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Radiation Oncology Residency

Application Guidlines

Residency applicants will be screened according to predefined criteria to insure that selection is on the basis of applicant preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

Applications are accepted only through ERAS, Electronic Residency Application Service.

Application Deadline: October 15.


Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for a UWHC GME program in Radiation Oncology:

A. Graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME),
B. Graduate of a US college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),
C. Graduate of a medical school outside the US or Canada certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and meet one of the following criteria:

Have US citizenship, Have permanent legal residency status in the US (green card), Have or be eligible to hold a J-1 Clinical Visa sponsored by ECFMG NOTE: H-1 (temporary worker visas) will not be accepted.

Exceptionally qualified graduates of foreign medical schools are eligible for appointment, provided they have been certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). For certification and examination information, contact ECFMG, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-2685, USA, phone: 215-386-5900, or the nearest United States embassy or consulate.

Students applying for first-year positions are required to register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Wisconsin licensure is required of all house officers/residents who have completed one year of approved post-graduate training in the United States or Canada. Additional information can be found at

D. The program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Program Screening Criteria and Procedures

In addition to meeting the criteria in Section II above, applicants to the University of Wisconsin Radiation Oncology Residency Program must demonstrate that they have achieved the following criteria:

1. Has achieved at least average evaluations in all clinical rotations and in key pre-clinical courses.
2. Has shown sufficient knowledge based on grade point average and USMLE scores to be able to function at the level of a PGY-2 in this program.
3. Has consistently had positive comments and no serious negative comments regarding his/her professional, ethical, and work habit skills.
4. Has provided a complete application through ERAS, which includes a Dean's letter, a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, transcript, and a personal statement. A current curriculum vitae is requested if selected for interview.
5. Has had training in an institution that we recognize as having produced graduates that are able to function at a level of a resident in our training program. This would include the individual having sufficient knowledge of language and interpersonal skills, as well as cognitive, technical, attitudinal, and professional skills.
6. Has not had evidence of academic difficulty or a hiatus that has been too long to allow him/her to function in a clinical arena without demonstration of subsequent competent performance in a relevant clinical environment.
7. Has passed USMLE Steps i and II CK and CS(or COMLEX Levels I and 2).
8. Must pass USMLE Step III (or COMLEX Level 3) by March 1st of PGY-2 year.
9. Meets all hospital admission policy standards.

The Program Director will review all applications and only those that meet all admission criteria will be further reviewed and considered for interview by the Admission Committee (consisting of the department's clinical faculty, i.e. physicians and physicists). Applications may be removed from further evaluation at the discretion of the Program Director and Admissions Committee. A doubt in any single area of professionalism can be sufficient for exclusion from this residency.

Upon review of all applicants, the Program Director and the Admissions Committee will make the selection for interviews. The number of applicants selected for interviews will be based on total number of applicants and the number of slots available.

Interview Dates (for 2019 Program Year):