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Residency Planning FAQs - Radiation Oncology

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Why do students choose to train in your specialty? What is it they find attractive?

Radiation Oncology combines patient care with high technology and many opportunities for research.

What are the top 10 training programs nationally in terms of overall reputation?

  • Massachusetts General (Boston)
  • University of California (San Fransisco)
  • M.D. Anderson (Houston)
  • Washington University (St. Louis)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering (NYC)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Florida
  • Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia)
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

What are some good regional programs?

  • University of Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins

What are the strengths of the program here at the University of Maryland?

  • Superior technology and innovative research
  • Intensive mentoring program
  • Low attending to resident ratio

What are the factors you look at when evaluating an applicant from most important to least important?

  • Commitment to patient care
  • Technical aptitude
  • Academic record to date
  • Board scores
  • Dean's letter

What advice do you have for University of Maryland students interested in your specialty?

  • Spend time with attendings and residents in the Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Complete a radiation/oncology elective
  • Present a project at morning conference

If students have more questions, whom in your department should they contact and how can they reach them?

Tina L. Begay
Senior Academic Coordinator
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland
22 S. Greene Street, Room GGK-0101
Baltimore, MD 21201-1595
Telephone: (410) 328-1677

Visit the Department of Radiation Oncology Website 

Radiation Oncology Training at the University of Maryland Medical Center