Education in Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology seeks to educate the next generation of radiation oncologists and medical physicists through the following programs:
- Physician Residency Program. Our Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited Physician Residency Program seeks to provide quality education in oncology and the use of radiation in the treatment of disease. Upon finishing the program, residents will understand the biology, pathology, natural history, workup, and treatment approaches (radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy) for cancer. Residents will also achieve competency in the delivery of various radiation therapy modalities for patients with benign or malignant disease.
- Medical Physics Residency Program. Our Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP)-certified Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency Program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical therapeutic medical physics. The program aims to prepare the graduate for board certification and a professional career in radiation oncology.
- Medical Physics Graduate Program. The University of Florida’s CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Program is one of the oldest medical physics programs in the US, originating in 1961. While our program is academically housed in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, it represents a joint effort of the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine. Participating departments include Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Neurosurgery.
- Cancer Biology Graduate Program. The Cancer Biology Concentration is one of seven other concentrations in the UF College of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences (http://idp.med.ufl.edu/). The goal of the Cancer Biology Concentration is to provide a vibrant academic program designed to supply graduate students with interdisciplinary training in cancer research at both the fundamental and translational levels. The program spans many disciplines involved in the understanding of the development, progression, dissemination, and treatment of cancer.