Radiation Oncology
 

Overview of the Specialty 

Radiation Oncology is the branch of clinical medicine that utilizes ionizing radiation to treat patients with cancer, and occasionally with diseases other than cancer. Radiation oncologists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary management of the cancer patient and collaborate closely with physicians in related disciplines in the management of cancer patients.

Training Requirements

Training consists of a minimum of five years of postgraduate education. The first year of postgraduate clinical training must be spent in an accredited internal medicine, family practice, surgery, pediatrics, or transitional year program followed by four years of training in radiation oncology. There were 89 radiation oncology residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 193 categorical/advanced positions.

Matching Program Information and Match Statistics

Radiation oncology residency training programs participate in the NRMP. Match results through the NRMP and competitiveness information for radiation oncology residency training positions are summarized in the U.S. Match Statistics table below.

US Match Statistics

2015

2014

2013

2012

Competitiveness*

Low

Interm

Interm

High

# Categorical/ Advanced positions available for U.S. Seniors

193

179

183

171

% U.S. Seniors Matched*

96%

94%

94%

85%

# Unfilled Categorical/ Advanced Positions

7

4

7

1

# Unmatched U.S. Seniors

3

5

5

13

Source: NRMP Match results for U.S. seniors applying in a single specialty. *Competitiveness is based upon the percentage of U.S. Seniors who ranked each specialty as their only choice.

WUSM Match StatisticsFor a list of WUSM match statistics for the past several years, please visit Search for WUSM Statistics. You will need to log in with your Medpriv account.

Career Information

FREIDA physician workforce information for each specialty includes statistical information on the number of positions/programs for residency training, resident work hours, resident work environment and compensation, employment status upon completion of program and work environment for those entering practice in each specialty.

Washington University Resources

Washington University Graduate Medical Education: GME
Information about graduate medical education at Washington University

Washington University Department Website:
Department of Radiation Oncology
 

Faculty Contacts:  Radiation Oncology

Jeffrey D. Bradley, MD

362-8502

Dennis E Hallahan, MD

362-9700

Stephanie Perkins, MD

747-4405

Imran Zoberi, MD

362-8610

 

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National Organizations

American College of Radiation Oncology
American College of Radiology

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

At A Glance
Training
1 transitional/preliminary year 
4 years of residency
 
Categorical and advanced
positions available
These are minimum requirements.
Some programs may have longer residencies.
Fellowships
Subspecialty Length
Currently, there is not a fellowship offered
Lifestyle
Median, Academic Salary $417,000
Median, Clinical Salary $506,000
Source:AAMC