Radiation Oncology Residency


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Type

  • On Campus


Application Process

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The Department of Radiation Oncology Mentorship Program matches each resident with an attending who can function in a mentorship role and assist the resident with academic, professional, and personal goals. This program aims to have each resident establish an ongoing relationship with a faculty member, to be able to discuss a wide range of issues in a comfortable, one-on-one environment. This relationship is designed to assist with resident development throughout residency training. In addition, the mentorship program will promote an improved sense of community within the radiation oncology residency, providing residents approachable faculty members for issues that arise both in and outside the department.

Mentorship Program Policy

  • Every resident will select a mentor by January of their PGY-2 year and notify the Residency Program Coordinator of the agreement. It is recommended that no attending should serve as an advisor for more than two residents. It is recommended that each resident meets with his/her mentor a minimum of once per quarter during their PGY-2 year. PGY-3, -4, and -5 are recommended to meet with their mentors at least semiannually.
  • The resident and mentor will discuss the resident’s clinical performance, academic performance, progress toward the completion of scholarly activities, as well as any personal issues. It is the responsibility of both the attending and resident to arrange these meetings. Documentation for these meetings will be turned in to the Residency Program Coordinator, who will keep the information as part of the resident’s file. The mentor should be available and supportive in assisting the resident if personal or work-related problems or difficulties arise.
  • If for any reason the parties involved feel it would be beneficial for the resident to work with a different attending advisor, they need to discuss the issue with the Residency Program Director, who will assist in finding a new mentor for the resident.
  • The attending advisor can become involved in any potential disciplinary action that is being considered against a resident and serve as a mediator and advocate for the resident, as needed.
Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology Residents pictured with Phyllis Lewis, Education Coordinator, and Lydia Komarnicky, MD, Radiation Oncology Residency Program Director and Medical Student Clerkships Director.