6th Annual UCLA Assessment Workshop - March 2-3, 2019

6th Annual UCLA Assessment Workshop - March 2-3, 2019

6th Annual UCLA – UCSD Radiation Oncology Case-Based Education And Skills Assessment Workshop
UCLA-UCSD Resident and Physician Education Symposium
March 2-3, 2019

Sponsored by the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA

Course Director: Dr. Ann Raldow, Assistant Professor and Residency Associate Program Director

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.

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.

Testimonials from 2018 Symposium:

  • “The Sunday lectures were extremely helpful and provided a nice study guide.”
  • “Great opportunity to get a feel for real boards like experience”
  • “Highly relevant case-based sessions. very helpful practice.”
  • “Great lectures and feedback.”

Testimonials from 2017 Symposium:

  • “It went really smoothly, well organized and very high quality examiners and presentations.”
  • “Very organized, consistent between examiners, good way to practice with young faculty or experts in field.”
  • “Collegial atmosphere, low stress”
  • “A practice examination was very helpful and motivating to study more.”
  • “I will recommend this to everyone I know for next year.”

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.”

Attendee References

All materials are password protected. If you do not have a password, please contact [email protected]

    • Lymphoma (Secure PDF)
    • Evan White, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego
    • Gynecological (Secure PDF)
    • Dominique Rash, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego

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.