radiation oncology

  1. J

    Best IR rotations in the USA

    Hello, I am a Canadian medical student interested in applying for a 1 month rotation in the US in IR. I don't know much about US radiology programs, so I was hoping to find some help here. I am VERY interested in interventional oncology, so I'll ask my question in 2 parts: - what are the...
  2. A

    ACRO: Smoking Cessation and Quality Improvement Webinar

    American College of Radiation Oncology's Resident Committee presents a complimentary webinar for trainees and all ACRO members: Clinic-Based Tobacco Wars: Smoking Cessation and Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology featuring presenters: Dr. Steve Braunstein (UCSF) and Dr. Lisa Singer...
  3. A

    MD & DO Interested in Oncology/Radiation Oncology and want residency application tips?

    Medical students interested in radiation oncology careers as well as medical and surgical oncology, are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar featuring Dr. Neha Vapiwala of the University of Pennsylvania. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time. After...
  4. puahate

    Are we reaching the downward slope in Medicine?

    Looking at posts about not matching and SOAP on here and reddit has me thinking, is medicine worth it? Schools growing, debt increasing, residency spots arent really opening to meet the growing amount of graduates. Look at what happened to RadOnc for example. Will medicine not be worth the...
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    Oncology/Urology Webinar

    ACRO: American College of Radiation Oncology Resident Committee Presents Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy Thursday, September 6, 5:30 PT (8:30ET) Dr. Mack Roach (Radiation Oncology) and Dr. Katsuto Shinohara (Urology) Are you interested in Prostate brachytherapy? Don't get much LDR...
  6. A

    ACRO: RadOnc/Prostate cancer webinar with Dr. Mack Roach

    ACRO: American College of Radiation Oncology Resident Committee Presents Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy Thursday, September 6, 5:30 PT (8:30ET) Dr. Mack Roach (Radiation Oncology) and Dr. Katsuto Shinohara (Urology) Are you interested in Prostate brachytherapy? Don't get much LDR...
  7. F

    State of radiation oncology

    Hi all, I'm a soon-to-be second year medical student who is considering rad onc. However in real life and on this thread, I've been hearing doom and gloom about the specialty. I know it's been asked ad nauseam, but can someone shed some light on the future prospects of the field and also some...
  8. U

    thoughts on neutron capture therapies

    Mods: Please feel free to delete/move this thread if this is not the appropriate subforum. I am an incoming M1 with a very heavy interest in radiation oncology, and I would like to get involved in researching new boron delivery methods for use with BNCT during my time in medical school and...
  9. P

    Future of Rad Onc with therapy advances

    I'm interested in pursuing Radiation Oncology, and was hoping to hear some thoughts on what the future will be like for Radiation Oncologists with some of the advancements in cancer therapy coming out (immunotherapy, for example). From my naive perspective, it seems like the future is pretty...
  10. G

    acr rationale 2013-15

    does anyone have pdf of rationale of acr in service exam 2013-2015 kindly provide if yes
  11. P

    Do radiation oncologists have more patient interactions than radiologists?

    Trying to understand both specialities more. I understand radiologists have very little patient contact, but is it the same for radiation oncologists?
  12. cdf95cro

    Recruitment for Summer Rad Onc Research at MDACC (Head and neck imaging/informatics lab)

    Dear SDN Peeps- Though winter is in the air, summer approaches in the blink of an eye...so all the better to think forward to what you might be doing in Texas next June in 100-degree heat and 100% humidity- chilling *inside* doing research! If you are looking for an exciting, valuable...
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    ACRO Mentorship Program for Medical Students at ASTRO 2017

    My name is Steve Engel, and I am am the committee chair for the mentorship program of ACRO. I wanted to share a bit about our mentorship program for medical students interested in Radiation Oncology. This is an opportunity for you to meet with a radiation oncology resident at ASTRO 2017 in San...
  14. F

    Residents as CO-PI's?

    Our hospital recently switched from allowing residents and fellows to hold Co-PI status on prospective studies to making it far more restrictive. I'm trying to figure out what's the norm at other institutions. Any anecdotes or inside knowledge would be much appreciated especially for those out...
  15. C

    Back up specialty for Rad Onc

    I'm wondering if people who have interviewed in Rad Onc can share their experience about having a back up specialty. According to the NMRP charting outcomes in 2016, 89 Rad Onc applicants who matched applied to more than one specialty. I assumed that the majority of these people (the 39 people...
  16. F

    Please help! Research at away institutions during MS4?

    TL;DR: Deciding to do a dedicated year of research at MSKCC halfway into my MS4 would be a huge life-changing decision involving geographic relocation and postponing my graduation from med school. It's a decision I would be totally happy with however, if only I knew more about whether or not its...
  17. umami!

    MD incoming MS1 seeking research advice (interested in rads, radonc)

    I've been reading a lot of similar threads (advice for incoming MS1, how to find research in med school, etc.) and I was hoping to get some more insight as someone interested in radiology and radiation oncology. My questions: My school doesn't have a radonc residency program. Other than doing...
  18. F

    Good Rad Onc papers/topics for med student presentation

    I thought I would ask around and see if anyone knew of some literature that might serve as appropriate fodder for a 30 minute presentation I have to give in Radiation Oncology in a few weeks. I am currently reading through a few Radiation Oncology journals looking for a paper that seems...
  19. F

    Is Immunotherapy only the purview of Med Onc?

    M4 here, currently pursuing a path in Radiation Oncology. I have always been keenly interested in cancer since I started medical school, and was drawn specifically to Rad Onc due to its use of technology, treatment success, academic nature, and comprehensive range of malignancies one is able to...
  20. H

    Future of Medicine

    Hey everyone! I was wondering about a few things in the next ten to twenty years of medicine. I am an undergraduate student, Molecular Biology Major, and hoping to pursue medicine in the future. This will be my last year, (I have taken my MCAT and have everything set to go). I am deciding on my...
  21. M

    MS-4 on Rad-Onc, need help with selecting presentation topic.

    Hi! I'm a MS-4 going into anesthesiology. I took Rad-onc because I wanted a laid back rotation but also wanted exposure to something different. I have to do a 15 minute "low key" powerpoint presentation on a topic of my choice (very open ended). I know very little about radiation oncology and...
  22. Domek

    Medical Oncology

    Hi everyone, I apologize for my noobishness in regard to these forums. I'm sure there are probably at least half a dozen threads on this already, but I couldn't find one in the .000038 second Google search that I did on the subject so I thought I'd make another one. Here goes... Oncology is...
  23. U

    ACRO Resident Webinar 7/25/16-Applying to Radiation Oncology: A Program Director's Perspective

    ACRO Resident Webinar July 25, 2016| Applying to Radiation Oncology: A Program Director's Perspective Visit Our Website Title: Applying to Radiation Oncology: A Program Director's Perspective Description: The ACRO Resident Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Neha Vapiwala, Associate...
  24. P

    Which medical school for someone interested in radiation oncology?

    The deadline for holding on to just one med school acceptance is coming near, and I'm still torn between Case Western and Colorado School of Medicine. Right now, my primary interest in specialty is radiation oncology. Although I'm keeping an open mind, I think there's a good chance that I will...
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    Rad Onc Case Reports

    Applied Radiation Oncology is accepting submissions for unique radiation oncology case reports. All submissions are reviewed by the ARO board and considered for publication. Submissions are also entered into the ARO quarterly Clinical Case Contest, and could be published as early as June 2016...
  26. paniwani

    eContour - Public Release!

    Announcing the public release of eContour.org, a novel web-based interactive contouring atlas. Register for free to view head & neck and lymphoma cases (with other sites coming soon)! Happy contouring! -- Neil & Erin
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    PGY-5 opening / transfer into UMMC, 2016-2017

    UMMC (Jackson, MS) Radiation Oncology residency program is offering a residency position available on 1 July 2016. PGY-5 candidates will have preference. Current radiation oncology residents should contact Hope Kennedy at [email protected] and submit C.V. and cover letter outlining desire for...
  28. J

    why did you become a Dosimetrist?

    hello, I am currently a radiation therapy student and looking into dosimetry and was wondering what where some reason that people wanted to take the next step and become a Dosimetrist
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    Survey for Resident Radiation Oncologists / Medical Physicists

    Hello, My name is Tim and I am a student researcher at Target Tape, a medical device company based in Vancouver, Canada. Please take a few minutes to respond to our short survey about CT eFOV image distortion - it should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Image distortion during CT...
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    Clinical Case Contest for Rad Onc

    Applied Radiation Oncology is seeking original case reports for publication in its international, board-reviewed quarterly journal, online and in print. Case entries are showcased online in the Contest section and voted on by peers; final winners are determined by the ARO Advisory Board...
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    Clinical Case Contest for Rad Onc

    Applied Radiation Oncology is seeking original case reports for publication in its international, board-reviewed quarterly journal, online and in print. Case entries are showcased online in the Contest section and voted on by peers; final winners are determined by the ARO Advisory Board...