The Radiosurgery Society Announces 'For Residents, By Residents' Webinar Series for Residents Interested in Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

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Launches RSS Mentorship and Career Pathways Program to Match Residents with Seasoned Radiation Oncology, Physics, and Neurosurgery Professionals for Career Development

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This is a fantastic opportunity for residents and junior faculty who are interested in SRS/SBRT to connect with each other and with more seasoned physicians in this space, and to learn skills that will be invaluable in developing their careers.

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that its launching a ‘For Residents, By Residents’ Webinar Series designed to foster the development of leaders in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) amongst radiation oncology, physics, and neurosurgery residents.

The RSS ‘For Residents, By Residents’ Webinar Series consists of five monthly webinars beginning in October 2020 and ending in February 2021. The entire series is being planned, executed, and moderated by residents to best address the unique needs and interests of residents pursuing a career in the fields of radiation oncology, physics and neurosurgery. Featured topics include:

  • What Defines a Productive Mentor/Mentee Relationship & Survey Highlights: October 14, 2020 at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET
  • Integrating SRS/SBRT into a New Practice: November 11, 2020 at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET
  • Building a 5-year Research/Practice Plan/Academic Career Building: December 16, 2020 at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET
  • How to Market Yourself for a Career in SRS/SBRT: January 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET
  • Navigating Tumor Board Discussions as a Radiosurgeo: February 11, 2021 at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET

Co-Chairs of RSS Residents Committee are Aviva Berkowitz, M.D. from Montefiore Medical Center and Evan Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., from University of Alabama, Birmingham. The Advising Professor for Neurosurgery is Susan Pannullo, M.D. from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; the Advising Professor for Radiation Oncology is Nina Mayr, M.D., from the University of Washington; and the Advising Professor for Medical Physics is Indrin Chetty, Ph.D., from Henry Ford Cancer Institute.

“The RSS Residents Committee is a group of collegial experts focused on the goal of enhancing mentorship and educational experiences of those training in the field of radiosurgery,” said Indrin Chetty, Ph.D., Director of the Radiation Physics Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. “The committee members are actively engaged in a variety of activities, such as webinars, didactic and 'hands-on' training, and novel research opportunities facilitated by the RSSearch Patient Registry.”

In addition to the ‘For Residents, By Residents’ Webinar Series, the RSS is pleased to announce its Mentorship and Career Pathways Program, designed to provide mentorship and coaching opportunities to residents pursuing careers as surgeons, radiation oncologists and physicists focused on the practice of radiosurgery. Mentors help these residents navigate the challenges as changes they may face as they evolve in their professional careers.

"The RSS Resident Committee is extremely excited to launch our very first resident driven webinar series highlighting our new Mentorship and Career Pathways Program,” said Aviva Berkowitz, M.D., Chief Resident Physician, PGY-5 Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center. “This is a fantastic opportunity for residents and junior faculty who are interested in SRS/SBRT to connect with each other and with more seasoned physicians in this space, and to learn skills that will be invaluable in developing their careers."

The Radiosurgery Society invites those who are interested in participating in the RSS Mentorship and Career Pathways Program to complete an application to be matched with a mentor or mentee. Eligible mentees are residents or trainees in the fields of radiation oncology, physics, and neurosurgery. Eligible mentors include all attending physicians and seasoned physicists in those fields. The RSS Mentorship and Career Pathways program is open to both members and non-members of the Radiosurgery Society.

Those interested in receiving an application to become a mentor or mentee as part of the RSS Mentorship and Career Pathways Program should contact mentorship@therss.org.

About the Radiosurgery Society®
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

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