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.
The Radiation Oncology Residency is a four-year program beginning at the PGY-2 level. The training program typically includes at least 36 clinical months and up to 12 elective or research months. Physics and radiobiology didactics run throughout the year. Residents are paired with 1-2 attending physicians during clinical rotations. Our residents receive extensive clinical experience including LINAC and Gamma Knife based stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, image guided radiotherapy, high dose rate and low dose rate brachytherapy, total body irradiation, and total skin electrons. We emphasize education in all aspects of care including CB-CHOP plan review methods.
All residents participate in research, both during the protected research time and throughout their training. Resident research projects have included clinical, translational, quality improvement, physics, and basic science projects. They have opportunities to present their work at both local and national meetings.