Radiation Oncology Residency

The primary goal of the Radiation Oncology residency training program at Duke University Medical Center is to educate and train resident physicians to be skillful in the practice of radiation oncology and to provide compassionate care in the treatment of patients. Our secondary goal is to involve resident physicians in investigative projects and prepare them to assume leadership roles in clinical and academic radiation oncology.

  • 4 year program starting at the PGY-2 year after required 1-year clinical internship or transitional year

  • Didactic courses in cancer biology and medical physics offered in alternate years, with emphasis on incorporating principles into clinical practice

  • Residents direct educational activities in daily morning conferences, including a unique series on oncoanatomy

  • Residents treat patients in Durham at the Duke Cancer Center and at the Durham V.A. Medical Center, which is within walking distance

  • 6¬†clinical services at Duke are devoted to specific cancer types, such as breast or GI cancers. Residents participate in multimodality-approach clinics that combine medical and surgical treatments along with radiation therapy

  • Research rotations of 4 to 12 months in clinical, translational, or laboratory projects

We are committed to producing academically inclined graduates and are especially interested in applicants with published research experience. We are also committed to increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities in the field of radiation oncology. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Contact Information

Joseph Salama, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director, Residency Training Program

Wanda Gentry
Residency Program Coordinator
Telephone: 919-668-7339