Date Issued: 07/23/2010
Prior Revision Date: 09/05/2008
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/29/2010

Radiation/Oncology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Donald Schwartz, M.D. / Jerry Barker, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 4 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Radiation/Oncology faculty member you have chosen to rotate with

First Day Time: Contact faculty member a week prior to rotation

First Day Place: Contact faculty member a week prior to rotation

Requirements: 7:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Weekends: None

Vacation: 1 qweek either the first week or last week of the month

I. Course Description:

Resident will be working one-on-one with a Radiologist/Oncologist. At the most there will be one resident rotating with the team. The resident will be exposed to a wide variety of oncological disease and radiation thereapy modalities.

II. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and to apply their knowledge to patient care and education.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall

    3. Clinical