I am pleased to welcome your inquiry into our residency training program in the Department of Radiation Oncology here at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Our department offers a four-year fully accredited residency and plans to review candidates for the two anticipated positions for July, 2016. Our program is accredited for eight residency positions and we additionally have one clinical fellowship position.
We have been a leader in the area of organ preservation in breast, laryngeal and colorectal cancer and have always been at the forefront of evaluating new technology. Over the past decade, our group has also gained increasing prominence in developing innovative approaches to brain tumors, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and clinical trial design. We have introduced new treatment planning and delivery tools into our clinic in recent years, including a dedicated stereotactic linear accelerator, intensity-modulated radiotherapy to extracranial sites, dedicated intro-operative radiotherapy site, and several innovative 3-D treatment planning systems. Over 2,000 new patients are seen at our three other treatment sites.
The oncology program throughout Jefferson, as organized within the NCI-designated Kimmel Cancer Center, has gained wide national recognition. Our department has a number of important leadership positions within the NRG Oncology (we were former leaders in the RadiationTherapy Oncology Group) and we are among the leading accruers to radiation oncology-oriented clinical trials in the nation. As a matter of fact, The RTOG was conceived by our founding Chairman, Dr. Simon Kramer. All of our faculty are dedicated to postgraduate education and teach within the context of a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer patients and cancer research. Our Residents participate in a Research Rotation during their third year of training, and under the guidance of their Research Mentor, have published their work and presented at national conferences on a consistent basis. Our Residents have also been the recipients of Radiological Society of North American (RSNA), Department of Defense (DoD) and Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) grants.
We look forward to reviewing your completed application and meeting you in the coming months.
Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology