​​ 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. These faculty contribute 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.

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Providing education and professional development to healthcare professionals is vital to ensuring we meet the healthcare needs of Canadians in the future.

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. Speakers from different spheres of innovation are invited to share their knowledge, expertise and forward-thinking innovations to improve healthcare for all.
To view archived rounds and seminars, visit "Rounds and Special Talks" in Princess Margaret Cancer Campus

Accelerated Education Program (AEP)

RMP also offers an Accelerated Education Program (AEP) with the goal of expediting the mobilization and translation of knowledge into clinical practice. The AEP for Radiation Medicine at the Princess Margaret was initiated in 2005 to develop Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs to disseminate innovative research and practical knowledge, facilitated by state-of-the-art educational methodologies. Delivered in partnership with the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, the AEP offers two award-winning learning methods: AEP courses and AEP Personalized Learning Programs (PLPs).

AEP Courses

The continuing education courses offered by the AEP offer unique opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills and strategies to implement the course principles into radiotherapy practice. Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Quality & Safety in Radiation Therapy
  • Accelerator Technology
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy​
AEP's Personalized Learning Program (PLP)

The AEP's Personalized Learning Program (PLP) in Radiation Medicine provides up to 12 months of intensive observation experience. Participants will benefit from an individualized, goal-oriented curriculum based on true clinical cases, plus a variety of interactive simulation-based training. A virtual observership experience is another convenient option to learn more about state-of-the-art radiation medicine. Virtual observerships are designed based on your learning needs, through distance learning and simulation experiences. ​

Collaboration with University of Toronto

RMP also contributes to the RTi3 Radiation Therapy and Target Insight conferences, and the Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology Course, hosted by the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto

RTi3

RTi3 is a two-day event held annually in the Spring. It is Canada's premier annual meeting for the Radiation Therapy community. RTi3 showcases the latest research and clinical innovations and is committed to advancing the science and practice of Radiation Therapy.

Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology Course

Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology is a five-day course held during the Spring each year. This course provides unique state-of-the-art training for trainees and any radiation medicine professional interested in learning about advances in radiobiology from international faculty. These educational offerings build competencies and communities of practice in the modern delivery of radiation therapy.

For more details, see Continuing Education Programs at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto.

Contact

For more information about RMP's education programs for undergraduate and graduate students, residents and fellows, as well as continuing education opportunities, contact Nicole Harnett (nicole.harnett@rmp.uhn.ca) or Dr. Rebecca Wong (rebecca.wong@rmp.uhn.ca).

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https://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret/Education/Continuing_Education_Programs/Pages/continuing_education_programs.aspx
Last reviewed: 10/7/2021
Last modified: 11/22/2022 10:45 AM