays for the residents are protected time and are dedicated almost solely to resident education and they have lectures on clinical radiation oncology, radiation physics and radiobiology. 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 keep 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 2018-2019 Resident Handbook can be found here.

The program’s goal as far as research time is to give residents the opportunity to perform the research that is of their particular interest and that may help them start their academic careers. Each resident has at least 6 months of elective time, which they can use for outside rotations or to do a research project. Residents who would like to pursue a more involved research project can apply to the program director for up to 12 months of research elective. With the 12 month elective, past residents have worked on clinic research projects, participated in writing protocols, and also performed bench research.

If you have additional questions about the program, feel free to contact us directly.

Residency Program Contact Information

Residency Program Coordinator:  Angelina Acevedo (acevedad@cinj.rutgers.edu)

Program Director: Sung Kim (sk1375@cinj.rutgers.edu).

Associate Residency Program Director:  Joseh Weiner (weinerjp@cinj.rutgers.edu)