Medical Students

Are you a medical student who wants to learn more about radiation oncology? Learn more about the field, explore FAQ’s on application and interview processes and hear from radiation oncologists about what it’s like to treat and cure cancer patients. In addition, take advantage of helpful resources for medical students interested in radiation oncology including free ASTRO membership.

Watch These Short Videos to Hear from Practicing Radiation Oncologists


  • Becoming a Radiation Oncologist

    Practicing radiation oncologists share what got them interested in the field of radiation oncology
  • Careers in Radiation Oncology

    Radiation oncologists share why you should consider a career in the specialty
  • The Future of Radiation Oncology

    Hear from radiation oncologist about what they find most exciting about the future of cancer care

Get Started


Learn About the Field of Radiation Oncology Are you considering pursuing a career in radiation oncology? Watch this two-part overview of the field of radiation oncology for medical students.
Find a Mentor Are you considering a career in radiation oncology but don’t know where to start? Mentor Match provides a vehicle to connect with mentors on a number of diverse topics.
DEI for Students Learn more about some of ASTRO's DEI efforts that may be of interest to medical students considering a career in radiation oncology.
Frequently Asked Questions Learn more about the field and explore frequently asked questions on the application and interview processes.
Match Stories Read match stories from radiation oncology residents on how they made their decision to choose radiation oncology as their specialty.

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