Welcome to the Indiana University Radiation Oncology residency program website and thank you for your interest in our program. We offer a comprehensive residency training program in radiation oncology, thoroughly preparing our graduates for independent practice. While the main objective of our training program is to promote our residents' growth to become clinically excellent radiation oncologists, we offer much more than clinical training during the four years of residency at IU.
The residency program at IU Radiation Oncology is the only radiation oncology residency program in the state of Indiana. IU is home to the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, offering vast resources and opportunities for research collaborations outside of our department. Permits for a new $1.6 billion academic health center in downtown Indianapolis were recently submitted.
The IU Radiation Oncology department is currently home to 13 clinical faculty, 13 physics faculty and 3 radiobiology faculty. In addition to dedicated radiobiology and radiation physics courses, PGY-2 residents participate in a short course in biostatistics, a two-day Oncotalk seminar (similar to Vitaltalk), and a 'protocol month' in March. During this month, residents will lead the development and later the opening of their own prospective clinical trial after which they drive patient enrollment and regulatory compliance, providing a very unique resident experience.
Residents have access to diverse mentorship, and we are proud to tailor residency experiences to each resident's individual career goals. Residents typically work one-on-one with an attending focusing on one to two disease sites, do not cross cover each other in case of absences, and have at least one academic day per week on all rotations. Residents have up to 12 months of non-radiation oncology clinic time for dedicated research or to enroll in a degree program. Didactic time is protected, typically daily from 8-9 am, and there is daily prospective peer review from 12:30-1 pm. Brachytherapy and pediatric volumes are very high. A Clinician Educator Residency Track and Global Health Residency Track are available. Senior residents rotate through one of our community sites. Residents have a generous yearly book fund, and ample vacation, conference, sick and personal time. The Indianapolis metropolitan area has a low cost of living with many of the benefits and attractions of a big city.
Currently, we have 7 residents and are offering two positions for the 2020/21 Match (1 categorical position with an integrated IM internship at IU and 1 advanced position).
We are excited to welcome you for the 2020/21 virtual interview season. Please attend one our resident only meet and greets to get your questions answered and do not hesitate to reach out to myself or associate program director Jordan Holmes, MD.