Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program
The Residency Training Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology, aims to educate and train residents to comprehensive and high quality oncologic management with particular emphasis on the science and art of radiation oncology. The program is located in the American University of Beirut Medical Center, in Beirut. The Radiation Oncology Training Program is a four-year program beginning at the PGY II level. In December 2017, the program received the prestigious ACGME-I accreditation (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), and as such became the first ACGME accredited program outside the USA. A minimum of 42 months in the residency training program is spent in clinical Radiation Oncology, evaluating both new cases and follow-up patients. Residents participate in the initial evaluation, staging, treatment planning, simulation, and therapy of patients. Training includes various modalities such as external beam therapy, electron therapy, brachytherapy, frame-based and frameless stereotactic radiotherapy and radiolabeled agents (unsealed sources). The patient population is diverse and includes a significant number of children due to the proximity of the children cancer center of Lebanon (CCCL). Residents participate in many combined conferences and tumor boards, in addition to a didactic series of lectures in radiation physics and radiation biology. Residents are expected to present at least one seminar semi-annually on some aspect of cancer research or management. In addition, residents are required to take the Radiation Oncology In-Training Examination and the Mock Oral Exam annually. Opportunities for electives (max of 6 months) include focused clinical training (internal or external), electives in dosimetry/ Radiation Physics or laboratory research in Radiation Biology.
Youssef Zeidan, MD, PhD
Director, Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Medical Physics Training Program
The department of Radiation Oncology offers a 2 year paid Medical Physics Residency program based on the IAEA/CAMPEP residency curriculum of courses and clinical work. The program starts in June. Applicant must have an MS or PhD degree from a good Medical Physics Program and good English skills and GPA. The program is currently seeking CAMPEP accreditation.
Wassim Jalbout, PhD
Head, Medical Physics Residency Program