Radiation Oncology Mentorship Program

Mentorship is a key component of our academic mission and the Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to fostering a culture of mentoring.

Current Programs

  • All inclusive and include students, staff, residents, fellows, and faculty throughout the department
  • Mentoring programs include 1:1 partnerships as well as focused/targeted mentoris (research, life-coaches, career planning)


Curricululm is flexible and revised to meet the needs of the users with special sessions including invited speakers,  leaders in the University, Cancer Center, and Department. Examples:

  1. Introduction to research
  2. Research Fair: Clinical, Biology, Physics
  3. The Academic Path
  4. Surviving Residency
  5. Work life balance
  6. Balancing patient care with research and education
  7. Clinical research toolkit
  8. Career Planning
  9. Finding a job
  10. Preparing your CV
  11. Leadership
  12. Mentoring
  13. Making a presentation
  14. Grant writing
  15. Manuscript writing
  16. Estate Planning
  17. Financial Workshop Series 



  • Resident-Program Director retreat
  • After hours social events / parties at faculty homes
  • Visiting Professorships - fall and spring
  • Monthly lunches with invited speakers
  • Attendance at major societal annual meetings: ASTRO, RSNA, ARS, AAPM
  • Full service programs including main campus and 3 satellites (CCPA, CCSB, SEROC, SHCROP); global health initiatives; epidemiologic and population based programs 
  • Stanford = NCI designated Cancer Center

Mentorship Program Director

Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the School of Medicine
(650) 723-6195

Dr. Donaldson holds a mentorship meeting with a group of residents

Dr. Hiniker celebrates her birthday with the department

Visiting professor, Dr. Pierce, with some of our residents


Other Mentorship Resources at Stanford