Opportunities to Improve Radiation Oncology Medical Education in the Post-Pandemic Era

Published on Oct 1, 2020in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics5.859
· DOI :10.1016/J.IJROBP.2020.06.038
Sarah Dooley1
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(UM: University of Miami),
Austin J. Sim3
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+ 4 AuthorsChelain R. Goodman13
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(NU: Northwestern University)
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Abstract Purpose To characterize the resident experience preparing for the 2019 American Board of Radiology initial certification (IC) qualification examinations in radiation oncology. Methods & Materials: The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) distributed a survey to 360 residents from the 2019 and 2020 graduating classes covering topics pertinent to preparation for the medical physics (MP), radiation and cancer biology (RCB), and clinical radiation oncology (CRO) examination...
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