4th Annual Assessment Workshop - February 11–12, 2017

4th Annual Assessment Workshop - February 11–12, 2017

4th Annual UCLA – UCSD Radiation Oncology Case-Based Education And Skills Assessment Workshop

February 11, 2017

UCLA-UCSD Resident and Physician Education Symposium

February 11–12, 2017
Hosted by University of California Los Angeles and University of California San Diego

Sponsored by the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA and UCSDCourse Director: Dr. Percy Lee, Vice-Chair of Education and Residency Program Director

Registration is now CLOSED. All workshops have met capacity.

About the Course: The objectives of this workshop are for the attendee to 1) gain an understanding of the variability in treatment patterns that exist among practicing radiation oncologists, 2) develop a better familiarity with what constitutes the ‘standard of care’ in a rapidly evolving and heavily technologically-based specialty, and 3) engage further in self-directed learning through the identification of gaps in existing knowledge base. Saturday’s course will consist of intensive one-on-one case-based review sessions with renowned academic faculty and community practice physicians from across the United States. A rigorous evaluation process will be instituted and written/verbal feedback provided to attendees. The Sunday session will include didactic lectures given by expert faculty reviewing general management strategies and high yield topics from across disease sites. Lastly, this course will offer a valuable opportunity for residents to share educational resources and experiences from across residency programs in a highly collegial environment. There will be ample opportunity to network with fellow residents and practicing radiation oncologists. A complete agenda will be available soon.

Who is this course designed for? Radiation oncology post-graduate year five residents and young physicians in practice, particularly those preparing for board exams, are encouraged to attend.

Registration: Registration for the 2016 Education Symposium opening soon.

Testimonials from 2016 Symposium:

  • “Exceeded expectations!”
  • “I thought that the warm and collegial environment was key to the creating a good, pro-learning atmosphere. Keep it up! :)”
  • “The atmosphere was collegial and created a safe environment in which to garner experience in taking this intimidating exam… Overall, one of the most high yield learning experiences of residency to date!”
  • “Excellent examiners and invaluable mock oral practice simulations. Highly recommend.”
  • “Boards style setting that mimics the actual oral boards is useful. Examiners did not make me feel bad when I did not know the answers. Getting the “right” answers on Sunday is very helpful.”
  • “It made me realize where I need to focus my studies and helped me remember what I have learned.”
  • “Very low stress approach and everyone was very helpful and gave excellent feedback.”

Testimonials from 2015 Symposium:

  • “Going into the real thing without having done this course would have been terrifying!”
  • “I liked that it was a very ‘real’ experience. It helped me hone in on subjects that I should study. I liked the atmosphere and collegiality of the participants. This should be done over and over again as I think participants will greatly benefit!”
  • “Absolutely invaluable for someone who never had a mock oral experience”
  • “As close to the real thing as I’m likely to get!”
  • “The lectures on Sunday were very high-yield…taking notes frantically”
  • “I enjoyed the mix of teaching styles, the questions/cases asked, the combination of academic and private examiners with mixed experience and perspective…great teaching”
  • “Very realistic timing and intensity…the review sessions with experts in the field provided wonderful guidance on board preparation”

Attendee References

All materials are password protected. If you do not have a password, please contact [email protected]. UCLA Radiation Oncology Case Based Education Symposium, Sunday, February 12, 2017 Neurosciences Research Bldg. – Auditorium.

    • Genitourinary (Secure PDF)
    • Nicholas Nickols, MD PhD
    • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology at UCLA
    • Head & Neck (Secure PDF)
    • Robert Chin, MD PhD
    • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology at UCLA
    • Central Nervous System/Pediatrics (Secure PDF)
    • Kenneth Wong, MD
    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology at USC
    • Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    • Gastrointestinal (Secure PDF)
    • James Murphy, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego
    • Breast (Secure PDF)
    • Susan McCloskey, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology at UCLA
    • Lymphoma
    • Parag Sanghvi, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego
    • Lung and Thoracic (Secure PDF)
    • Percy Lee, MD
    • Vice Chair, Educational Programs
    • Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology at UCLA
    • Gynecological (Secure PDF)
    • Mitchell Kamrava, MD
    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Elements of Competence: This educational forum has been designed to address the six core competencies as promoted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with respect to patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems based-practice, interpersonal skills and communication, and professionalism.