Radiation Oncology Residency Program Welcome from Our Program Director Mike Milano, MD, PhD Welcome to the University of Rochester Radiation Oncology Residency Program web site! Our program was established over 40 years ago—in 1971, by Dr. Philip Rubin, who was the first departmental chair, the founding editor of Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, and a leader in late complications after radiotherapy. The University of Rochester's Department of Radiation Oncology prides itself on promoting an enthusiastic, friendly atmosphere, where residents are considered invaluable members of the team. The city of Rochester is known for its vibrant arts, four season outdoor activities, affordable housing, and light traffic! We currently have 8 residents in our training program, and accept one to two PGY-2 residents each year. Students have the option of applying for a preliminary internal medicine position at the University of Rochester. Please read on to learn additional highlights of our program. Also, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Our Facilities As the largest and most specialized hospital within New York's Western Region, the University of Rochester Medical Center is a teaching hospital comprised of three patient care centers: Strong Memorial Hospital, Golisano Children's Hospital, and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Devoted to providing compassionate, patient-and family-centered health care that transforms the patient experience, our University defines and delivers "Medicine of the Highest Order," as evidenced by our consistent recognition as "One of America's Best Hospital's in the Nation" by U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Radiation Oncology is located within the state-of-the-art Wilmot Cancer Center. In July 2012, work was completed on transforming the world class facility from a cancer center into a comprehensive cancer hospital, complete with 30 in-patient beds. WCC is known as the leading institution for cancer treatment in this region, drawing patients from throughout the Northeast. Organized around a multi-disciplinary care model, the center brings the best and the brightest minds together under one roof, thus providing the most up-to-date scientific information and treatments available to patients. In following the model of the nation's top cancer centers, in-patient and out-patient care, research, and teaching are now integrated under the same roof. The expansion of the Wilmot Cancer Center has undoubtedly created an environment conductive to providing the consummate in resident education, as the door is now opened for even greater clinical and academic opportunities to become available to our trainees.