The Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG) has partnered with eContour.org to bring together resources in an easily accessible platform for anyone who wants a general overview of radiation oncology. Medical students, junior residents, and others will find the content below useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about content or coordinating students in your residency program.
Seminar 1 – Introduction and Overview
Seminar 2 – Radiation Biology and Physics
Seminar 3 – Practical Aspects of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology Virtual Education (ROVER) for Medical Students
Five Things Medical Students and Doctors Should Know About Radiation Therapy
- See below for institutional modules that can be implemented (these are not freestanding web-based modules)
Online resources for clinical practice:
- Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Educational Resources
- NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN.org) – expert consensus recommendations for work-up, management, and treatment algorithms organized by disease site, and includes pertinent references in literature review (FREE to register)
- HeadNeckBrainSpine.com – interactive neuroradiology anatomy (FREE)
- Radiopaedia.org – the wiki-based collaborative Radiology resource (FREE)
- IGRTonline.com – image guided radiation tutorial (FREE)
- Check out ROECSG General Resources for more web resources
- Radiation Oncology: A Primer for Medical Students
Berman AT et al. J Canc Educ 2013
- Radiation Oncology: A Century of Achievements
Bernier J et al. Nat Rev Cancer 2004
- Contemporary Radiotherapy: Present and Future
Chandra R et al. Lancet 2021
Thinking about a career in Radiation Oncology?
- See FAQs about applying to radiation oncology residency on the ARRO website: Medical Students.
- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has an excellent medical student resource page.
- Medical students and residents can sign up to be ASTRO members-in-training at the ASTRO website. This is free for medical students and residents and helps ARRO and ASTRO get them connected with helpful resources and important information related to residency training. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Implementing the ROECSG curriculum at your institution
For PowerPoint versions of the presentations above, or for more information on implementing the curriculum at your institution, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to implementing the ROECSG curriculum, please review the Residents-as-Teachers Tip Deck created by Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the UCSF School of Medicine.
Treatment planning and contouring modules for students or residents are available for implementation at individual institutions: