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RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM REGISTRATION
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RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM REGISTRATION 2009-2010 ONCOLOGY

  1. 1. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM REGISTRATION 2009-2010 ONCOLOGY New applications for ACVIM Residency Training Programs must be received by the Residency Training Committee 90 days prior to any residents beginning training. Before completing this form, please review the general and specific requirements for oncology residency training programs in the ACVIM General Information Guide (GIG). The most current version of the GIG is available on the ACVIM website at www.ACVIM.org. If there is a discrepancy between this form and the GIG, the GIG will be considered correct, however, please contact the ACVIM office or the Residency Training Committee Chairperson for clarification. Prior to making significant changes in a residency training program, approval of the ACVIM and Oncology Resident Training Committee must be obtained. The candidate and/or program director must notify ACVIM, in writing. Significant changes could include, but are not limited to: changes in program director or any mentors, transferring from one program to another, alterations in program duration, switching to a ‘dual board’ program, or enrolling in an institutional graduate program. Notice: Some questions in this form are included for data collection purposes. The inclusion of an item does not imply that the item is a program requirement for ACVIM. For multi-site residency programs: To ensure uniformity of training and compliance with current GIG requirements, training programs which include multiple sites must provide detailed information as to which Diplomates in the specialty of Oncology, as well as other Specialties, will be supervising the resident(s) at each site. In this updated program registration form, the program director must provide specific, detailed information regarding supervision and facilities available at each specific site(s). Check box if this is a renewal application with unaltered information from the previous year: Part 1 Date: August 30, 2009 Program Director: Antonella Borgatti, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), DECVIM-CA (Must be a Diplomate of ACVIM in the Specialty of Oncology) Program Director’s Contact Information: Work Phone: 612-626-5786 Fax: 612-624-0751 E-mail: abj@umn.edu Mailing Address: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 1352 Boyd Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 1. Location of Training Program: Primary Site: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, MN Secondary Site (if applicable): (Please attach specific information regarding the percentage of time scheduled at each site and which rotation requirement shall be met at each site). Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Cary, North Carolina David Ruslander, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology) available to
  2. 2. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine the resident for radiation therapy mentoring Outside Rotations/Other Sites (if applicable): (Please attach signed Letters of Support from all individuals providing off-site training of oncology residents to this registration form. Each Letter of Support should contain specific information regarding the percentage of time schedule at each site and which rotation requirement shall be met at each site. Letters of Support must be submitted annually WITH program renewal forms and WITH each new program request. David Ruslander DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology ________________________________________________ September 29, 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency Training Committee To whom it may concern, This letter is to confirm that I have agreed to provide radiation therapy training for medical oncology residents from the University or Minnesota. This rotation will include up to 4 weeks of training on site at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas. Please do no hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely, David Ruslander DVM 2. Length of Training Program: Yes 2 years 3 years X Other -provide details 3. Advanced Degree: Yes No Optional Masters: X PhD: X Comments: A minimum of 6 weeks of focused research experience and a research project are requirements of the program with the expressed goals of 1) generating an oncology-related Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas 6405 Tryon Rd. Cary, NC 27518 919-233-4911 (phone) 919-854-1155 ( fax) www.VSHCarolinas.com
  3. 3. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine publication to meet board certification requirements and 2) potentially stimulating interest in an academic career. A Master of Science degree option is available for residents; which would be completed during the residency. However, residents who are interested in developing research skills and/or pursuing a research career will be encouraged to consider enrollment in a PhD program or in a traditional fellowship program (non-degree granting) to be completed after the resident fulfills credentialing requirements. This will allow dedicated clinical and research time and optimization of clinical training and research training. Currently, an NIH training grant is in place to support five PhD positions, each for three years of research training in comparative medicine and pathology. At present, post-doctoral fellowships are supported by individual mentors – largely associated with the (Comprehensive) Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota. Additional funding is being sought to support additional spots for both fellows and graduate students. For those who choose to pursue training through PhD or fellowship programs, the majority of their graduate/post-doctoral program will be completed after they fulfill credentialing requirements through the residency. Some coursework and preliminary lab experience (e.g., to choose an advisor), as well as their primary residency research project, will be completed during the residency 4. Resident Advisor(s): (Must be ACVIM Diplomate(s) in Oncology.) Antonella Borgatti, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), DECVIM-CA 5. Supervising Diplomates: (Must be ACVIM Diplomates in Oncology.) Antonella Borgatti, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), DECVIM-CA 6. It is essential that the candidate have direct face to face contact with the supervising Diplomate(s) in the Specialty of Oncology. The minimum 104 week intensive training must be structured in the following way (GIG H1.a.3.f): a. Indirect Supervision: For a minimum of 24 weeks of the residency, the supervising Diplomate(s) must be available for face-to-face contact at least one hour per day for four days per week. b. Direct Supervision: The supervising Diplomate(s) must be actively receiving patients with the resident for a minimum of 50 training weeks (as defined in the GIG, section D.2.d.) during the residency. This is in addition to the 24 weeks listed in 1 above. Affiliated Rotations: In addition to the 74 weeks outlined in 1 and 2 above, a minimum of 24 weeks must be spent actively receiving (direct supervision) patients in affiliated rotations as outlined in the GIG H1.a.3.f. c. Supervising Diplomate(s) Choice of Additional Rotations: In addition to the weeks outlined in 1, 2, and 3 above, 6 weeks of the residency may be unsupervised; this includes any time used for conferences, research, studying for boards or similar activities. Does your residency program comply with the guidelines outlined in a – c above? Yes No X 7. Have the supervising Diplomate(s) and residency candidate read the objectives for an oncology residency as outlined in the General Information Guide, Specialty of Oncology? Yes No X While it may have no bearing on your program, we recommend that the supervising Diplomat(s) and the residency candidate review the GIG yearly. You may obtain a copy of the GIG from the ACVIM website at www.ACVIM.org. 8. Does your training program consist of a minimum of 104 weeks? Yes No X
  4. 4. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 9. The supervising Diplomate(s) should also periodically evaluate the resident (a minimum of once every 6 months) and should discuss the results of those evaluations with the candidate and be able to provide the Residency Training Committee with written summaries of those evaluations if required. A more formal yearly evaluation is required by this Committee every year, and should be sent to the ACVIM Office by August 31st . This evaluation consists of a. the candidate’s updated Oncology Resident weekly schedule log available from the ACVIM Office. b. an evaluation of the resident candidate using the Yearly Update Resident Evaluation form available from the ACVIM Office. Does your program comply with these standards of resident evaluation? Yes No X 10. Please list the residents who have completed the training program within the last five years, including the year that each individual’s training program ended. If possible, please indicate whether the individual has completed the board certification process. Name Program End Date Board-certified? Mike Henson DVM, PhD Brian Husbands DVM Dianna Saam 06/31/04 06/31/04 08/08 No (passed exam, publication required) No (passed exam, publication required) No (passed exam, publication required 11. Please list all residents currently enrolled in the training program in addition to their actual program start and end dates. Name Program Start Date Program End Date Claire Cannon 07/13/09 07/13/12 12. Please list all Diplomates of ACVIM responsible for supervision of clinical training who specialize in areas other than the program being registered. For multisite programs, please use the comments section to give detail pertaining to the method of providing direct (in person, not videoconference) contact with the resident and at which site. Specifically, list the number of contact hours (direct and indirect; see GIG H1.a.2) each diplomate will spend with the resident per month. Name and degree Specialty Site Number of hours P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA Robert Hardy, DVM, MS Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD Rita Miller, DVM Carl Osborne, DVM, PhD Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD David Polzin, DVM, PhD Michelle Ritt, DVM Robert Washabau, VMD, PhD Alistair McVey, DVM Anthony Tobias, DVM, PhD Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Neurology Cardiology U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM 4 weeks of direct supervision by internists on clinics during Internal Medicine rotation as defined by GIG (H.1.a.3), weekly IM JC, daily clinical contact for consultation and case discussion. Daily clinical contact with neurologist and cardiologist for
  5. 5. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine consultation/case discussion. Rotations arranged according to GIG (H.1.a.3) 13. Please list all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Pathology in the areas of clinical pathology or gross/histopathology associated with residency training. For multisite programs, please use the comments section to give detail pertaining to the method of providing direct (in person, not videoconference) contact with the resident and at which site. Specifically, list the number of contact hours each diplomate will spend with the resident per month. Name Clinical or Anatomic Pathology Site How contact provided Leslie Sharkey, DVM, PhD Jed Overman, DVM Laura Snyder, DVM Cathy Carlson, DVM, PhD Timothy O’Brien, DVM, PhD Clinical Clinical Clinical Anatomic Anatomic U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM U. of Minnesota, CVM Contact is provided through one-hour weekly rounds and daily clinical work (discussion of cases and reports with the pathologist as needed) A board certified veterinary pathologist with training in clinical pathology and a fully equipped laboratory facility should be routinely available. In addition, there should be at least 40 hours of direct contact with a clinical pathologist to facilitate training in diagnostic clinical cytology. A board-certified pathologist should be routinely available for evaluation of clinical material. A minimum of 40 hours of direct contact exploring surgical histopathology is required during the residency. Does your program meet these requirements for clinical/surgery pathology training in your residents? Yes No X 14. Please list all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (not including radiation oncology) associated with residency training. For multisite programs, please use the comments section to give detail pertaining to the method of providing direct (in person, not videoconference) contact with the resident and at which site. Name Site How contact provided Drs. Daniel Feeney, Kari Anderson, Laura Ziegler, Chris Ober U. of Minnesota, CVM Daily clinical contact and weekly rounds as required by GIG (H.1.a.3.d) 15. Please list all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Radiology responsible for training in Radiation Oncology. For multisite programs, please use the comments section to give detail pertaining to the site (if off site) and method of providing direct (in person, not videoconference) contact with the resident and how the 4 weeks of GIG-mandated radiation oncology training will be fulfilled. Please attach a letter of support if this training is provided by an off-site ACVR-RO diplomate. Name Comments Drs. Daniel Feeney, Laura Ziegler, David Ruslander The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the few facilities providing radiation therapy in the upper Midwest. The hospital is equipped with a Varian Clinac 2100C (6- 10 MV photon and 6-20 MeV electron capability) with multileaf collimator, digital shaper and Pinnacle planning software. The radiation therapy caseload ranges from 2 to 10 cases per day. Radiation planning is provided by Drs. Dan Feeney and Laura Ziegler, both ACVR diplomats (Radiology). Dr. Feeney has over 30 years of radiation planning experience with multiple publications
  6. 6. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the field. With mentoring from medical oncologists and radiologists, residents will be responsible for the clinical management of patients receiving radiation therapy during the three-year residency. Both Drs. Feeney and Ziegler will introduce residents to radiation planning, dosimetry, and physics related to radiation therapy. In addition to training at the University of Minnesota, residents will also receive one month The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the few facilities providing radiation therapy in the upper Midwest. The hospital is equipped with a Varian Clinac 2100C (6-10 MV photon and 6-20 MeV electron capability) with multileaf collimator, digital shaper and Pinnacle planning software. The radiation therapy caseload ranges from 2 to 10 cases per day. Radiation planning is provided by Drs. Dan Feeney and Laura Ziegler, both ACVR diplomats (Radiology). Dr. Feeney has over 30 years of radiation planning experience with multiple publications in the field. With mentoring from medical oncologists and radiologists, residents will be responsible for the clinical management of patients receiving radiation therapy during the three-year residency. Both Drs. Feeney and Ziegler will introduce residents to radiation planning, dosimetry, and physics related to radiation therapy. In addition to training at the University of Minnesota, residents will also receive one month of training in radiation oncology with Dr. David Ruslander DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology) at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Cary, NC. The resident should have access to radiation therapy and a board certified veterinary radiation oncologist. The oncology resident should have a minimum of one month of direct contact with a board certified veterinary radiation oncologist to discuss clinical management of patients receiving radiation therapy, radiation planning, dosimetry, and physics related to clinical radiation therapy. Does your program meet this requirement for radiation oncology training of your residents? Yes No X 16. Please list the non-ACVIM Diplomates available for consultation in the areas of dermatology, surgery, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, emergency/critical care, clinical nutrition, clinical pharmacology, and/or theriogenology. For multisite programs, please use the comments section to give detail pertaining to the method of providing direct (in person, not videoconference) contact with the resident and at which site. Specifically, list the number of contact hours (direct and indirect; see GIG H1.a.2) each diplomate will spend with the resident per month. Name Site How contact provided Sandra Koch, DVM, MS Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD Greg Anderson, DVM Michael Conzemius, DVM, PhD Elizabeth LaFond, DVM Betty Kramek, DVM Roberto Novo, DVM, MS Dermatology Dermatology Surgery Surgery Surgery Surgery Surgery Contact is provided through daily clinical work and consultation on clinical cases. In addition, rotations are arranged to meet the GIG requirements (H.1.a.3.f)
  7. 7. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, MS, PhD Vicki Wilke, DVM, PhD Gia Klauss, DVM Nicole Scotty, DVM Lynelle Graham, DVM, MS Jane Quant, DVM, MS Lisa Powell, DVM Peggy Root-Kustriz, DVM, PhD Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD Surgery Surgery Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Anesthesia Anesth/Emerg/CC Emerg/Critical Care Theriogenology Clinical Nutrition 17. In addition to directly supervised patient care, the candidate should also be involved in patient-oriented teaching rounds and formal teaching conferences such as clinical pathologic conferences, resident seminars, and grand rounds sessions. The candidate must participate in these teaching exposures a minimum of several times each week during the residency training program. Please provide a description of the conferences, etc., which directly pertain to training in Oncology and attach a schedule that gives specific details for rounds, seminars, and journal clubs given on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center Seminar Series (required, Tuesdays at 12:00 pm) Veterinary Medical Center Morbidity and Mortality Rounds (required, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30am) Oncology Journal Club (required, Fridays, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm) Oncology Section Meeting (required, 2nd Thursday of the month at 12:00 pm) Cytology Rounds (required, Fridays at 8:00 am) Radiology/Radiation therapy rounds (required, Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 pm) Comparative and Molecular Biosciences Seminar Series (optional, Wednesdays at 3 pm) Comparative Oncology Lab Meetings (optional, Thursdays at 12:00 pm) Comparative Oncology Journal Club (optional, Mondays at 12:00 pm) Cancer Epidemiology Interest Group (optional, last Friday of the month at 12:00 pm) Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program Meeting (optional, 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm) Cancer Biology Research Group Conference (optional, 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm) Cancer Progression and Metastasis Seminar Series (optional, 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:15 am) BMT Conference (optional, Mondays at 1:15 pm) Cancer Biology Journal Club (optional, Wednesdays at 12:00 pm) 18. Please list all opportunities offered to and/or required of the resident for attendance and/or giving formal presentations at local, regional, state or national meetings. Indicate whether the resident will attend or present at these meetings. At a minimum, residents will be required to present at each of the following: Morbidity and Mortality Rounds (year 1 or 2) Grand Rounds (year 1 or 2) VCS (year 2 and 3). Residents will be encouraged to present abstracts and posters at other national meetings (e.g. ACVIM, AACR, ASCO, etc.) and to lecture in the DVM curriculum (likely year 2 and 3). 19. For board-certification in oncology, the resident must have a minimum of one major publication in the field of oncology in print or accepted for publication in a refereed scientific journal. A literature review or case report is not acceptable. Please describe how this program supports this requirement for publication. The resident is required to complete one research project. The research project will be carefully coordinated with two mentors to ensure it can be feasibly completed in the allotted time. The mentors will include a board certified veterinary oncologist and a basic scientist with expertise in residency/fellowship
  8. 8. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine mentoring and sufficient extramural funding to support the project if necessary. Masonic Cancer Center and Stem Cell Institute faculty that can serve as basic mentors include (but are not limited to): Doug Yee, MD (Professor and Director, Masonic Cancer Center – small molecule targeting in breast cancer) Tucker LeBien, PhD (Professor and Associate Director, Masonic Cancer Center, - biology of lymphoma and leukemia) Jeffrey Miller, MD (Professor and Associate Director, Masonic Cancer Center – cell and immunotherapy) Carol Lange, PhD (Associate Professor, Masonic Cancer Center – signaling and progesterone receptor biology in breast cancer) Christopher Pennel, PhD (Associate Professor, Masonic Cancer Center – cancer immunotherapy) Denis Clohisy, MD (Professor and Head of Orthopedic Surgery – biology and clinical responses in osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma) Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD (Professor and Director of Comparative Oncology, Masonic Cancer Center – cancer genetics and gene therapy/immunotherapy) Timothy O’Brien, DVM, PhD (Professor, and Stem Cell Institute – stem cell biology) Daniel Kaufman, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Masonic Cancer Center and Stem Cell Institute – hematopoietic stem cells and immunotherapy) 20. Please indicate the availability of the following facilities or equipment. Indicate if these are available at the primary training site, or at a different location. (In the Location column, indicate on-site for primary location or the name of the facility where the equipment is located if off-site.) For facilities that are not on-site, please describe the situation and availability in the space at the end of this section. Available? (Y or N) Location of equipment? (On-site or list site name) a) Standard radiological equipment X b) Ultrasonographic equipment X c) Color flow/Doppler equipment X d) Endoscopy equipment GI equipment X Bronchoscopy X Cystoscopy X Rhinoscopy X Laparoscopy X e) Clinical Pathology capabilities: X (includes CBC, serum chemistries, blood gases, urinalysis, cytology, parasitology, microbiology, and endocrinology) f) Electrocardiography X g) Blood Pressure Measurement X h) Nuclear Medicine X i) Computed Tomography X j) Magnetic Resonance Imaging X k) Radiation Therapy Facility X l) Intensive Care Facility – 24 hours X m) Total parenteral nutrition capability X n) Computerized Medical Records w/Searching Capabilities X If any of the above equipment or facilities are available off-site, please explain how the resident can access them for case management, research, or study. 21. The resident should have access to a human or veterinary medical library with on-line searching capacity and at a minimum have access to all textbooks (current editions) and full text access to all journals on the current examination committee reading list (See item 21. to be completed by Program Director. Note that
  9. 9. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine on-line access to texts must be full-text not abstracts only). This library should be available on-site or within a reasonable commuting distance (defined as within a 15 mile radius of the primary training site). Please indicate how your resident can obtain access to the following textbooks/journals. Text or journal Hard copy or subscription available on site, or Medical/Veterinary Library (insert name) Available through CD- ROM or online subscription Available through pub- med only (free or will purchase articles) Not available DeVita: Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 7 th ed. (2005) X University of Minnesota Libraries Withrow: Veterinary Clinical Oncology, 4th Ed. (2007) x Chabner: Cancer Chemotherapy, 4 th Ed. (2006) x Tannock&Hill: Basic Science of Oncology, 4 th Ed. (2005) x Abbas: Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 5 th Ed. (2005) x Meuten: Tumors in Domestic Animals, 4 th ed. (2002) x Morrison: Cancer in Dogs and Cats, 2 nd Ed. (2002) x Ettinger: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6 th Ed. (2005) x Kirk: Current Veterinary Therapy XI, XII, XIII, XIV x Feldman & Nelson: Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction, 3 rd Ed. (2003) x Cowell: Diagnostic Cytology, 3 rd Ed. (2007) x Hall: Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 6 th Ed. (2006) x Ogilvie & Moore: Feline Oncology (2001) x Ogilvie & Moore: Managing the Canine Cancer Patient (2006) x Veterinary Clinics of North America- oncology-related issues (2000- present) x Duncan: Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, 4 th Ed. (2003) x Feldman: Schalm’s Veterinary Hematology, 5 th Ed. (2000) x Norman and Streiner: Biostatistics- the Bare Essentials, 2 nd Ed. (2000) x Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine x Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association x American Journal of Veterinary Research x Compendium for Continuing Education x Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association x Veterinary Clinical Pathology x Veterinary and Comparative Oncology x Veterinary Pathology x Veterinary Surgery x Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound x Journal of Small Animal Practice x Research in Veterinary Science x Cancer x New England Journal of Medicine x Clinical Cancer Research x
  10. 10. © 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Nature Reviews: Cancer x Comments: Does your program meet these library requirements? Yes No x **Please note, any candidate that significantly changes or alters their residency training program before completion must notify ACVIM, in writing, before the changes are made to ensure that the proposed changes are approved. Significant changes could include, but are not limited to: - transferring from one program to another - alterations in program duration - switching to a ‘dual board’ program - enrolling in an institutional graduate program - change of Program Director

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