Welcome from the Chair

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Welcome from the Chair

VCU’s Radiation Oncology residency program is among the longest-running of its kind in the country and provides residents with the clinical and procedural training necessary to develop into highly skilled and compassionate radiation oncologist. 

We are excited that the Massey Cancer Center will be moving into a new building in early 2022.  Our expanded footprint will further enhance our training environment and feature a range of new technology providing fresh learning and research opportunities for our residents, physicists and MD faculty.  Front and center of this technology line up will be three leading-edge linear accelerators, to include a MR-Linac (Viewray), and enhanced imaging capabilities with the addition of both a PET-CT and MRI simulator.  We will also be enhancing our robust brachytherapy training with an expanded brachytherapy suite featuring two procedure rooms with enriched image guidance equipment to include an integrated ultrasound, CT and MRI imaging.

As a graduate of this program, I have a vested interest in training future generations of radiation oncologists.  Our alumni have gone on to rewarding careers all over the country in private practice and academia. I hope that you will consider joining us.

Douglas W. Arthur, MD, FABS, FASTRO
Professor and Chairman
Florence and Hyman Meyers Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Massey Cancer Center
VCU Radiation Oncology class of 1994

Radiation Oncology Clinical Residency

A 4-year fully accredited program

The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System radiation oncology residency program is a 4- year program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program provides training in clinical radiation oncology, radiation physics and radiobiology. The medical residency program is among the longest-running of its kind in the country, and provides trainees with the clinical and procedural skills necessary to develop into competent and compassionate radiation oncologists prepared for either private practice or academia.

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Medical Physics Residency Program (Therapy)

A two-year medical physics residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

The objective of the program is to provide clinical training in all aspects of radiation oncology physics and prepare the resident for board certification. While residents are encouraged to participate in clinical research throughout their training period, the two years of the program are primarily clinical.

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