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We are pleased to introduce you to the Rush University Radiation Oncology Residency Program.

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers a four-year residency training program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program accommodates a total of six residents (2 per year, with a skip year every 4th year). 


One of our positions is an advanced match (i.e. after satisfactory completion of an internship year elsewhere) and the other position is categorical (integrated one-year internship at Rush University Medical Center, with exposure to various oncologic specialties). All positions are offered only through the annual National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The program combines both didactic and clinical instruction in oncology patient care, medical physics and radiation biology. Our program curriculum is designed to allow you progressive participation in your training, which increases with the successful completion of each academic year. It is our goal to train our residents to become excellent physicians first, then oncologists, and finally radiation oncologists.

Residents have the advantage of training in a state-of-the-art clinical setting, which allows access to a diverse array of cancers as well as a broad range of treatment equipment/options. The residents’ office, located within our administrative area, is equipped with individual workstations, as well as reference materials, computer hardware/software and transcription equipment.

You will receive research support to present research papers, abstracts, and posters at regional and national meetings. Both medical physics and radiation biology have active research projects underway, and you will have the opportunity to participate in research initiatives offered by both sections.

Here in the Department of Radiation Oncology, we seek to recruit outstanding individuals who are enthusiastic, hard-working, and possess a sound foundation of basic science and clinical knowledge. We consider our residents to be a great asset, and we take pride in their training and education. Prior graduates of our program have performed successfully on both written and oral examinations of the American Board of Radiology and have gone on to obtain desirable academic positions and private practice opportunities throughout the country.

This year, given the pandemic, and in accordance with ACGME policy, we will be conducting interviews virtually. We encourage you to view our, “Why Choose Rush?” webpage.

How to apply

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service and will soon be accepting applications through this system for the upcoming academic year. Because of the large volume of applicants, we will not be able to interview all that apply. You must submit a complete application to be considered for an interview.

Application requirements include the following:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification (foreign medical school graduates)

Should you have any questions, please email or call (312) 942-0712.