Residents enter via CaRMS – graduated of Canadian medical school or USA medical schools, as well as foreign medical schools outside North America (Canadian or landed visa).
Radiation Oncology also accepts foreign medical graduate, funded from their country of origin. Acceptable funding sources are strictly limited to government agencies or health related charitable organizations. The application process opens in July and runs until September each year. Those interested can find information as well as apply via the University of Ottawa Post Grad website.
Academic half-days are held every Wednesday in Conference Room A/B from 1:00 - 4:30 pm.
Academic half-day has 3 different components:
- Radiation Oncology Practice Rounds (1:00 - 2:30 pm) - this course typically runs over a two year period and aims to cover all pertinent sites of Radiation Oncology
- Physics/Radiobiology (2:30 - 3:30 pm) - this session rotates annually with either a physics course or radiobiology course.Didactic lectures are given. Evaluations are done through assignments (34), a midterm quiz and final exam. Passing this exam is mandatory. Each resident will have the opportunity to take each course twice throughout their residency.
- Treatment planning (3:30 - 4:30 pm) - these sessions are primarily run by residents with site-specific staff present for discussion/questions. Each week a different case is presented by a resident and the focus is on treatment planning issues (e.g patient set-up, treatment volumes, dose/fractionation, beams etc).