Radiation oncology begins residency training program

UT Southwestern has started the first residency training program in radiation oncology in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

"UT Southwestern has a long history and commitment to resident training, with more than 73 accredited residency and fellowship programs currently offered," said Dr. Hak Choy, chairman of radiation oncology and holder of the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Therapeutic Oncology Research. "UT Southwestern's newest residency program is committed to providing excellent training on the newest equipment and treatment techniques."

Six candidates are being sought for the initial residency training program, which recently received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program, which begins July 1, is one of just a handful of such programs in Texas, Dr. Choy said.

Most of the clinical rotations during the residency will be at the W.A. Monty & Tex Moncrief Radiation Oncology Building, where 100 to 125 patients are treated daily with the latest equipment.