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Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
University of South Florida (USF)

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program is sponsored by the University of South Florida Office of Graduate Medical Education. Moffitt Cancer Center serves as the primary training site and assumes ultimate responsibility for the Radiation Oncology Residency Program. The James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital and the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute serve as participating training institutions.

Residency Program Training Goals

The goals of the Residency Training Program are to provide excellence in resident education in an environment which utilizes technically advanced equipment and encompasses compassionate, multidisciplinary patient care with concern for quality of life and to foster new knowledge through scholarly activities in order to develop skilled radiation oncologists who will become recognized experts in the field.

Length of Program

The Program offers a four-year training program in Radiation Oncology, following the successful completion of a preliminary training year.

Criteria

Applicants must meet the following qualifications: satisfactory completion of PGY-1 level or greater year in a United States ACGME accredited program. The first year of postgraduate resident clinical training must be conducted in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery or surgical specialties, pediatrics, or a transitional-year program. PGY-1 preliminary training is not provided by the Radiation Oncology Residency Program. The experience will then be followed with four years of focused training in Radiation Oncology.

Residents must have passing scores on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 or equivalent; qualify for a Florida State training license, BLS and ACLS certification and current ECFMG certificate (EFMGs only); and have the fulfillment of general criteria set forth for residents by the University of South Florida College of Medicine. 

Accreditation

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program will follow all training and accreditation guidelines as set forth by the ACGME, to include competency based training and the implementation of the six core competencies.

Graduate Medical Education

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program will fall under the Graduate Medical Education Office of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, which adheres to all polices of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Currently, there are 60 accredited residency programs at the University of South Florida. The Office of Graduate Medical Education provides excellent oversight and educational resources to assist in the maintenance of highly successful graduate medical education programs. Moffitt Cancer Center, Primary Training Site, has a designated Residency Office which consists of a full-time Residency Coordinator dedicated to the Radiation Oncology Residency Program.

Compensation and Benefits

Radiation Oncology residents are employed through the University of South Florida College of Medicine. To view the compensation and benefits package, the Housestaff Manual and Sample Contract, please visit http://health.usf.edu/medicine/gme/index.htm.

Selection of Residents

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program is dedicated to producing quality, highly trained radiation oncologists prepared to seek careers in either academic or private-practice medicine. In order to achieve this goal, the program will seek candidates based upon their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation and integrity, and will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, origin, disability or veteran status.

Application Process

Applications and all accompanying documentation are accepted in the ERAS system only. Interviews are held, by invitation only, in December and January of the interviewing year. The program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). As such, applicants must register with ERAS and the NRMP.

For information, please contact:

Angie Courtney
Residency Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive, MCC-GME
Tampa, FL 33612
813-745-8535
Angie.Courtney@moffitt.org

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