Residency in Oncology
There will be no Oncology residency program for 2010-2013
Institution Offering Training: University of Pennsylvania
Address: 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia , PA 19104-6010
Authorized Administrative Official: Dr. Karin Sorenmo/Mrs. Carolyn Jackson
Inclusive Dates of Program: July 15, 2009– July 14, 2012
Number of Positions Available: 1
The following information represents the average number of cases in direct support of this program.
Total Number Annual Cases
Average Daily No. Cases Presented to Hospital
Average No. Cases Treated Daily As Outpatients
Average No. Cases in Hospital Daily
Average No. Daily ‘AVDC Procedures’
Number of Faculty in Direct Support of Program: 3
Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine: One year rotating internship or equivalent clinical experience.
The Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania (VHUP) is offering a three year Residency Program in clinical oncology.
VHUP and the Department of Clinical Studies have many board-certified specialists in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, cardiology, neurology, nutrition, behavior, ophthalmology, dermatology, surgery, radiology, anesthesia, and pathology. VHUP has a high total caseload with a wide referral base, and state-of-the-art facilities with diagnostic laboratories and equipment, including a clinical pathology laboratory for routine blood work and other specialized laboratories for microbiology, immunology, and parasitology. The hospital has modern imaging facilities which includes a MRI and a newly installed linear accelerator and the resident will work directly with both board certified medical oncologists as well as a radiation oncologist and can also participate in a course in radiation physics at HUP.
The first two years of the residency program include rotations in other specialties such as cardiology, clinical pathology, internal medicine, neurology, radiology, and pathology to provide a broader knowledge base and prepare the resident for the general exam. The last year will be dedicated to oncology and include three months off clinics for board preparation and research.
The resident is expected to be actively involved in teaching of students, interns, and other residents rotating through oncology. Case rounds will be held every day at the end of clinic days. In addition, the resident will participate in journal club, clinical pathology rounds, hospital grand rounds, surgical oncology rounds, critical care rounds and oncology rounds at HUP. The resident is also expected to attend the annual VCS meeting and present results from a residency project. The resident will be expected to participate in ongoing clinical research in addition to the time spent doing laboratory research in the third year. The primary goal of this residency is to insure eligibility for ACVIM board certification in Veterinary Medical Oncology and comply with the requirements described by the ACVIM Specialty of Oncology.
The University of Pennsylvania is an "EOE".
Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.