Welcome From the Residency Program Director

Carryn Anderson, MD

On behalf of the University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology, I would like to personally invite you to visit and explore our Department and Residency Program. You will find detailed information regarding our curriculum including clinical experiences, didactics, pathways and research opportunities that have been designed to specifically tailor your educational needs and interests. Education is a very important component of our department’s mission and faculty and staff at all levels are committed to providing residents with the best educational experience!

The residency program has many features that separate it from other programs. Residents will receive training from nationally-recognized radiation oncologists, free-radical radiation biologists, and physicists. Clinics are run, courses are taught and research is conducted by these leaders in the field. The patient volume is diverse in terms of diseases and people - our residents do not have to take "away rotations" to satisfy pediatric or brachytherapy requirements. Our patients are enrolled in several protocols, in which residents have the unique opportunity to help develop and participate in. The Department prides itself on the state-of-the-art technology utilized in the clinic and hospital allowing residents to amply receive the skills and training needed. We are also very excited about the potential Proton Program that the Board of Regents have approved.

The residency program has seen tremendous growth within the past years in terms of quality of education and quality of residents. We have developed a new curriculum that is not only integrated but individualized and innovative. Dedicated research time is carved out for each resident to further develop their skills, pathways have been created to allow residents to specialize and focus on areas of interest within the field of radiation oncology, and graduate level courses have been developed specifically for our residents to provide the necessary foundation in Medical Physics, Radiation Biology and Biostatistics. The residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. We currently have seven, highly-qualified residents.

So please, peruse our website and learn more about how we are the Iowa Difference. If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to email myself or any other faculty and staff in the department.


Carryn M. Anderson, MD
Residency Program Director