Research Opportunities

Residents will be required to participate in scholarly activities on clinical research while rotating on disease-site specific services with specialist radiation oncologists. When their mentor doctor is engaged in full­time research (on average one day per week), the resident will also engage in full­time clinical research during that time. Statistics, research skills and research related education will be given to the resident, in addition to opportunities to advance meaningful research. The resident should be able to complete one project, accepted to our national meeting for poster presentation, in their four­year training period. The resident will also be allotted 20% of dedicated research time throughout the training and 3 months of time during the final year, one of which will be spent at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Each resident will be involved in a quality improvement project. Faculty will supervise the residents participating in this project. At the beginning of the second year of residency, each resident will choose a research project with one attending. Each resident will have an original idea. The resident can choose to work on a project that has already been started, but a novel idea must be discovered so that new scientific research can be completed before the resident’s graduation.

Contact Us

Janet Herriman
Residency Coordinator
Email: jherrima@uthsc.edu