Application and Interview Information

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 are considered by a diverse group of faculty and trainees in a holistic manner. 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.

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.

Special Considerations for the Radiation Oncology Research Scholars Track

We encourage Physician Scientists to apply! For the 2025 Match season, we are unsure if we'll be offering the RORS Track, but will consider applicants for the Holman Pathway.

ERAS and NRMP 2025 Timeline 

June 5, 2024 2025 ERAS season beings at 9 a.m. ET
September 4, 2024 Residency applicants may begin submitting MyERAS applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET
September 16, 2024

Match registration opens at 12 p.m. EDT

September 25, 2024 Residency programs may begin reviewing MyERAS applications and MSPEs in the PDWS at 9 a.m. ET
January 31, 2025 Standard registration deadline at 11:59 p.m. EST
February 3, 2025 Ranking opens; medical schools begin verifying student/graduate graduation credentials at 12 p.m. EST
March 5, 2025 Registration deadline; Rank order certification deadline at 9 p.m. EST
March 17, 2025 Applicant match status available at 10 a.m. EDT
March 21, 2025 Match Day results available at 12 p.m. EDT
May 31, 2025 2025 ERAS season ends at 5 p.m. ET

Invitations to Interview at Duke Radiation Oncology

We are recruiting traditional positions for Match 2025. Duke Radiation Oncology has not decided on virtual or in-person interviews this year. Once a decision has been made, it will be reflected here.

Our Residency Application Committee reviews all applications received through ERAS and then recommends applicants to interview. In November, invitations are sent to selected applicants. Following acceptance of our invitation, the Residency Program Coordinator assists applicants with additional information for the interview.

ERAS is collaborating with Thalamus this year in hopes of making the residency process easier for applicants and programs. We will be utilizing Thalamus for communication and scheduling purposes.

Interview Schedule

On interview day, we provide the opportunity for the candidates to really get to know our Department, faculty, resident opportunities and current trainees. 

Duke Radiation Oncology has not decided on virtual, or in-person interviews this year. Once a decision has been made, it will be reflected here. 

Please take a moment to watch our videos, including a virtual Department tour.

Night Before

The night before their interviews, candidates will meet (virtually or in person) with our residents for a Meet and Greet dinner. The Meet and Greet is an informal meeting so that you have the chance to get to know the residents, and so that the residents can get to know you. It’s a great opportunity to learn about our program, and to be yourself!

Day Of

Interview days are divided into three sessions. Each session will begin with welcoming remarks from the Department Chair and Residency Program Director.

Candidates will then meet with members of our interview team. Each interview will take 15 minutes with five minute breaks in between each. Each session will consist of seven interviews total. Following the final interviews, our Program Director will end the session with his final remarks and a sendoff.

Selective Service System Registration

All male applicants (as determined by gender assigned at birth for purposes of this requirement) who are U.S. citizens or immigrants must have registered with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday, or arrival date into the U.S. Individuals are eligible to register until the age of 26. Failure to register is a violation of federal law, and can face significant penalties, including loss of eligibility for citizenship for immigrants. Individuals who have not registered are not eligible for a variety of benefits including federal student aid, federal job training and any job in the Executive Branch of the government (e.g., VA, Medicare, federal prisons), and are not allowed to work in federal facilities even as a resident or fellow.

Most Duke GME programs require rotations at federal facilities such as VA hospitals or prisons. All trainees in those programs must be eligible to work at those facilities. All applicants should ensure that they have registered for the Selective Service System if appropriate. If they have not registered, they should discuss this with their potential program director. Additional details can be found here.