The fellowship year is divided into two distinct phases, and includes ongoing participation in research
The initial three months are intended to orient the physician to the Radiation Oncology department so that he/she will be able to function as a "junior attending" during the subsequent nine months. During this time, the fellow will work under the supervision of one specific attending staff physician, usually the Chief of Brachytherapy.
The fellow will have his/her own service of approximately fifteen to eighteen patients under treatment. These patients will not be limited to only those who require brachytherapy. According to the departmental schedule, the fellow will assist with evening and weekend coverage.