Rotation Schedule 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.