​​The Radiation Medicine Program (RMP) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre welcomes learners including trainees, practising radiation oncologists, physicists and radiation therapists. Learners often come from external institutions with different levels of training and expertise to experience our practice environment.

We offer three levels of observerships including General, UHN Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) and Executive PLP. The three programs differ by the goal of the observership, depth of experience and recommended duration. A registration fee applies, consistent with the administrative and teaching commitment required for each program.

Interested applicants are encouraged to begin the application process at least 6 months prior to the intended start date of their observership.

​ ​

Types of RMP Observerships Offered at Princess Margaret 

General Observerships

These 1- to 2-week observerships are recommended for trainees and radiation medicine professionals interested in a sampling of our practice environment. Learners are assigned to various clinics or front-line settings and are exposed to state-of-the-art facilities and clinical care.

UHN Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs)

UHN PLPs can range from 1 to 12 weeks in duration and are designed to provide a customized learning plan, developed with our learners. A UHN certificate of completion is provided at the end of the observership.

Executive Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs)

These highly personalized observerships are recommended for a 3- to 6-month duration. Executive PLPs are designed to address the practical learning needs of radiation medicine healthcare professionals around the world. These plans offer exemplary education in advanced radiotherapy practice and delivery. Executive PLPs are structured learning programs that immerse the learner in our environment and use a number of learning strategies including tutorials, mentorship, electronic modules and participation in our interdisciplinary teaching courses where available.

Learn more about PLPs in other areas, and about the UHN International Centre for Education »

Overview of RMP Observership Programs

​General Observership UHN PLP​ Executive PLP​
​Intended Learner
  • ​​​Medical, physics, radiation therapy students
  • Radiation oncology trainees
  • Practising radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists 
  • ​​Medical, physics, radiation therapy students
    • Radiation oncology trainees
    • Practising radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists
  • ​Practising radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists
  • Program ​Goals
  • ​Show learners how our program operates
  • Provide an opportunity for career sampling
  • Allow learners to meet faculty in person 
  • Same goals as General Observership, plus:

  • Provide an opportunity for learners to address specific learning objectives agreed upon by RMP and learner
  • Access to selected scheduled activities with members of RMP to discuss topic of interest
  • ​Same goals as UHN PLP, plus:

  • Provide an opportunity for learners to gain knowledge and familiarity with practice implementation issues in specific topics
  • Structured learning program with specific learning objectives, enabled through tutorials, e-modules
  • ​Key Features
  • ​Observership orientation
  • Job shadowing in clinic
  • Access to library
  • Access to clinical rounds
  • ​Observership orientation
  • Job shadowing in clinic
  • Access to library
  • Access to clinical rounds
  • Visit to treatment units
  • CT/MR simulation
  • Educational course offerings
  • Customized learning plan
  • Weekly academic half-day teachings
  • Access to AEP LMS* modules
  • UHN certificate of completion
  • ​Observership orientation
  • Job shadowing in clinic
  • Access to library
  • Access to clinical rounds
  • Visit to treatment units
  • CT/MR simulation
  • Educational course offerings
  • Customized learning plan
  • Weekly academic half-day teachings
  • Access to AEP LMS* modules
  • UHN certificate of completion
  • Immersion in departmental activities
  • Computer login and clinical keycard access
  • Regular individual didactic teachings
  • Access to eLearning courses
  • ​Duration​Maximum 2 weeks​1 week to 3 months​3 to 6 months (recommended)
    Cost (Canadian Dollars)​$250 / week​$1650 / week​$2000 / week

    * AEP LMS: Accelerated Education Program Learning Management System


    ​​

    RMP Observership Program Contact Information

    For all inquiries regarding RMP observerships, please include the following information: 

  • Your current role
  • Your current institution
  • Observership program of interest
  • Preferred duration of visit
  • Preferred start date of your visit (include a range if applicable)
  • Whether you are planning to apply for grant funding to attend the observership (if yes, include grant name/weblink)
  • Name(s) of RMP faculty that you have already contacted to discuss this request (if applicable)
  •  

    RMP Observership Program General Inquiries

    Contact:
    RMP Observers
    Radiation Medicine Program
    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    610 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9
    Email: RMP.Observers@uhn.ca


    Radiation Therapy

    Program Director: Angela Cashell (angela.cashell@rmp.uhn.ca)
    Coordinator: Kathleen Conway (kathleen.conway@rmp.uhn.ca)


    Medical Physics

    Program Director: Jean-Pierre Bissonnette (jeanpierre.bissonnette@rmp.uhn.ca)
    Coordinator: Renata Czech (renata.czech@rmp.uhn.ca)


    Radiation Oncology

    Program Director: Jennifer Croke (jennifer.croke@rmp.uhn.ca)


    Team Requests

    Program Director: Rebecca Wong (rebecca.wong@rmp.uhn.ca)

    Last reviewed: 4/10/2019
    Last modified: 4/11/2019 5:43 AM