On behalf of the faculty, staff, and trainees in the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, welcome to the website of our residency training program. It is an exciting time in radiation oncology-- with technological advances and molecular breakthroughs improving our understanding of cancer-- and UCLA occupies a special position on the very forefront of academic medicine, ushering innovative ideas from the laboratory to the bedside. Even in this era of shrinking healthcare dollars, the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA continues to grow at an unprecedented pace.
Our talented and renowned faculty members are recognized as patient advocates, pioneers in research, and leaders in academic radiation oncology. As importantly, they are dedicated educators who are ever approachable and down-to-earth. We believe it is the faculty, coupled with our unwavering commitment to cutting-edge technology, basic and translational research, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary patient-centered cancer care that create a dynamic environment in which to train.
Our residents, the centerpiece of our Department, are compassionate, intelligent, and accomplished both inside and outside of the hospital-- and truly represent the best and brightest in medicine. Hardly a day goes by where they fail to inspire us and contribute to a culture of unparalleled inquiry, creativity, and collegiality. The opportunity to nurture their individual career development is a tremendous privilege and a responsibility we take extremely seriously at UCLA. Our residents are encouraged to think critically; challenged to venture "outside of the box;" and pushed to achieve more than what they think they could otherwise on their own. By imparting them with self-confidence and providing them with the steadfast foundation for lifelong learning, we aim to help our residents attain their full potential as healers, investigators, scientists, and leaders in medicine. We are incredibly proud of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA and our residency program. Come to know us, and you'll see why.