Residents are provided with significant opportunity to enhance their training experience through a multitude of educational conferences. The academic year includes a clinical curriculum covering all major disease sites (three hours/week of didactic sessions, case conferences, and journal clubs). Additional training focuses on, but is not limited to: radiation biology, cancer biology, radiation physics, radiation safety, brachytherapy, medical statistics, population sciences, and diversity issues. Quarterly mortality and morbidity conferences and yearly mock oral board sessions supplement these didactics. In addition, Moffitt provides a series of learning opportunities specifically for the Moffitt fellows and radiation oncology residents. Our residents also participate in an annual Moffitt Research Day which is mandatory for all trainees at Moffitt. Our department hosts several prominent visiting professors per year as well, who all spend dedicated time specifically with the residents.
Residents participate in weekly multidisciplinary tumor boards with case presentations and discussion of treatment options during each clinical rotation. Faculty members from each of the respective disciplines are present at each of the conferences. Residents have considerable responsibility for the presentation of patient history and diagnostic findings.
The residents share a room with the Brachytherapy Fellow and Advanced Radiation Oncology Fellow, which affords additional learning opportunity. Each resident/fellow has a dedicated desk, computer, and phone.