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Medical Radiation Oncology Residency (4-Year Program)

The UMMC Medical Radiation Oncology Residency Program provides physicians preparing to practice full-time radiation oncology a comprehensive clinical training program and introduces them to clinical research.

The Medical Residency Program accepts candidates who have successfully completed their PGY-1 training in internal medicine, general surgery or a comparable field listed in the American Medical Association’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Applicants who have not completed their PGY-1 year, may apply to a preliminary program that enables them to complete their first post-graduate year at UMMC.

Radiation Oncology meets all the requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and ACGME. The program builds on a background in general medicine and includes world-class clinical and didactic training in all aspects of radiation oncology. In addition to offering clinical training, it offers individualized training, helping each resident to achieve his or her specific goal in preparing for an academic or private practice career.

The residents training program at UMMC's Radiation Oncology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications will be considered by a committee of faculty members.

Applicants should:

  • Provide a minimum of three letters of recommendation. This 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
  • Be eligible to become licensed to practice medicine in a United States jurisdiction
  • Be viewed more favorably if they have published research experience.

For more information

More about medical radiation oncology program

  • Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Program Director
    (601) 815-6886
  • Dr. Satya Packinanthan, Associate Program Director
    (601) 815-2005
  • Alice P. Lee, Program Administrator
    (601) 815-6188