Medical Residency Program Overview
The Radiation Oncology Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals is a Residency Review Committee and American Board of Radiology fully certified program designed to educate residents in the current principles and practice of radiation oncology. A four year program of post-internship radiation oncology is provided with the goal of educating residents in all aspects of radiation oncology with special emphasis on the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer patients and preparing them for successful execution of the board exams. Two resident positions are filled annually.
Comprehensive resident rotations in all aspects of Radiation Oncology are performed at several locations including Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, Community Memorial Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
The Department of Radiation Oncology works in partnership with three different organizations to provide services at five locations. The largest site served is located in the Froedtert and Medical College Clinical Cancer Center. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin have had a long-standing partnership and is one of only two academic centers located in Wisconsin. The partnership between Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin also provides the Department of Radiation Oncology an opportunity to provide services at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, WI and St. Josephs Hospital in West Bend, WI. The other sites where the Department of Radiation Oncology provides services are the Clement Zablocki Veterans Administration Hospital located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and St. Catherine’s Hospital (UHSI) located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Among these five sites, the Department of Radiation Oncology treats approximately 2400 patients per year. Fourteen staff radiation oncologists and eight physician residents are involved in patient care as well as various in-house, national, and international cooperative group clinical protocols. At Froedtert Hospital, the primary location of the Medical Residency Program, approximately 1200 patients are treated annually. Froedtert Hospital provides the technical components (machines, equipment, dosimetry staff) of the radiation oncology department while the Medical College of Wisconsin provides the professional components (physicians, physicists, physician and physics residents, other academic faculty and staff).