Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiation Oncology in Rochester, MN uses the most sophisticated technology available and employs expert personnel to deliver radiation therapy. Care providers within the Department of Radiation Oncology care for more than 2,500 patients with malignant diseases each year. Each radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic specializes in treating two or three types of cancer. This specialization ensures that even patients with rare cancers receive care from someone who is highly skilled at treating their specific condition.
The department offers the full spectrum of radiation therapy modalities, including:
- External beam radiation therapy
- High energy photon and electron beam radiation
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Proton therapy (treatments start 2015)
In addition, the department offers more than 50 cancer clinical studies each year. Protocols are available for brain, breast, head and neck, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, lung cancers, lymphoma, melanoma and sarcoma.
The faculty involved in the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency include Ph.D. and M.S. medical physicists who collectively have a wealth of experience in every aspect of radiation oncology medical physics. Areas of expertise include all areas of clinical practice, basic and applied research, and education and professional activities, as demonstrated through leadership in national organizations, the certification and peer-review process and educational involvement.
Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a faculty advisor and mentors throughout this fellowship. These individuals will serve as contact points throughout your training.
Prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during morning and late afternoon lectures. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities to interact with these experts.