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Department of Radiation Oncology

Residents performing surgeryThe Radiation Oncology Department of the UT Health Science Center is committed to making strides towards the goal of cancer eradication. The West Cancer Center has unique partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) which includes collaboration with Methodist Healthcare and other major healthcare and research institutions in the city and region. This singular association combines the research and teaching capabilities of a leading institution with the patient care group of one of the Mid-South's largest cancer physicians group.

The UTHSC/West Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology exists to produce highly competent and influential Radiation Oncologists of high character, outstanding clinical capabilities and with commitment to discovery and the advancement of science to be used in the fight against cancer.

Elective Medical Student Rotations

Fourth year medical students interested in an elective rotation in the Department of Radiation Oncology should contact Janet Herriman regarding availability at

Further information about medical student elective rotations at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), can be found through V-SAS at your current institution.

Students who perform electives at UTHSC are expected to function as independent residents. Responsibilities include evaluation of patients, dictation, and presentation of a morning conference.

Last Published: May 17, 2018