Johns Hopkins offers a number of educational avenues for those interested in the field of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences. Our trainees have the opportunity to learn from experienced clinical and research staff in technologically advanced facilities.
A four-year radiation oncology residency is available to those who have completed their first postgraduate year. Each year, we accept four physicians through the National Resident Matching Program. Residents work at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in an academic clinical setting, community settings and in the laboratory.
The Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences welcomes both Johns Hopkins and visiting medical students to apply for our clinical clerkship. We hope to familiarize students who are interested in radiation therapy and oncology in general to the specialty. In particular, we have designed an extensive curriculum to help students understand the history and evolution of radiation as a critical therapy for cancer and non-cancerous conditions, and showcase the tremendous potential of the specialty in advancing care for cancer patients.
This three-year residency program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, provides strong competency in clinical medical physics, along with clinically oriented research and development experience. Training occurs under the direct mentorship of experienced clinical and research physics staff with support from others in the department and university. Two years are dedicated to clinical training and one year to clinically directed research and development.
The Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences is part of the Maryland Regional Radiation Therapy Education Association, and provides experience for students in conjunction with the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex. The department hosts four to six students per semester, who rotate through all clinical treatment areas.