The Duke Radiation Oncology residency program consistently prepares trainees to be compassionate, capable and independent practitioners after graduation. One strength of the program has been developing residents into confident and skilled practitioners of complex brachytherapy procedures. The rich brachytherapy experience has stoked an interest in many of the residents to develop these skills further. To provide this opportunity, the Duke Gynecologic Brachytherapy Concentration was recently created, allowing our trainees to get additional training in ever more complicated procedures. Taking advantage of the robust case volume, interested PGY4 residents participate in additional cases and complete a research project during their scholarly year. Faculty of the concentration include Diandra Ayala Peacock, MD; Junzo Chino, MD; Oana Craciunescu, PhD; Yongbok Kim, PhD; Sheridan Meltsner, PhD; Julie Raffi, PhD; and Sarah Jo Stephens, MD.
The inaugural trainee is Rachel Shenker, MD. Program leadership envisions the brachytherapy concentration will serve as model for development of additional concentration programs to provide further mastery of complex radiation oncology technical skills. Learn more.