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 mentors (research, life-coaches, career planning)


Curriculum 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. Contract Evaluation and Practice Structure
  11. Preparing your CV
  12. Leadership
  13. Mentoring
  14. Making a presentation
  15. Grant writing
  16. Manuscript writing
  17. Board preparation
  18. Estate planning
  19. Financial Workshop Series 



  • Resident-Program Director retreat
  • After hours social events / parties at faculty homes
  • End of rotation happy hour
  • 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, Emerita

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

Our residents bringing Halloween spirit to our department 

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

Mentoring- an individualized, specialized relationship.


Other Mentorship Resources at Stanford