The residency program is within the Department of Radiation Oncology, which is located in the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The campus is located in the Denver Metro area, just 6 miles east of downtown Denver in the city of Aurora, a neighboring suburb. Campus is accessible via car, bus, and light rail.
The UCHealth Tomotherapy Cancer Care Clinic is our satellite facility, which has our Tomotherapy Hi-Art II treatment machine. The UCHealth Tomotherapy Cancer Care Clinic is located in Lone Tree, CO, which is 18 miles south of the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Physics residents spend the vast majority of their time within the Department of Radiation Oncology on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Residents should expect to spend 1-3 weeks at the UCHealth Tomotherapy Cancer Care Clinic. Residents also have the opportunity to observe at the Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center for 1-2 weeks. The Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center is located in the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, just down the hall from the Department of Radiation Oncology.
We have a unique collaboration with the physicists in the Department of Radiology, also located down the hall from the Department of Radiation Oncology within the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Residents will spend 1-2 weeks with physicists and radiologists in the Department of Radiology.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is one of four distinct campuses of the University of Colorado system. It is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. This state-of-the-art medical center is globally recognized for its medical research, teaching, and clinical programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and nursing.
The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to two of the top hospitals in the nation: University of Colorado Hospital, named as the top hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report, and Children’s Hospital Colorado, ranked for more than a decade as one of the best children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The campus is also home to the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. The University is vital to the people of Colorado and its economy, estimated to have a state economic impact of $2.6 billion a year, on par with the Colorado ski industry.
University of Colorado Hospital
The UCHealth - University of Colorado Hospital is the region’s only academic hospital and one of the leading hospitals in the nation. We have been designated the #1 hospital in Colorado in 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report.
The hospital houses the University of Colorado Cancer Center , the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in Colorado designated by the National Cancer Institute and one of just 49 in the country. The Department of Radiation Oncology is a critical component of the Cancer Center.
Department of Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology provides high-quality
patient care using cutting edge technology. The department actively
participates in national working group clinical trials, and leads numerous
departmental-investigator initiated clinical trials (including trials led by
physics faculty). The department provides a rich learning environment, as
it has a Radiation Oncology Residency Program, hosts medical students, and is a
clinical training site for radiation therapy and dosimetry programs.
Department faculty are highly active in research, leading a wide variety of
The Medical Physics Residency Program emphasizes integration
of the physics resident within the department. Physics residents will
work closely with all staffing groups. In addition to being trained by
physicists, residents are also trained directly by therapists and dosimetrists
at various times in the program. Physics residents interact with
physicians and radiation oncology residents, especially during the 3DCRT and
Advanced Treatment Planning rotation. The education didactic sessions are
also fully integrated with the Radiation Oncology Residency Program.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, Colorado, just six miles east of downtown Denver. Colorado’s third-largest city, Aurora has a budding arts scene, more than 400 ethnically diverse restaurants and recreational opportunities ranging from boating to hiking.
Denver, the Mile High City, boasts a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, award-winning dining, upscale shopping, seven professional sports teams and unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountains.
Colorado has world-class destinations, including the Rocky Mountains, where visitors spend their days skiing, snowboarding, hiking, sailing, rafting, cycling, golfing and enjoying breathtaking scenery.