Providing education and professional development to health care professionals is vital to ensuring we meet the health care needs of Canadians in the future.
As a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, the Radiation Medicine Program has many staff who are faculty members at the Department of Radiation Oncology, contributing to the training of undergraduate and graduate students, residents, fellows and visitors from around the world. Several of our staff hold important education leadership roles at the University of Toronto and contribute to the design and delivery of innovative education programs.
RMP fosters a culture of ongoing learning by developing education courses and programs on emerging best practices, technologies and models of care in radiation medicine. We highlight these innovations at our radiation oncology rounds and seminars, which are held by videoconference with radiation medicine programs across Ontario. These include:
Radiation Therapist Research Rounds: These rounds offer an open forum for the presentation of Therapist-led research activities. The objective of these rounds is to regularly share practice-focused research findings and clinical innovations throughout the global radiation therapy community.
RMP Academic Rounds: The RMP Academic Rounds showcase the exceptional academic activities of members of the Radiation Medicine Program within a scholarly and interprofessional environment. These rounds are aimed at raising the standard of knowledge and practice in radiation medicine.
RMP Summer Seminar Series: The RMP Summer Seminar Series provides opportunities for staff to think "outside the box" of discipline-specific perspectives, and further enhance faculty development. The theme of the 2017 Summer Seminar Series was "The Clinical Innovators for the Future of Healthcare". Speakers from different spheres of innovation were invited to share their knowledge, expertise and forward thinking innovations to improve healthcare for all.
To view archived video presentations from the Rounds and Seminar Series, visit RMP’s extensive video library [opens in new window] »
Accelerated Education Program
RMP also offers an Accelerated Education Program (AEP) with the goal of expediting the mobilization and translation of knowledge into clinical practice. Our continuing education courses in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, Quality & Safety in Radiation Therapy, Accelerator Technology and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy offer unique opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and strategies to implement the course principles into radiotherapy practice. The AEP’s Personalized Learning Program (PLP) in Radiation Medicine provides a 6-12 month intensive observation experience, where participants will benefit from an individualized, goal-oriented curriculum based on true clinical cases, plus a variety of interactive simulation-based training.
Don't forget to also check out AEP's YouTube channel and LinkedIn for monthly updates including:
- Course Teasers
- Patient Education Video Series
- and MORE!
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Collaboration with University of Toronto
RMP also contributes to the annual Target Insight and RTi3 Radiation Therapy conferences, as well as the Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology Course, which are hosted by the University of Toronto Department of Radiation Oncology. These meetings and courses build competencies and communities of practice in the modern delivery of radiation therapy.
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For more information about RMP's education programs for undergraduate and graduate students, residents and fellows, as well as continuing education opportunities, please contact Dr. Rebecca Wong.
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