2022 Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium

“Growing the Radiation Oncology Education Community: Five Years of ROECSG Symposia”

2022 ROECSG Symposium Chair:
Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD – University of California, San Francisco

Co-Sponsored by ROECSG and ASTRO

The 5th Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium was held Friday May 13, 2022, at The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL, USA. This was a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual attendance options. As always, the symposium was free to attend with meals provided for in-person attendees.

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SESSION 1 – “The Changing World of Radiation Oncology: Developments in Education and Evaluation Across the Globe”MODERATORS
Idalid “Ivy” Franco – Harvard Radiation Oncology Program
Gabrielle Peters – Yale University
The Process of Re-developing a National Training Curriculum for Radiation Oncology: The Irish ExperienceNeil WallaceCork University HospitalYouTube 
Improving Education in Radiation Oncology in PolandAleksandra NapieralskaMSC National Research Institute of Oncology Gliwice Branch, Gliwice, PolandYouTube 
Experience from a Hypofractionation Curriculum pilot: Overcoming Education as a Barrier to Implement HypofractionationMaria Caicedo-MartinezInstituto Nacional de Cancerología ESE, Bogotá, Colombia and Rayos Contra Cancer, San Francisco, CAYouTube
Developing the Next Iteration of Radiation Oncology Milestones: How to Make Assessment More Useful for Both Residents and FacultyHoratio ThomasUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Analyzing Resident Perceptions of Current Radiation Oncology Evaluation MethodsRajashri ManjunathAugusta University/University of Georgia Medical PartnershipYouTube
Evaluating The Oncology Research Internship (ORION) During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Comparison of Virtual and In-Person IterationsSondos ZayedLondon Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, CanadaYouTube
Evaluation of a Radiation Oncology Microclerkship as a Component of Medical Student TrainingShyamala SubramanianRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolYouTube
Design and Implementation of a Radiation Oncology Standardized Letter of Evaluation (RO-SLOE) for the Evaluation of Medical Students and Radiation Oncology Residency ApplicantsJeremy PriceTemple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer CenterYouTube
TEAching Mentoring in Radiation Oncology (TEAMRO): a ROECSG GME multi-institutional pilot study on teaching mentorship skills to residentsAnurag SarafHarvard Radiation Oncology Program and Massachusetts General HospitalYouTube
Treatment Plan Evaluation Workshops for Residents: Learning the ROPES (Radiation Oncology Plan Evaluation School)Alexandra De LeoUniversity of FloridaYouTube
REPORT FROM ARROAmishi BajajNorthwestern UniversityYouTube
REPORT FROM ADROPRachel JimenezMassachussetts General HospitalYouTube
SESSION 2 – “The Modern Practice: Implementing New Education Programs to Expand Skillsets”MODERATORS
Matthew Spraker – Washington University, St. Louis
Jillian Gunther – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Creating Inclusive and Accessible Residency Training programs: Lessons Learned from Establishing a Deaf and American Sign Language Inclusive Model for Residency TrainingColin HillJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineYouTube
PIRADS for Rad Oncs: A Multidisciplinary Educational Lecture to Improve Prostate MRI Interpretation for Radiation Oncology ResidentsEbenezer AsareUniversity of VirginiaYouTube
Development of an Educational Workshop on the Practical Application of Respiratory Motion Management Techniques for Radiation Oncology TraineesKristin WardUniversity of VirginiaYouTube
Preparing for the MR-Linac: Analyzing an Educational CurriculumJames RandallNorthwestern Memorial HospitalYouTube
Determining the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Virtual Interactive Residents-As-Teachers Curriculum: A Proposed Pilot StudyLisa NiUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Lessons Learned from Multi-Institutional Medical Physics Animated Video ProductionGabrielle PetersYale University School of MedicineYouTube
Interobserver Agreement Among Multiple Generalists or Specialists are Comparable to that of Recognized Experts: Prospective Acceptability Benchmarks for H&N from the C3RO Crowdsourced InitiativeDiana LinMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterYouTube
KEYNOTE ADDRESSWilliam C. McGaghieNorthwestern UniversityYouTube
How to Succeed Publishing Medical Education ScholarshipJames Bates
Paris Ann Ingledew
Emory University/PRO Associate Section Editor
University of British Colombia/Red Journal Section Editor
SESSION 3 – “The Clinical Environment: Improving Our Collective Experience and Patient Centered Care Through Education”MODERATORS
Horatio Thomas – University of California, San Francisco
Laura Padilla – University of California, San Diego
Sustainability and Expansion of an Interprofessional Education for Medical Assistants in Radiation Oncology after 4 years of ExperienceSumi SinhaUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Development of a Patient-Centered Communication Curriculum for Radiation Oncology ResidentsMichael ChristensenUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterYouTube
Optimizing Patient-Centered, Inclusive Care in Oncology: Healthcare Professionals’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Caring for LGBTQ2+ IndividualsJennifer CrokeRadiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaYouTube
Screening for Vaccination Status and Providing Appropriate COVID-19 Vaccine Education to Radiation Oncology (RO) PatientsJoseph KimNYU Langone Medical CenterYouTube
The Application of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to Build Personalized Education AidsEllen KimBrigham & Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteYouTube
Prospective Pilot Study to Measure Baseline Radiation Knowledge Prior to Radiotherapy After Standard Education at ConsultationJared HaraThe University of ChicagoYouTube
Impact of Individualized Patient Education Material on Patients’ Cancer Care Experiences Leah D’SouzaRush University Medical CenterYouTube
What motivates the post-graduate medical trainee in seeking feedback?Joanne AlfieriMcGill UniversityYouTube
Problem-Based Learning Curriculum as a Tool to Increase Medical Student Exposure to Radiation OncologyNaba AliEmory University School of MedicineYouTube
Integrating Radiation Plan Review into Radiation Oncology Curriculum: Single-Institution ExperienceMona ArbabIndiana UniversityYouTube
Value-Based Cancer Care: What are the opportunities to improve training for future Radiation Oncologists on the Quality/Cost Equation?Lauren BellUT SouthwesternYouTube
Pilot Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Seminar Series to Foster Increased Understanding of and Interest in Oncologic Care Among Medical StudentsJie Jane ChenUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Improving Educational Practices During Radiation Oncology Residency RotationsAlexandra De LeoUniversity of FloridaYouTube
Analysis of the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee (ARRO EISC) Black History Month (BHM) Campaign: Moving Beyond AwarenessAgnes EwongwoStanford UniversityYouTube
Implementation of a dedicated head and neck radiotherapy peer review conference: results of a prospective studyJoshua FarrisWake Forest School of MedicineYouTube
An interactive smartphone application for trainees in Radiation Oncology: “The Rad Onc Handbook”Ian J. GerardMcGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaYouTube
A Novel Method to Characterize Medical School Research Productivity among Radiation Oncology ResidentsAustin HuangBaylor College of MedicineYouTube
Virtual cadaver facilitates abdominopelvic anatomy teachingJames Janopaul-NaylorWinship Cancer Institute at Emory UniversityYouTube
Does a mentorship award in radiation oncology inspire medical students to pursue the specialty? A survey analysis of medical students, resident mentors, and research project supervisorsRuijia JinUniversity of British ColumbiaYouTube
Preferences Amongst Radiation Oncology Residents for Virtual and In-Person Radiation Treatment Planning ReviewConley KrieglerCross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaYouTube
Ten-year trends in Canadian female medical student interest in radiation oncology: an analysis of data from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (2012-2021)Conley KrieglerCross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaYouTube
Power of pedaling: Physician well-being as a collaborative effort in social media-based cyclingAnna LaVigneJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineYouTube
Development of Climate Health and Oncology-Based Curricula: Understanding Climate Change’s Impact on Cancer Care and a Physicians’ RoleKatie LichterUniversity of California San FranciscoYouTube
Cancer Careers a ROECSGXLearnOncology podcast: Increasing Accessibility to Information about Oncology CareersLauren LinkowskiUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineYouTube
Enhancing medical student interest in the oncologic fields via a novel third year electiveMy-Lien NguyenUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterYouTube
Measuring resident/faculty contour concordance as a potential tool for quantitative assessment of residents’ performance in target volume delineation: a feasibility studyCaleb NissenUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesYouTube
Introductory Curriculum to Health Disparities for Medical Physics Trainees: A Pilot ExperienceLaura PadillaUniversity of California, San DiegoYouTube
Career advising structure and roles in five Chicago medical schoolsTravis PfledererUniversity of Illinois College of MedicineYouTube
Impact of a Single Institution Resident-Led Education Committee in Radiation OncologyChristina PhuongUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Integration of Plan Review into Resident Clinical DidacticsAnne RajkumarVanderbilt University Medical CenterYouTube
A Targeted Interest Survey of Preclinical Medical Students for Implementation of Exposure Opportunities in Multidisciplinary Oncology EducationKevin ReyesUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Increasing Resident and Medical Student Participation in National Conferences with Sponsored Travel Grants via a Need-Based MethodAlexis SchutzUniversity of OklahomaYouTube
Feasibility of an education-focused travel award for radiation oncology traineesMichael ShererUniversity of California San DiegoYouTube
Evaluating a structured applied physics case-based course for radiation oncology and radiation physics residentsMay TsaoOdette Cancer Centre, University of TorontoYouTube
Analysis of Patient Contacts with the Radiation Oncology Triage Nurse: The Experience of a Single CenterBenjamin WeberUniversity of WisconsinYouTube

About the keynote speaker – William C. McGaghie, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois USA. Dr. McGaghie’s medical education scholarship is wide-ranging including personnel and curriculum evaluation, research methods, clinical skill acquisition, the science of expertise, and especially simulation-based mastery learning. Dr. McGaghie has been a consultant to a variety of professional organizations including the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and to universities and medical schools worldwide. In 2019 he received the John P. Hubbard Award from the NBME for excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine. Dr. McGaghie has authored or edited ten books and has published more than 300 journal articles, textbook chapters, essays, and book reviews in health professions education, simulation-based education, and related fields. His recent publications include (with JH Barsuk and DB Wayne) Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Mastery Learning in Health Professions Education. New York: Springer, 2020; and (with DB Wayne, JH Barsuk, and SB Issenberg) Deliberate practice and mastery learning contributions to medical education and improved healthcare. Journal of Expertise 2021; 4(2): 144-168.

2022 ROECSG Spring Symposium Planning Committee

Steve Braunstein MD PhD, University of California San Francisco – 2022 Symposium Chair
Ravi Chandra MD PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
Simon Duke MBBS, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
Christian Fernandez MD, Cook County Hospital
Elizabeth Jeans MD MEd, Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
Emma Fields MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jenna Kahn MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Anna Laucis MD MPhil, Green Bay Oncology
Erin Gillespie MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Daniel Golden MD MHPE, University of Chicago
Jill Gunther MD PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rachel Jimenez MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Bailey Nelson MD, University of Cincinnati
Raphael Yechieli MD, University of Miami

2022 ROECSG Spring Symposium Abstract Review

Abstract Review Committee Chairs

  • Simon Duke MBBS, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
  • Jenna Kahn MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract Reviewers

Parul Barry
Jane Chen
Anupama Chundury
Jenn Croke
Simon Duke
Yannick G. Eller
Emma Fields
Jillian Gunther
David Horowitz
Paris Ann Ingledew
James Janopaul-Naylor
Einsley Janowski
Liz Jeans
Rachel Jimenez
Jenna Kahn
Anna Laucis
Lisa Ni
Indranil Mallick
Gabrielle Peters
Jeremy Price
Hina Saeed
Julianna Sienna
Raphael Yechieli
Mehran Yousef
Shun Zhang