RADIATION ONCOLOGY 1 PART II - 2008
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA
Name of Program Director:
Date of Review:
Sites Participating in this Program:
Program Website / URL:
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"There must be sufficient resources including teaching faculty, the number and variety of patients, physical and technical resources, as well as the
supporting facilities and services necessary to provide the opportunity for all residents in the program to achieve the educational objectives and
receive full training as defined by the specialty training requirements in the specialty or subspecialty."
Where the resources to provide "full training" are not available at the sponsoring university, several different types of inter-university affiliations may be
negotiated, as stated in the grey book "General Information Concerning Accreditation of Residency Programs." It should be noted that the exchange of
residents between two fully accredited programs does not require an inter-university affiliation.
1. Teaching Faculty
List by teaching site the members of the teaching faculty who have a major role in this program, including members from other departments. In indicating a
subspecialty, use as a criterion whether he or she is considered by colleagues as a subspecialist and functions academically and professionally as one.
Teaching Site Name University Rank Specialty
Nature of Interaction with Resident
(e.g. clinical, teaching, research)
What percentage of faculty listed above (#2.) have been practising in the specialty/subspecialty:
< 15 years %
> 25 years %
2. Physical Facilities for Radiation Oncology
Is there sufficient physical space and facilities at all of your participating institutions for teaching Radiation Oncology? Yes No If no, please
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NAME OF INSTITUTION:
The four pages which follow (pages 9-12) are to be completed for each participating institution.
3. Equipment and Support Facilities
a) Therapy Equipment
Number of Units
Total units of all types
Electron energies available (please list)
Brachytherapy Yes No
High Dose Rate Yes No
Pulsed Dose Rate Yes No
Low Dose Rate Yes No
Manually Loaded Permanent Implants Yes No
i) Operating Room Facilities Yes No
Brachytherapy Facilities Yes No
ii) Patient Immobilisation Facilities Yes No
Treatment Planning Workstations Number
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Do residents have adequate time on their workstations? Comment
Do residents have adequate involvement in treatment plan
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4. Specialized Support Staff
Is there sufficient access to support staff for teaching? If no, please specify.
a) Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine Yes No
b) Physicists Yes No
c) Radiobiologists Yes No
d) Diagnostic Imaging Yes No
e) Pathology Yes No
f) Other staff (specify) Yes No
5. Patient Load, Consultations, and Clinics
a) Total number of consultations by radiation oncologists in your program annually
b) Total number of courses of radiation administered annually
c) Average number of in-patients cared for by Radiation Oncology daily
d) Are there adequate medical/surgical consultative resources available in the institution to support the Radiation Oncology program?
If no, please describe how this standard is met.
6. Breakdown of Radiation Therapy Workload
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a) Are there adequate numbers of patients in individual tumour sites to support the needs of the training program?
If no, explain how this standard is met.
b) Please specify the number of pediatric patients seen in your program annually.
7. Clinical Oncology
Does the program provide rotational or other arrangements whereby the individual resident gains experience in the following:
Surgery Yes No
Chemotherapy Yes No
Hormone Therapy Yes No
Immunotherapy Yes No
Palliative Care Yes No
Pediatric Oncology Yes No
If no, describe how this standard is met.
8. Community Oncology Experience
Is there opportunity for the residents to gain exposure to community oncology? Yes No
If no, describe any deficiency.
9. Summary of Adequacy of Resources
Comment on the adequacy of the resources in the overall residency program, with particular reference to the relationship between such resources and the
number of residents dependent upon them. Include consideration of the following questions:
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Are there significant areas where the workload of the teachers (clinical care, undergraduate teaching, etc.) is such as to affect adversely the
continuous supervision and instruction of residents in Radiation Oncology?
Are the numbers of patients and examinations available for teaching sufficient to provide for the training of residents rotating from other
programs and services, without adverse effects on the training of residents in Radiation Oncology?
Are the diagnostic and basic science facilities available to the program sufficient to provide adequate teaching for residents in Radiation
Oncology in addition to other residents sharing the same facilities?