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Radiation Oncology


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Radiation Oncology

  1. 1. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 1 PART II - 2008 THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA PART II PRE-SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE RADIATION ONCOLOGY University: Name of Program Director: Date of Review: Sites Participating in this Program: Program Website / URL:
  2. 2. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 2 PART II - 2008 IV. RESOURCES Standard B.4 "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 Qualifications Subspecialty (If any) 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 provide details.
  3. 3. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 3 PART II - 2008 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 Orthovoltage Megavoltage 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 Others (describe): b) Infrastructure i) Operating Room Facilities Yes No Brachytherapy Facilities Yes No ii) Patient Immobilisation Facilities Yes No Treatment Planning Workstations Number
  4. 4. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 4 PART II - 2008 Do residents have adequate time on their workstations? Comment Do residents have adequate involvement in treatment plan evaluation? Comment
  5. 5. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 5 PART II - 2008 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 Number 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? Yes No If no, please describe how this standard is met. 6. Breakdown of Radiation Therapy Workload
  6. 6. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 6 PART II - 2008 a) Are there adequate numbers of patients in individual tumour sites to support the needs of the training program? Yes No 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:
  7. 7. RADIATION ONCOLOGY 7 PART II - 2008 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?