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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")

 

 

Matched

Unmatched

 

n = 112

n = 1

1. Mean number of contiguous ranks

14.0

5.0

2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked

1.3

3.0

3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score

243

256

4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score

250

260

5. Mean number of research experiences

5.7

3.0

6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, publications

18.3

13.0

7. Mean number of work experiences

3.5

3.0

8. Mean number of volunteer experiences

6.6

6.0

9. Percentage who are AOA members

22.3

100.0

10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 US medical

46.4

0.0

schools with the highest NIH funding

 

 

11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree

19.2

0.0

12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

25.2

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Considerations When Applying for Residency

No special considerations.

 
Important Advice

An away rotation is highly recommended.

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

 
 

Where Past Tulane Students Have Matched (Past Five Years)





Barnes-Jewish Hosp-MO ST LOUIS MO 2019
Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles-CA PASADENA CA 2018
Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles-CA Los Angeles CA 2021
Temple Univ/Fox Chase Cancer Ctr-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2017
U Iowa Hosps and Clinics IOWA CITY IA 2017
U Minnesota Med School Minneapolis MN 2021
UC San Francisco-CA San Francisco CA 2021