Radiation Oncology Professional Education

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers multiple training opportunities for health professionals, including:

  • Radiation Oncology Residency Program: The City of Hope Radiation Oncology Residency Program is a four-year accredited program that trains physicians to be outstanding radiation oncologists and to provide graduates with a solid foundation in translational and clinical research, while preparing them for careers in academic radiation oncology.
  • Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program: Our Therapeutic Physics Residency program is a two-year CAMPEP accredited program that qualifies the resident so that, at the end of training, he or she has sufficient knowledge and experience to practice clinical medical physics independently. This training will be performed in our two major campuses: Duarte campus and Irvine campus, with a wide range of cutting edge treatment modalities including conventional Linac, tomotherapy, adaptive radiation therapy unit including MR-guided radiotherapy, biology-guided radiotherapy unit, high-dose-rate and low-dose-rate brachytherapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, selective internal radiation therapy units, and etc. We also offer a variety of research opportunities that allow residents with strong interests to be the future academic leaders to choose. We welcome all qualified individuals with enthusiasm in developing a successful career in the exciting and rewarding field of medical physics to apply to our residency program.
  • School of Radiation Therapy: City of Hope's School of Radiation Therapy is an accredited 12-month certificate program to train health professionals with the technical skills necessary to plan, deliver and record a prescribed course of radiation, as well as monitoring and caring for patients throughout treatment. Graduates become registered radiation therapists upon passing a national certification exam after completing this program.