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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

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Medical Students Q&A

Join us for our bi-monthly Medical Student Q&A where you will have the opportunity to meet faculty and resident radiation oncologists.

RadOnc Resident Roundtable

Check out the new video series featuring radiation oncologist residents who answer frequently asked questions about careers in radiation oncology.

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.

Match Stories

Read match stories from radiation oncology residents on how they made their decision to choose radiation oncology as their specialty.

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.

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Free Student Memberships Available

U.S. and international medical students enrolled full-time in an accredited school of medicine, graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program and PGY-1 residents are eligible for Student/Graduate Student membership. Undergraduate students considering a career in research and medicine are also eligible to join ASTRO in this membership category. 

Virtual RO Rotation

The radoncvirtual website contains links to programs that are currently offering virtual medical student rotations in radiation oncology and also features additional resources that may be useful for students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the field and explore frequently asked questions on the application and interview processes.

Diversity and Inclusion

ASTRO is committed to promoting diversity, health equity and inclusion within the organization as well as the field of radiation oncology.

Climate Change Statement

Discover how ASTRO is actively engaging in advancing awareness and implementing sustainable, equitable practices within radiation oncology to address climate change.

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