Radiation Oncology is a 5-year program, each year divided into 13 four-week periods. The PGY1 year is designed to provide residents with the basic clinical raining needed to practice Radiation Oncology. The remaining 4 years are focused primarily on Radiation oncology, both inpatient and outpatient rotations, as well as related subspecialties, including 1 period of Nuclear Medicine, 3 periods of Medical Oncology, and 1 period of Hematology/Oncology.
Most clinical rotations are based at the Ottawa Hospital, including the Ottawa Cancer Centre, at both the General Campus and the Irving Greenberg Cancer Centre, and at the children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. All trainees must complete at least 1 period of training during the PGY4 & PGY5 year at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, to enhance their knowledge and experience in Pediatric Radiation Oncology and residents beginning after 2014 must complete one elective in a community hospital. Residents can arrange elective rotations at other referral centres or in the community, and all residents have an opportunity to participate in peripheral Radiation Oncology Clinics.