How to Apply
Applying to the Duke Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Applicants must apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and also register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP®). All applications will be considered by a committee of faculty members which includes the Program Training Director, the Department Chair, plus selected clinical, research, and physics faculty. Following completion of the interview process, a rank list will be prepared with input from all faculty members. The rank list is then submitted to the NRMP for matching.
- Minimum of 3 Letters of Recommendation required. Should include letters from radiation oncologists who personally know the applicant through clinical rotations or collaboration on cancer biology research.
- Complete USMLE Step 2 by end of the Match year
- Applicants must be eligible to become licensed to practice medicine in a United States jurisdiction
- Applicants with published research experience are reviewed most favorably
In addition, we are committed to increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities in the field of radiation oncology, and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Candidates accepted to our program will begin July 1 of the following year, after completing a clinical internship year.
Timeline for Match
To select candidates for 3 residency positions scheduled to begin July 1st
|July 1st||MyERAS Web site opens for applicants.|
NRMP registration opens.
In ERAS, applicants begin applying to ACGME accredited programs, and programs begin downloading applications.
|Sept-Oct||Duke Radiation Oncology Residency Applications Committee reviews ERAS applications.|
|October 15th||Last day Applications Committee will accept new ERAS applications.|
|Last week of October||Candidates will be invited to interview at Duke.|
|November||Interview Day 1 at Duke Radiation Oncology TBA|
|December||Interview Day 2 at Duke Radiation Oncology TBA|
|January||Interview Day 3 at Duke Radiation Oncology TBA|
|Jan-Feb||Duke Radiation Oncology Residency Applications Committee assesses and ranks candidates.|
|Late February||Certified rank order due to NRMP.|