As an academic medical center, Stony Brook Children's has the privilege of training the next generation of physicians—something that also brings many benefits to hospital patients including access to the latest protocols and procedures as well as to some of the best minds in medicine. The Radiation Oncology Department has a two-year residency program in medical physics. It also trains medical dosimetrists, the technologists who typically administer the radiation under physician guidance. In addition, both Drs. Valentine and Weiss teach at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.