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University of Toronto Radiation Oncology Fellowship at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre

Sunnybrook radiation oncology fellows

2016–2017 Sunnybrook radiation oncology fellows.

The radiation oncology fellowship program at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre (OCC) is affiliated with the University of Toronto. The program has grown over the past decade to accommodate eight to 10 positions annually. Successful fellows have been selected from North America, Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Australia. Aside from pediatrics and sarcoma, the program at OCC offers comprehensive clinical and research experience in all tumour sites.

What kinds of fellowships are offered?

The OCC radiation oncology program has one of the largest patient volumes in North America, with more than 7,000 new patient visits per year. The radiotherapy department is equipped with 13 state-of-the-art linear accelerators, four CT simulators, one MRI simulator, a fully functional brachytherapy operating suite and a Gamma Knife Icon system. In 2017, an Elekta MRI linear accelerator that is dedicated for research will be installed.

The fellowship program at OCC is designed for trainees who want additional clinical training and research experience before entering full-time radiation oncology practice. There is the option of a one- or two-year program that can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the applicant. Clinical sites can be combined; for example, previous fellows have split the year between two sites like gastrointestinal and lung, focusing on stereotactic body radiotherapy. The two-year program is generally offered to trainees who would like to focus more on research and can be combined with a master’s program affiliated with the department. (Applicants will have to apply successfully to the master’s program separately.)

Application requirements:

  • Successful completion of radiation oncology specialty training in your home country
  • Personal letter outlining your reason for applying, past accomplishments and a list of your top three preferences for clinical sites and supervisor(s)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of reference, preferably one from the residency program director

Fellowships generally start in July of every calendar year. Applications are due one year prior, before June 30. For example, applications received before June 30, 2019 are eligible for fellowships starting July 1, 2020.

Please email your application to the contacts below:

Attention: Catherine Wong
Fellowship coordinator, department of radiation oncology, University of Toronto

Copy to: Razia Haidar

Project Assistant, Fellowship Program at Odette Cancer Centre
Department of Radiation Oncology