The Georgia Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology residency program in radiation oncology prepares physicians to practice as independent, highly skilled radiation oncologists. The training consists of a comprehensive clinical experience, interwoven with clinical and transitional research. Importantly, our program allows physicians with long-term academic goals to have opportunities to pursue their interests.
Certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME # 4301200126), the four-year Augusta University radiation oncology residency program provides a broad experience not only in oncologic clinical radiotherapy, but also in radiation physics, radiobiology and research.
The program aims to equip physicians-in-training with professional competence in overall
management of radiotherapy cases (adults and pediatrics) and proficiency with advanced
radiotherapy techniques, gamma knife, targeted therapy, and brachytherapy procedures.
Residents participate in the total radiotherapeutic management of all cases of their
supervising staff, and with their advancement comes progressively increasing responsibilities.
Residents also learn through participation in surgical, chemotherapeutic, hormonal, and immunologic treatment of many types of malignant and benign disease. Active participation in disease / site specific multidisciplinary conferences offer collaborative decision-making experiences. Research projects, internal and external elective rotations, and interdisciplinary clinics, as well as regular departmental and institutional conferences and lecture series, are all part of this comprehensive curriculum.