Thinking about a career in radiation oncology? Learn more about the field and explore frequently asked questions on application and interview process. In addition, take advantage of helpful resources for medical students interested in radiation oncology.
Generally programs wait for the Dean’s Letter to be released on November 1 of the application year. Do not be dismayed if you get rejections before November 1. Some programs will make initial cuts before the Dean’s Letter release date.
Some programs fill up their interview spots the day they begin offering interviews. It is best to contact the program as soon as possible to schedule interviews or you may lose your spot.
A good goal is eight or more interviews. If you look at the match statistics released annually from the National Resident Match Program (NRMP), almost all applicants with eight or more interviews match into a residency position.
Interview anywhere you will be happy training for four years. If you absolutely know that you do not want to move to a particular location, then consider not applying/interviewing.
Are you considering a career in radiation oncology but don’t know where to start? As your education progresses, you must have questions about the day-to-day experiences of a radiation oncologist. What’s it really like in a private practice or hospital setting? How do you achieve a work-life balance over the long-term? What can you expect in residency and how do you prepare?
In the Mentor Match program, these questions and more are fair game. Mentor Match provides a vehicle to connect with mentors on a number of diverse topics such as:
By no means is this a complete list as every relationship is different. You can build your own path and goals with guidance from your mentor.
Find a mentor now.