Our educational programs offer unique learning opportunities. Moffitt Cancer Center, located in Tampa, Florida, is one of the top cancer centers in the country and a high-volume treatment center, which affords nearly unparalleled opportunity for our trainees to see/treat a vast breadth and variety of patients. It is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.
Moffitt was only founded in 1986, but it has led the way in interdisciplinary cancer care. Since its inception, its departments have been organized by disease site, not by treatment modality. Consequently, the disease-site specialists work as a coordinated unit and share the same office and clinic space, which is not typical of most centers. Most departments have interdisciplinary clinics to evaluate new patients at a single appointment. Each department holds one or more tumor boards per week. Specific Radiation Oncology faculty have appointments in each of these departments.
Moffitt affords numerous research opportunities for our medical students, residents, and fellows. Years ago, it created a prospective study called Total Cancer Care which is offered to every new patient. All patient information, imaging, tumor samples, genetic information, treatment information, and outcomes are part of the study. The protocol has since been expanded to encompass a number of other cancer centers as well, as part of the ORIEN Network. These data are available to residents/fellows. The department has a Research Plan which you are welcome to peruse.
The Department of Radiation Oncology currently has 20 clinical faculty but is continuing to expand. Consequently, the department has its own robust research program.
Our Residency Program currently is allotted 10 residents, though this number is anticipated to expand. The program is administered through the University of South Florida GME Office. However, the radiation oncology residents are based at Moffitt. We currently have two radiation oncology fellowships. Each year, we have a number of medical students and foreign rotators as well, in alignment with our department’s comprehensive educational goals. We invite you to apply to these programs. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Jessica Frakes, MD
Program Director, Radiation Oncology Residency
Department of Radiation Oncology
12902 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612