2023 Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium

“Using Data to Drive Innovation in Radiation Oncology Education”

2023 ROECSG Symposium Chair:
Rachel Jimenez, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University

The 6th Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium was held Friday May 5, 2023, in Chicago, IL, USA. This was a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual attendance.

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Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 3rd Floor
The University of Chicago
929 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637

SESSION 1 – UGME 1Moderator: Yasmin HasanUniversity of Chicago
Assessment of Research Mentorship during Medical School for Future Radiation Oncology TraineesMarisa PalmeriRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolYouTube
Scientific Writing in Radiation Oncology: Development and Implementation of a Virtual Elective Module for Medical StudentsLukas KäsmannLMU University Hospital, Munich, GermanyYouTube
Evaluating the Utility of Webinars Discussing the Radiation Oncology Residency Application Process in the COVID-19 EraNiema RazavianWake Forest University School of MedicineYouTube
SESSION 2 – GME 1Moderator: Chelsea PinnixMD Anderson
Contouring Workshops – The Beneficial Impact on Radiation Oncology Specialist Training in IrelandGuhan RangaswamySt. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, Dublin, IrelandYouTube
Tailored Mentorship for the Underrepresented & Allies in Radiation Oncology: The ARRO Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee Mentorship ExperienceAnjali SaripalliLoyola University Medical CenterYouTube
Radiation Oncology Resident Leadership Course: Does Integrating Communication Skill Development with Real Donors Lead to Effective Presentations? (Quick Pitch)Sylvia ChooUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineYouTube
Methods of Analyzing eContour’s Engagement: Interrupted Time Series Analysis Versus Pre/Post Analysis (Quick Pitch)Leah D’Souza and
Lakshmi Narra
Rush University Medical CenterYouTube
Financial Leadership Skills Training: Can a Hybrid Didactic/Interactive Exercise Model Fill a Gap in Graduate Medical Education? (Quick Pitch)Kara MadeyUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineYouTube
The Impact of Updated ACGME Program Requirements for Radiation Oncology Residencies (Quick Pitch)Olivia TrumbleUniversity of Florida College of MedicineYouTube
SESSION 3 – Patient EducationModerator: James RandallNorthwestern University
Oncology Patient Education and Student Education ProgramJames AlinMedical College of GeorgiaYouTube
Radiation Oncology Providers’ Practices and Preferences for Delivering Patient Education on Radiation Therapy: A Mixed Methods StudyJie Jane ChenUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE) Discussion Guides: Real World Implementation and EvaluationAlicia HaydonThe University of ChicagoYouTube
SESSION 4 – Interprofessional EducationModerator: Anamaria YeungUniversity of Florida
A Single Site Pilot Project Examining Radiation Oncology Nursing Education Needs and Nursing ConfidenceJohn HillsonDuke UniversityYouTube
Large-Scale Remote Training for Medical Physicists to Improve IMRT/VMAT in LMICsCaroline CarlsonRayos Contra Center, San Francisco, CAYouTube
Multi-Institutional Expansion of a Longitudinal Radiation Oncology Curriculum for Medical Assistants and Allied Health Professionals (OnC MAP)Horatio ThomasUniversity of California, San FranciscoYouTube
REPORT FROM ARROKelsey CorriganMD AndersonYouTube
REPORT FROM ADROPRachel JimenezMassachusetts General Hospital
SESSION 5 – GME 2Moderator: Jie Jane ChenUniversity of California, San Francisco
Radiation Treatment Plan Evaluation: An Educational Tool for Radiation Oncology TraineesNaba AliWinship Cancer Institute at Emory UniversityYouTube
Maintaining High Quality Dosimetry Education in Radiation Oncology Medical Residency Amid and Post-COVID-19 Pandemic: A Reimagined Training RotationAshley HunzekerMayo ClinicYouTube
The Practice Accreditation Resident Reviewer Program (PARRP): A National Program to Educate Residents About Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Through Mentored Chart ReviewNiema RazavianWake Forest University School of MedicineYouTube
KEYNOTE SPEAKERBrian GeorgeUniversity of Michigan
SESSION 6 – UGME 2Moderator: Kiran KumarUT Southwestern
Implementation of an Interactive Radiation Oncology Clinical Rotation for Medical StudentsNeil WallaceCork University Hospital, IrelandYouTube
National Value-Based Healthcare Competition for Medical Students (Quick Pitch)James AlinMedical College of GeorgiaYouTube
Beyond the Standard Student Interest Group: An Opportunity for Early Shadowing Experiences and Mentorship in Radiation Oncology (Quick Pitch)Catherine SportVirginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineYouTube
Exploring Radiation Oncology Representation on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Official Practice Material for the Undergraduate United States National Standardized Medical Board Examinations (Quick Pitch)Mary MahoneyNorton College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityYouTube
SESSION 7 – GME 3Moderator: Leah D’SouzaRush University
Attitudes and Perceptions of the REFLECT Communication Curriculum for Clinical Oncology Graduate Medical EducationBrady LaughlinMayo Clinic ArizonaYouTube
A Pilot Study of a Virtual Interactive Radiation Oncology-Specific Residents-As-Teachers Curriculum: Preliminary ResultsLisa NiUniversity of California San FranciscoYouTube
Race to the Summit: Impact of a Social Media-Based Exercise Competition on Physician Physical, Psychological, and Emotional Well-BeingAlexis SchutzUniversity of Oklahoma Health Science CenterYouTube

#ROECSG23 Keynote Speaker
“Using Big Data to Improve Medical Education”

Brian C. George, MD, MAed, is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. George serves as the Director of the Center for Surgical Training and Research.  He is a national leader in operative performance assessment and is the Executive Director of a multi-institutional non-profit educational research consortium, The Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL).  In collaboration with the many institutional members of this group he is laying the groundwork for an ongoing national initiative in healthcare education quality improvement. 

With funding from multiple medical regulatory agencies and medical specialty groups, Dr. George’s current research bridges the gap between surgical education research and health services research.  This multidisciplinary approach aims to understand the impact of surgical trainee competence on early-career patient outcomes and then use that data to implement new patient-centered standards and processes for surgical training.

Co-Sponsored by ROECSG and ASTRO

2023 ROECSG Spring Symposium Planning Committee

Rachel Jimenez MD, Massachusetts General Hospital – 2023 Symposium Chair
Steve Braunstein MD PhD, University of California San Francisco
Simon Duke MBBS, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
Christian Fernandez MD, Cook County Hospital
Emma Fields MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jenna Kahn MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Erin Gillespie MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Daniel Golden MD MHPE, University of Chicago
Jill Gunther MD PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bailey Nelson MD, University of Cincinnati
Lisa Ni MD, University of California San Francisco
Jeremy Price MD PhD, Temple Health
James Randall MD, Northwestern University
Anamaria Yeung MD, University of Florida

2023 ROECSG Spring Symposium Abstract Review

Abstract Review Committee Chairs

  • Simon Duke MBBS, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
  • Jenna Kahn MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Lisa Ni MD, University of California San Francisco
  • Jeremy Price MD PhD, Temple Health

Abstract Reviewers

  • Joanne Alfieri MD, McGill University Health Centre
  • Naba Ali MD, Emory University
  • James Bates MD, Emory University
  • Sushil Beriwal MD MBA, Allegheny Health Network and Varian Medical Systems
  • Jie Jane Chen MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Anupama Chundury MD, Loyola Medicine
  • Leah D’Souza MD MSc, Rush University
  • Brett Diamond MD, Tufts Medical Center
  • Simon Duke MBBS, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
  • Yannick Eller MD, University of Dundee
  • Emma Fields MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Einsley-Marie Janowski MD PhD, University of Virginia
  • Jenna Kahn MD, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Lukas Käsmann MD MHBA, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Andrew Kopecky MD PhD, UMass Chan Medical School
  • Mary Mahoney BA, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Lisa Ni MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jeremy Price MD PhD, Temple University
  • Anurag Saraf MD, Harvard University
  • David Schlesinger PhD, University of Virginia
  • Jessica Moore Schuster MD, University of Wisconsin
  • Austin Sim MD, The Ohio State University
  • Susan Sun MD, University of Minnesota
  • Tarita Thomas MD PhD, Northwestern University
  • Laura Warren MD, Harvard University