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Welcome! The Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to hear of your interest in our residency training program. It is an exciting time in radiation oncology-- with technological advances and molecular breakthroughs improving our understanding of cancer-- and UCI occupies a special position on the very forefront of academic medicine, ushering innovative ideas from the laboratory to the bedside. Even in this era of shrinking healthcare dollars, the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCI continues to grow at an unprecedented pace.

Our talented and renowned faculty members are recognized as patient advocates, pioneers in research, and leaders in academic radiation oncology. As importantly, they are dedicated educators who are ever approachable and down-to-earth. We believe it is the faculty, coupled with our unwavering commitment to cutting-edge technology, basic and translational research, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary patient-centered cancer care that create a dynamic environment in which to train.

Our Residents

Our residents, the centerpiece of the Department, are compassionate, collegial, and accomplished both inside and outside of the hospital-- and truly represent the best and brightest in medicine. Hardly a day goes by where they fail to inspire us and contribute to a culture of unparalleled inquiry, creativity, and collegiality. The opportunity to nurture their individual career development is a tremendous privilege and a responsibility we take extremely seriously at UCI. Our residents are encouraged to think critically; challenged to venture "outside of the box;" and pushed to achieve more than what they think they could otherwise on their own. By imparting them with self-confidence and providing them with the steadfast foundation for lifelong learning, we aim to help our residents attain their full potential as healers, investigators, scientists, and leaders in medicine. We are incredibly proud of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCI and our residency program. Come to know us, and you'll see why.

a photo of current residents; John Yeakel, Akul Munjal, Eric Ku and Garrett Harada
Why UCI?

The UCI radiation oncology training program is unique in its ability to cultivate and foster resident education. As a relatively small program, it has the advantage of allowing a great amount of one-on-one instruction from faculty physicians, physicists, researchers, and staff.

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Core Competencies

The Radiation Oncology Residency program at UCI is designed to graduate a well-balanced physician who possesses the ability and wherewithal to thrive in any practice environment.

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Typical Schedule

Residents are paired with attending physicians on a 1:1 basis for two-month blocks (note that certain elective or offsite rotations may only be one month, and thus may result in a one month rotation with an attending—however, this is an exception).

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