For Medical Professionals
The Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to providing a high level of assistance to physician colleagues within BMC and outside of the BMC system. Whether for treatment, a single consultation, a second opinion, or ongoing follow-up, the team’s physicians will keep the consulting physician fully informed of the patient's treatment plan and coordinate long-term management.
To Arrange a Consultation
For any type of appointment, please call 617.638.7070.
For new patient consultations, please provide the following information or fill out the attached Patient Consultation Request Form (PDF) and fax it to 617.638.7037.
BMC physicians can make consultation requests through EPIC, the BMC electronic medical record system.
The following information is needed for all referrals:
- Referring physician information, including name, address, and telephone number.
- Patient information, including demographics, contact information, and insurance.
- Diagnosis information, including pathological diagnosis, date of diagnosis, and type of diagnostic procedure.
- Any relevant records/films at outside hospitals (non-BMC). Please have the patient bring these to the appointment.
- Is the patient currently undergoing cancer treatment? Please describe.
- How quickly does the patient need to be seen?
- If the referring physician wishes to discuss his or her patient with one of BMC’s physicians, please call.
Medical Student Rotations
As a leader in radiation oncology education on the medical student level, Boston Medical Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology is a popular site for clinical rotations during the third and fourth year of study at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM offers two electives in the Cancer Education and Research Program: Clinical Radiation Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research. First-year and second-year medical students may also rotate through the department in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. Visiting medical students can schedule rotations through the BUSM Registrar’s Office.
Students are given the opportunity to perfect their ability to take a history and perform thorough physical examinations. They also learn about the natural history of select cancers. BMC’s attending physicians provide didactic guidance throughout this experience. Students are encouraged to learn how radiation oncologists design radiation treatments and are able to spend time in the radiation physics section working on radiation plans. Students may also spend time at the treatment machines to observe the delivery of radiation therapy. Students are afforded the opportunity to give a presentation to the department on a topic of their choice related to radiation therapy at the end of the rotation.
Medical Student Research
BUSM has various exciting research opportunities at BMC for students with a strong interest in oncology. Students can take on retrospective analyses of clinical data or participate in BMC’s active prospective clinical trials. BUSM also has exciting opportunities for medical students to participate in physics-based or education-based projects.
BUSM students have been very successful in their research endeavors, including presenting their work at various national meetings, such as ASTRO, RSNA, and ASCO. Additionally, BUSM students have won numerous research awards.