Radiation Oncology Conferences & Lectures
Residents attend four or more department lectures per week, including a weekly physics lecture. In addition, residents also attend our weekly chart rounds, monthly journal club, monthly radiobiology lecture, and a quarterly M & M conference. Each resident is assigned to give a didactic presentation an average of three times per year. Each faculty member is also assigned to give didactic lectures; the topic(s) of their lectures depend on which disease sites they are involved with on their service. Generally, each faculty member gives one to two lectures per year. In addition, visiting professors are brought in from a variety of institutions around the country to give lectures on topics of interest.
Interdepartmental Conferences & Lectures
In addition to departmental conferences and lectures, our residents attend the Huntsman Cancer Institute lecture series and any oncology-based grand rounds within the hospital. Residents are excused from department conference, when applicable, to attend these grand rounds lectures.
Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning Conferences (Tumor Boards)
Tumor board conferences provide residents with an exceptional experience in multidisciplinary management, which is increasingly important in cancer care. All residents are required to attend pediatric and breast tumor boards as well as those tumor boards relevant to their specific clinical rotation. Residents are also required to attend tumor boards related to other services, providing they do not conflict with their service activities.