Radiation Oncology Residency Program

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Radiation Oncology Residency Program Details

We offer a 4-year residency in Radiation Medicine with guidelines established by the ACGME Radiation Oncology section.

ACGME Accreditation Status

The OHSU Radiation Medicine Residency Training program is approved for 6 total resident trainees, effective March 8, 2009. Under the Next Accreditation System (NAS), the next regularly scheduled Self-Study visit is March 1, 2018.

General Information

Residents must have successfully completed a one-year internship prior to initiating the 4-year residency. Positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program.

Interested Applicants

All applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Oregon. Graduates from foreign medical schools should contact the OHSU GME Office to ensure that eligibility requirements have been met.

Submitting an Application

All applications will be reviewed by a committee and must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Foreign graduates can submit an application with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

The Interview Process

Approximately 15-20 applicants are selected for personal interviews, per residency slot available. Interviews will be conducted by staff physicians, current residents and select radiation medicine staff, during the months of November and December. Successful candidates have often spent a clinical rotation in our department during their 3rd or 4th year as a medical student.

Research Focus

Our program has a broad and flexible research focus that includes health services and outcomes-based research, clinical and translational research, as well as basic science research opportunities within the greater OHSU community. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to garner a meaningful research experience during the critical years of postgraduate residency training. 

Residents are encouraged to concurrently enroll into the Human Investigations Program (HIP), a training component within the institutional CTSA, also known as the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute. One can enroll in the Maters of Clinical Research Track or the Certificate Track. The residency is structured so concurrent participating in research activities are conducted such that all ACGME and ABR requirements are met. The length of the training program is not altered with research endeavors.

Grades and Board Scores

Use no minimum board scores or grades in the selection process. Required Training: Must have graduated from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy with post internship training. Must have successfully completed an internship during your PGY-1 years (time between medical school and the residency program). We currently do not offer a PGY-1 internship. We do not require a specific clinical internship, other than a ACGME-approved program. The application process is a separate process from our residency program.

Licensing Requirements

Applicants must successfully complete all United States Medical Licensing Examination requirements. Foreign medical graduates must complete all Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requirements. There is no minimum ECFME Score.

Government Regulations

Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States or eligible to obtain work authorization. The department of radiation medicine does not provide sponsorship for any type of immigration VISA.

Applying for a Residency Position

Visit the ERAS website to begin the application process. You'll need the items listed below to complete the process.

  • A brief curriculum vitae including any publications.
  • A personal statement regarding your goals.
  • A letter of recommendation from the Dean of your medical school.
  • Three personal letters of recommendation of your choice.
  • A medical school transcript.

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