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Radiation Oncology Residency


We would like to welcome you to Thomas Jefferson's Radiation Oncology Program. Thank you for exploring our website.

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program trains physicians in a multi-disciplinary, research-based, patient-oriented approach to the practice of radiation oncology. We offer an ACGME accredited four-year residency program.  As a hospital-based service with a major academic role within the medical college, our department considers resident training its most important academic function.

Jefferson's philosophy emphasizes basic science and translational research as a platform for the cutting-edge practice of oncology. Faculty members provide instruction in all aspects of radiation oncology:  megavoltage photon- and electron-beam therapy, interstitial and intracavitary radioactive-source implantations, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, hyperthermia, and the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioactive isotopes.  Additionally, we have arranged for our residents to have the opportunity  to enhance their educational experience by participating in the following off-site rotations during their training:

  • A six week Pediatric Radiation Oncology Rotation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN
  • A four week Gynecologic and Thyroid Malignancies Rotation at Washington University St. Louis, MI
  • A four-week Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Ablative Radiosurgery (SRS/SABR) with Cyberknife for various cancer cases at Christiana Care in Newark, DE 

The Department pays for housing and travel expenses related to required external rotations.