Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Residency Program


Program Description

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Resident Graduation Dinner 2018

This is a four-year ACGME accredited residency program in Radiation Oncology in the setting of an NCI-designated Cancer Center. Successful completion of this program satisfies training requirements for board eligibility in Radiation Oncology through the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Residency years are a period of hard work with rapid professional and personal growth. We consider it our responsibility to provide an environment that is both rigorous and enjoyable. Our board pass rates surpass the national average, and our graduates have been very successful in obtaining prestigious academic appointments or high-quality private practice positions in their target geographic locations. In addition, San Antonio is a vibrant multicultural metropolitan city with a diverse patient population, affordable housing, and a wide range of activities for all ages.

We are approved for six residents in years PGY-2 to PGY-5.  Residents rotate through site-specific services under direct supervision of an attending physician for 1-2 month blocks. A wide variety of electives are available including department-specific rotations, blocks at other academic institutions, or international electives. Physics and radiation biology courses are offered annually in preparation for board exams. We also have a robust clinical lecture program and monthly journal clubs.

Clinical training primarily occurs in outpatient clinics of the Mays Cancer Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The program is affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Center with access to their didactic lectures, quality assurance conferences, and extensive resources. Inpatient consultations occur primarily at University Hospital and Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital.

There are regularly scheduled multidisciplinary tumor boards for subsites including Musculoskeletal, CNS, Pediatric, Gynecologic, Breast, Head and Neck, Thoracic, Genitourinary, Hematologic, Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Liver. Our clinics provide exceptional training in all disease sites as well as specialty practices in brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, pediatric oncology, and radiosurgery.

Residents are required to formally participate in at least one research project during their years of training. Approved projects typically provide up to three months of protected research time with additional time available for academically motivated individuals. Residents are encouraged to present results at national meetings and to seek publication in peer reviewed journals. Residents are also involved in recruitment and management of patients in institutional and national cooperative group clinical research trials.

Benefits

Current information on salary and benefits is available on the UTHSCSA GME website.

Call Schedule: From home, one week at a time, approximately every 6th week.
Professional fund: An individual fund is available for purchase of texts and travel to national meetings. Additional funding is provided for pre-approved oral presentations at national meetings.
Office space: Each resident has a desk with locking drawers, a computer with dual monitors, and a laptop computer.
Libraries: The University provides a full research library including online access, and the department maintains a small reference library relevant to our field.

Contact information

This residency program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and accepts applications via ERAS. Only the best qualified candidates are offered interviews and selection is made by a committee composed of the faculty of the department. The department supports a policy of non-discrimination and residency selections are made without regard to race, sex, age, nationality, or religion.


 

Please address inquiries to:


Patricia P. Candia, Ph.D

 

Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Coordinator

 

Professor
Residency Program Director

Candia@uthscsa.edu

 

Crownover@uthscsa.edu

Department of Radiation Oncology
Mays Cancer Center
7979 Wurzbach Rd. MC 7889
San Antonio, TX 78229
210-450-1718

 

Department of Radiation Oncology
Mays Cancer Center
7979 Wurzbach Rd. MC 7889
San Antonio, TX 78229

 

William E. Jones II, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Chair – Protocol Review Committee
Joneswe@uthscsa.edu
Department of Radiation Oncology
South Texas VA Health Care System


Current Residents:

 

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Jennifer Lee, MD (PGY-5), Chief Resident

                Undergraduate: NYU Tandon School of Engineering

                Medical School: Northumbria University (UK)

                Intern Year: Preliminary Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital

 

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Vatsal Patel,MD (PGY-5)

                Undergraduate: University of Connecticut

                Medical School: University of Connecticut

                Intern Year: Preliminary Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine

 

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Eva Galvan, MD (PGY-4)

                Undergraduate: Yale University

                Medical School: UT Health San Antonio

                Intern Year: Preliminary General Surgery at UT Health San Antonio

 

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Jamie Pawlowski, MD (PGY-4)

                Undergraduate: Texas A&M University

                Medical School: UT Health San Antonio

                Intern Year: Preliminary Internal Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

 

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Neil D’Souza, MD (PGY-2)

                Undergraduate: Rice University

                Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

                Intern Year: Preliminary Internal Medicine at UT Health San Antonio

 

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Dioval Remonde, MD (PGY-2)

                Undergraduate: East Carolina University

                Medical School: Brody SOM at East Carolina University

                Intern Year: Transitional Year at Grand Strand Medical Center


 

Former Residents:

 

2018:
Dr. Dane Cohen – Private Practice in Jefferson, New Jersey
Dr. Mohamad Fakhreddine – Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas
2016:
Dr. Janeen Daniels – Private Practice in Brewer, Maine
Dr. Jill Vincent – Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana
2015:
Dr. Rachel Harmon – University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
2014:
Dr. Virginia Clyburn – McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina
Dr. Abhilasha Patel –Texas Oncology in Houston, Texas
2012:
Dr. Anna Harris – Tanner Health System in Carrollton, Georgia
Dr. Elizabeth Maani –Adjunct Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio through South Texas VA Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas
2011:
Dr. Daniel Baseman – 21st Century Oncology in Asheville, North Carolina
Dr. David Fuller – Associate Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas