Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D.

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  • Subspecialty training and certification for radiation oncology. Journal of the American College of Radiology Donaldson, S. S., Halperin, E. C. 2004; 1 (7): 488-492


    To address the recurring issues regarding subspecialty training and certification in radiation oncology, and using pediatric radiation oncology as an example, the authors considered the problem of inadequate case material for resident teaching. Potential solutions to the identified problems are addressed, and the roles of oversight committees and regulatory bodies are clarified. The problem of the nonuniform distribution of pediatric case material across residency programs cannot be solved by removing pediatric radiation oncology from the core radiation oncology educational curriculum or by offering fellowship training to those who may select it. As a result, the authors believe that subspecialty training and certification in radiation oncology is not a near-term possibility.

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