UF Proton Therapy Institute Field Trip!

A group of 8 first and second year medical students took a day trip to Jacksonville, FL to visit the world renowned UF Proton Therapy Institute. This is a unique and cutting edge treatment facility for cancer patients needing radiation therapy. The students were given a tour of the facility, and were able to see the different technology and treatment modalities that the facility offers. There are less than a dozen similar facilities in the country, so this was truly an exceptional and exciting opportunity for the UF students. Proton therapy has been very beneficial in treatment of prostate, head and neck, and pediatric cancers. The students also had a one on one question and answer session with a physician, Dr. Rotondo, who is a pediatric fellow at UFPTI.