This is a one-year fellowship program designed to familiarize the trainee with the indications for, techniques of, and results from proton radiation therapy treatment.
Trainees will spend approximately 6 months of the year on clinical radiation oncology services which use proton radiation therapy. Six months of the year will be spent on clinical, physics, or biology research projects related to proton radiation therapy and its use in the pediatric population.
While on clinical service, the fellow will be expected to evaluate new patients under consideration for proton radiation therapy, dictate appropriate consultation notes, present the patient for discussion at Proton Rounds in the Department of Radiation Oncology and at other appropriate multidisciplinary patient management conferences (i.e. Sarcoma Conference, Pediatric Tumor Board, etc.), review diagnostic studies with the attending Radiation Oncologist and specialists from other services (i.e. Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology), and actively participate in the Proton Radiation Therapy treatment planning process.
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Prior to the initiation of the fellowship position, fellows must have completed an approved Radiation Oncology Residency Program.
For trainees from outside the United States, successful completion of USLME 1, 2, and 3 and acquisition of at least a limited medical license in Massachusetts are required for their credentialing and for their contract to be in force.
Fellowship applicants will submit a letter of interest and their CV. These will be reviewed by the Fellowship Director, Medical Director of the Proton Center, and Radiation Oncology Senior Executive Committee.
Three letters of recommendation from their residency program director and faculty members will be required for review.
Applications must be received by December 1 of the year prior to initiation of training. The application review and selection process are expected to be completed by April 1 of the fellowship year.
Pediatric Proton Fellowship
Amanda E. Maidment
Education Program Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Lunder Building, LL2
Boston, MA 02114
Email: [email protected]
Nov 24, 2022