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Residency: Program Overview

Mission Statement

Our goal is to cultivate an educational environment which provides the full spectrum of learning opportunities in clinical, medical physics and radiobiology. Our flexible curriculum is designed to enable a resident to optimize their learning experience throughout their four years of training. It is our expectation that upon the completion of the program a resident will be an outstanding Radiation Oncologist, capable of making an immediate impact in either an academic or community practice setting.

The University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Residency Program is a four-year training program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1973. At present, we are accredited for 10 resident positions.

The Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Radiation Oncology, operating with the accreditation authority delegated to it by the ACGME reviewed the performance of the University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Training Program in 2009. After completion of the review, the RRC granted Continued Full Accreditation without citation and with two commendations. The next review is scheduled for 2015.

Prerequisites

You must complete one year of approved post-graduate training (PGY-1) prior to entering clinical training in Radiation Oncology. The first year of postgraduate clinical training must be spent in internal medicine, family, medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery or surgical specialties, pediatrics, or a transitional year program. This PGY-1 year must include at least nine months of direct patient care in medical and/or surgical specialties other than radiation oncology.