The Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum (IROC) is was designed ( for residency programs to orient new residents at the beginning of their residency program. The curriculum was implemented in 2018 and 2019 at 55 institutions across North America ( The curriculum consists of seven didactic sessions, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length for a total of approximately 8 hours of instruction.  IROC materials can be downloaded here or prerecorded sessions can be watched below.

IROC Principal Investigators:
Emma Fields MD – Virginia Commonwealth University
Rachel Jimenez MD – Massachusetts General Hospital

CLICK HERE to download all IROC materials

Session 1 – Overview of Radiation Oncology including treatment workflow and frequently used radiation oncology abbreviations (30 minutes)

Session 2 – Patient simulation, including immobilization tools (2 hours)

Session 3 – Contouring (2 hours)

Session 4 – Plan Evaluation (2 hours)

Session 5 – Quality Assurance (30 minutes)

Session 6 – Treatment Delivery, including the composition of a linear accelerator, patient positioning, port films, and cone beam CT (60 minutes)

Session 7 – Management of radiation oncology emergencies (45 minutes)