Department of Radiation Oncology
Residency Training Program

Residency Program

The USC Keck School of Medicine Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program is located on the USC Health Science Campus near metropolitan Los Angeles. It is a four-year (48-month) training program which is accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.) The program’s goals and objectives have been designed and structured to meet the specific educational criteria designated by the ACGME’s Common Program, Institutional, and RRC Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Radiation Oncology. Residents will be regularly evaluated on the ACGME Core Competencies which have been incorporated into the program’s curriculum.

Program Goals

  • Acquire the necessary skills to practice medicine independently and competently
  • Provide patients and their families with compassionate, comprehensive, and quality medical care while demonstrating a responsiveness to the patient’s needs that supersedes self-interest
  • Provide an environment that recognizes, encourages and facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration as a critical component of professional development and clinical excellence
  • Evaluate competency through formative and summative methods with opportunity for continuous performance improvement
  • Maintain an academic curriculum and learning environment in preparation of certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR)

Program Overview
Residents will complete five major clinical rotations in each academic year of the four-year program, with each rotation lasting approximately 10 weeks. The major rotations are as follows:

  • Head and Neck/Genitourinary
  • Gastrointestinal/Central Nervous System/Skin
  • Gynecologic Oncology/Lung/Hematology
  • Breast/Sarcoma
  • Norris Radiation Oncology

Residents may also be assigned to an “elective” rotation, during which time he or she may choose to participate in academic research, or fulfill the mandatory ACGME educational requirements in:

  • Pediatric Radiation Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncologic Pathology
  • Diagnostic Imaging

The resident's training in pediatric radiation oncology will take place at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a rotation which lasts approximately two months (to be completed prior to the end of the fourth year.) The resident may fulfill the educational requirement in medical oncology by completing a two-month clinical rotation, or by documented attendance at regularly-scheduled multidisciplinary conferences.

The pathology and diagnostic imaging requirements may be satisfied through one-month clinical rotations or by documented attendance at multidisciplinary conferences if pathology and imaging material for both pediatric and adult patients are shown and discussed.

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