A typical outline of the four year training program is as follows:
PGY-2: 11 months of clinical rotations and a 1 month dosimetry rotation.
PGY-3: 8 months of clinical rotations, 1 month medical oncology rotation, and a 3 month research rotation.
PGY-4: 9 months of clinical rotations and 3 months spent in a clinical or translational research rotation.
PGY-5: 6 months of clinical rotations, 3 months spent in a clinical or translational research rotation and 3 months spent in elective rotations, which may include subspecialty clinical rotations, research time, or rotations outside the department.
Clinical Rotations include the following:
- Head and Neck
- Sarcoma and Skin
During clinical rotations, while under staff supervision, residents evaluate all new patients and are responsible for the patient's management while under treatment, including the simulation, treatment planning and execution of treatment. It is expected that residents follow patients through the course of therapy from start to follow-up. Rotations are generally 3 months in length and residents usually work one-on-one with a faculty physician who has one or more designated areas of special interest with advanced expertise. Resident progress is evaluated and discussed on an individual basis following the completion of each clinical rotation.
Clinical rotations take place at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital (University of Utah campus) and at Intermountain Medical Center (Salt Lake City). These two, very different facilities, give residents a well rounded experience in both academic and private practice. In addition, our association with Primary Children's Medical Center (University of Utah campus) affords our residents access to a significant number of pediatric cases with a wide variety of cancer diagnoses. This considerable pediatric experience is one of the programs greatest strengths.