Dr. Shaun Loewen
The Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program at the University of Calgary was established in 2002 and is recognized for its excellent clinical exposure, providing 2 preceptors to 1 trainee 8-week rotations through the majority of core Radiation Oncology training.
Formal academic half-day teaching with a 2-year curriculum, dedicated medical physics training course in PGY1/2, and an advanced treatment planning course in PGY3/4 provides a suitable didactic learning environment.
Our program incorporates a CanMEDs lecture series to individually address non-medical expert competencies through a structured learning approach.
Our residents are competitive for research awards and have excellent funding support for education courses and to attend conferences throughout training. Our graduates have been successful in securing staff employment in both academic and community-based work environments.
Our program recently secured additional funding for equipment and renovations to our resident workplace until the public opening of the new Cancer Centre in 2023. Please visit this website, for more information on the Calgary Cancer Centre.
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and fourth largest census metropolitan area in Canada with 1.4 million people.
Calgary sits in the sunny eastern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains in the heart of Alberta, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet. It is the major urban centre for the entire southern half of the province of Alberta and is surrounded by an area of profound beauty of boundless nature and mountain vistas.
The city experiences warm summers and cold, dry winters. However, winter temperature can often rise by 20 to 30 degrees due to warm, dry Chinook winds that blow eastward into Alberta from the Rocky Mountains. Calgary is the sunniest city in Canada with an average of 332.9 sun-filled days. The highest average afternoon temperature from December to February is -1.41°C, but temperature highs do fluctuate during winter.
Fun Facts: Ginger beef and the Caeser beverage were invented in Calgary. Fish Creek Park is the 2nd largest urban park in Canada. The Calgary Stampede, first held in 1886, is billed as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” and renowned for its hospitality. There are more than 1000 free breakfasts held during the 10-day event that can be found using a smart phone app.