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Career Development - Radiation Oncology

What Does Training Look Like?

Radiation Oncology residencies are at least five years in addition to a prelim or transitional year.

What Does a Typical Workday Look Like?

Radiation oncologists can expect to spend 51-52 hours per week working, on average. On call schedule is not demanding.

Important Qualities and Traits

Radiation oncologists must be adaptable and open to learning about new technologies and therapies.
Shadowing Opportunities

Shadowing opportunities are available by …
Research Opportunities

If you are interested in conducting research relevant to plastic surgery, contact Dr. Kendra Harris for opportunities.

Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.

Specialty Interest Group

TUSOM currently does not have a specialty interest group devoted solely to Radiation Oncology.

Recommended T3 & T4 Coursework

Students should select a variety of radiology and internal medicine rotations for their fourth year.

Specialty Statistics

Summary Statistics (from "Charting Outcomes in the Match 2020")

Important Advice

An away rotation is highly recommended.

This is a very competitive specialty, so the overall application should be well-rounded and strong.