Radiation Oncology Residency

Our ACGME certified residency program offers a full educational experience leading to eligibility for board certification by the American Board of Radiology. Residents participate in didactic lectures given by the attending physicians, medical physicists and radiobiologists, as well as guest lecturers from other departments and Universities. Our well-rounded program offers clinical rotations in CNS, breast, gynecologic, head and neck, lung, sarcoma, skin, genitourinary, pediatrics, gastrointestinal, melanoma, and lymphoma. In addition to their clinical rotations, our residents have six months of research and three months of elective rotations. Before beginning our four-year program, residents are required to complete a one year transitional or internal medicine internship.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations take place at the Huntsman Cancer Institute on the University of Utah campus, our satellite clinics at the South Jordan Health Center or Farmington, and at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. These very different facilities, give residents a well comprehensive experience in both academic and private practice. In addition, our association with Primary Children's Hospital 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 program’s greatest strengths.

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 one to three 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.

For Medical Students: Elective Rotation

Medical students who are particularly interested in our radiation oncology training program are encouraged to participate in a two or four week elective rotation in our department. It's a good way for us to distinguish you from the many other qualified applicants. An elective rotation can be arranged through the University of Utah School of Medicine Student Affairs Office. Students who are selected to rotate with us are automatically interviewed for a residency position during their rotation, eliminating the need to come out a second time.


If you have any questions contact Michelle Denney, 801-581-8781 or michelle.denney@hci.utah.edu.