Career Services

Radiation Oncology

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Specialty Advisor:

 

Preferred Contact Information:

Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor:

 

 

 

National Organizations:

American College of Radiation Oncology
American College of Radiology
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

Minimal Training Durations:

1 transitional/preliminary year

4 years of residency

 

Competitiveness: High

Median Salary:

Academic Salary:

$417,000

Clinical Salary:

$506,000

 

 

 

Specialty Overview: 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 residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 193 categorical/advanced positions.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Oncology; Radiology; Surgical Oncology; Pathology

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 249

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 252

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 60.7

Number of Programs: 8

Number of Positions Available: 15

Total Number of Applicants: 141

Total Number of Matched: 15

 

 

 

Critical Reference :

 

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Charting-Outcomes-US-Allopathic-Seniors-2016.pdf

 

http://www.doctorsintraining.com/blog/usmle-step-1-average-match-scores-by-specialty/

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf

 

 

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