Program Overview

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Department of Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program is designed to educate and train physicians to be skillful in the practice of Radiation Oncology, to be caring and compassionate in the treatment of patients and to obtain board experience not only in oncologic clinical radiation therapy, but also in radiation physics, radiation biology and research.

 2017 Radiation Oncology Residents


Objectives of the Residency Program

  1. To provide a well-rounded educational experience for clinical training in Radiation Oncology, with comprehensive understanding of oncology principles, radiation physics and biology.

  2. To provide an environment that promotes clinical expertise in Radiation Oncology, with exposure to the following:
    • a. Details of treatment
    • b. The pathology in each disease site
    • c. The key radiographic findings
    • d. Surgical / medical options for all the disease sites
  3. To foster a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care through participation in disease site-oriented conferences.
  4. To introduce and promote clinical research through retrospective and prospective evaluation of patients treated at KUMC, including radiation physics and biology related research.

Duration and Scope of Training

Following a year of general internship training, the Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program consists of a total of four years (48 months). During these 48 months, the training is divided into a minimum of 36 months devoted to clinical radiation oncology and additional time for elective rotations and dedicated research. The residents rotate in two-month blocks and work one on one with the clinical faculty. During this time, the resident participates in all aspects of the patient care under the supervision of the clinical faculty.

Didactics & Curriculum

The core didactic curriculum is considered a strength of the residency training program. Teaching sessions are organized into two-month blocks focused on a specific disease-site. Faculty members serve as moderators on a rotating basis depending on their areas of expertise and are committed to creating an interactive and educationally rewarding learning environment for trainees. Other educational activities include mock oral boards, case presentations, journal clubs, and mortality and morbidity conferences. Lectures on physics and radiobiology are also integrated into the formal teaching curriculum.

Program Contacts

For further information, contact the program by mail, phone or e-mail:

Allen M. Chen, M.D., Residency Program Director
Joe and Jean Brandmeyer Endowed Chairman and Professor
Phone: 913-588-3612
Fax: 913-588-3663


Evie Kowalewski, M.S.M., Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 913-588-4395
Fax: 913-588-3663

Mailing Address:

Department of Radiation Oncology
The University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mailstop 4033
Kansas City, Kansas 66160


Last modified: Sep 15, 2017
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