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 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.

Special Considerations for the Radiation Oncology Research Scholars Track

We are recruiting for 1 RORS scholar in the 2022-2023 application cycle. In addition to the ERAS application, please also complete this secondary application as well.

ERAS & NRMP 2023 Timeline 

June 8, 2022

ERAS 2023 season begins at 9 a.m. ET. 

August 1, 2022 Supplemental ERAS application opens for applicants.
September 7, 2022 Residency applicants may begin submitting MyERAS applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
September 15, 2022 Registration opens in the NRMP's R3 system at 12:00 p.m. ET.
September 16, 2022 Supplemental ERAS application closes for applicants at 5 p.m. ET.
September 28, 2022

Residency programs may begin reviewing MyERAS applications, MSPEs and supplemental ERAS application data (if applicable) in the PDWS at 9 a.m. ET.

January 31, 2023 Program deadline for quota change, withdrawal, designation of joint A/P program tracks and SOAP participation status at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicant standard registration deadline. (Applicants may register after this time; however, they will incur a $50 additional fee for late registration until March 1, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET.)
February 1, 2023 Ranking opens for applicants and programs at 12:00 p.m. ET. Medical schools begin verifying student/graduate credentials.
March 1, 2023 Rank Order List Certification deadline for applicants and programs at 9:00 p.m. ET. Medical school credential verification deadline.
March 13, 2023 Match Week! At 10:00 a.m. ET, applicant match status and program fill status is available in the R3 system and by email and SOAP begins.
March 16, 2023 SOAP rounds begin at 9:00 a.m. ET. SOAP ends at 9:00 p.m. with the posting of final List of Unfilled Programs in the R3 system.
March 17, 2023 Match Day! Applicant Match Results available in the R3 system and by email at 12:00 p.m. ET.
May 31, 2023 ERAS 2023 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.

Invitations to Interview at Duke Radiation Oncology

We will recruit four resident positions (three traditional track positions, and one RORS track position) for Match 2023. Duke Radiation Oncology will hold virtual interviews this season.

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.

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. In the COVID-19 era, we will be conducting virtual interviews with our trainees, faculty and other team members, and interview days will include virtual presentations from our residents. Please take a moment to watch our videos, including a virtual Department tour.


Day of

Session 1 (½ candidates for the day)

Welcome Remarks
Interviews (3 per hour, 15 min each, 5 min in between to switch)
Meeting with Residents (breakout rooms if needed) for additional questions
Final Remarks and Sendoff

Session 2 (other ½ of candidates for the day)

Welcome Remarks
Interviews (3 per hour, 15 min each, 5 min in between to switch)
Meeting with Residents (breakout rooms if needed) for additional questions
Final Remarks and Sendoff

Questions? Please reach out to Residency Program Coordinator Anna Cabosky.