Program Information

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program at the University of Colorado Denver is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University Of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado (just east of Denver). Clinical rotations are primarily based at our main Anschutz campus with opportunities to spend time at our UCHealth community radiation oncology clinics. Affiliated hospitals include the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center, and the Children's Hospital Colorado.

Our Radiation Oncology Residency is a four-year program beginning at the PGY-2 level. 

Clinical training overview:
  • >36 clinical months
  • Five rotations per year (10-11 week blocks) scheduled in advance of the academic year.
  • Seniors (PGY-5s) are encouraged to tailor their final rotations towards their career interests.
  • Residents are primarily assigned to single coverage attending physician services. We have limited (2) services with two part time attendings.
  • Residents receive extensive clinical experience including LINAC and Gamme Knife based stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, image guided radiotherapy, clinical electron treatments, high dose rate and low dose rate brachytherapy, pediatrics, total body irradiation, and total skin electrons.
  • Residents reliably meet ACGME minimum requirements within the program.

Research and elective training: 
Residents receive up to 6-12 months typically during their PGY-4 year. Residents have pursued a range of projects in lab science, clinical research, trial development, public health, quality and safety, dosimetry and physics, international experiences, and externships (e.g. ABS 300 in 10). 

We are proud of our residents’ diverse accomplishments and their contributions to our field – please ask them about what they have done!

Education Curriculum:
  • We emphasize education in all aspects of care to best prepare our trainees for their careers.
  • Disease based didactics include a mix of attending, resident, and guest lectures.
  • Physics and radiobiology didactics run throughout the year.
  • We have a dedicated curriculum with didactics and practical workshops for teaching image fusions, image guided radiotherapy, and CB-CHOP plan review methods.




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