Applicant Interviews

Invitations to Interview at Duke Radiation Oncology

For the 2016-2017 cycle Duke Radiation Oncology will hold 3 days of interviews—in November, December and January.

Our Residency Applications Committee reviews all applications received through ERAS and recommends applicants to interview.  In mid-October, we will send invitations through ERAS to selected applicants. Following acceptance of our invitation, the Residency Program Coordinator will assist applicants with arrangements for the interview visit.

Interview Day Schedule

Due to the large number of applicants being interviewed, schedules will be tight and appointments will be spread throughout the day. We encourage applicants to schedule return flights for after 6:00 PM or else for the next day to ensure that they will be able to meet the Department Chairman and all key faculty.

Evening Before

Applicant dinner with current residents at a local restaurant

                 

Interview Day         

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Applicants gather in the lobby of the Duke Cancer Center; escort to Radiation Oncology Multipurpose Room by the Program Director. Continental breakfast provided. Introduction and Description of the Day.

9:45 AM -
11:45 PM

One half of the group interviews with faculty and residents. The other half are brought on a tour and listen to Resident Research Presentations.

11:45 AM -
1:00 PM

Buffet lunch provided. Chance to meet faculty and residents who are scheduled for clinic that day.

 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

One half of the group interviews with faculty and residents. The other half are brought on a tour and listen to Resident Research Presentations.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Applicants debrief and send-off

Visiting Duke and Durham

Check out the Durham Visitors bureau and the Duke Visitiors guide to plan your visit. Hotels near Duke Medical Center range from inexpensive, and within walking distance, to the 5-star Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club.  Most hotels near campus offer free van service to Duke and to downtown restaurants, so you need not rent a car.
Want to share travel expenses with another applicant interviewing at a Duke department? Notify the Residency Program Coordinator and ask to be added to the Duke GME list.

Dining in Durham

Durham is becoming known for its restaurants and chefs which have been featured in Bon Appétit, Gourmet, The New York Times, and Food & WineSouthern Living named Durham one of the South's "Tasiest Towns."  The food is one more reason to stay an extra day and get to know the area.  Take the free Bull City Connector from Duke campus to downtown Durham or check your hotel for free van service.