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Table 1 Curriculum topics of the DEGRO-Academy with number of respective subtopics (with a maximum of 2 subclassifications) and number of represented subtopics from the DEGRO-Curriculum in certified courses in 2018 and 2019 (n = 50 for 2018; n = 54 for 2019)

From: Current status and developments of German curriculum-based residency training programmes in radiation oncology

Topics from the DEGRO-curriculum Number of subtopics Number of represented subtopics in certified courses and percentage of respective topic
2018 Number % 2019 Number %
01. Radiobiology 14 13 92.9 14 100.0
02. Physics and radiation protection 31 21 67.7 31 100.0
03. Radiation techniques 23 17 73.9 19 82.6
04. Classification of acute and late reactions, supportive therapy 22 11 50.0 17 77.3
05. Palliative radiation oncology 30 11 36.7 23 76.7
06. Radiotherapy of benign diseases 19 14 73.7 19 100.0
07. Malignant oncological organ-related tumor entities, incl. radiochemotherapy and targeted drugs 74 35 47.3 56 75.7
08. Imaging in radiation oncology 22 10 45.5 17 77.3
09. BVDST-relevant subjects, billing/DRG 30 24 80.0 14 46.7
10. Other 11 3 27.3 4 36.4
Total 276 159 57.6 214 77.5