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Summer Fellowship in Radiation Oncology

Program Summary

The Department of Radiation Oncology, via an Endowment Fund for Academic Excellence in Radiation Oncology, and in partnership with the Office of Student Research, announces the availability of three fellowship opportunities for 1st and 2nd year medical students. These 10-week programs will provide either a mentored research practicum in radiobiology or a clinical research project in medical (clinical) physics or clinical radiation oncology. The stipend for either program will range from $2,500 to $4,000 with half paid at the beginning of the program and the remainder at the end of the program when all requirements have been met.

Deadline for Application: April 15, 2019 

Notification of Award: May, 2019


Selection of Mentor and Development of Project

Research projects developed by selected faculty have been competitively reviewed by a departmental committee created specifically for this purpose. The project was designed to be productive and assure to the greatest degree possible that it will be publishable and/or presented at a national meeting. Students must have sufficient data collected to write an abstract for the University of Maryland Summer Forum in July, 2019 and Medical Student Research Day in the fall.


Student Application

  • Applicants must be enrolled in The University of Maryland School of Medicine and provide a Letter of Good Standing at the time of the application.
  • An application that includes the following must be submitted before the application deadline: Student Research Application Form, Student's Biosketch CV, at least 2 Faculty recommendation (must be sent directly to the Program Coordinator) and Personal Statement.
  • All parts of the application may be emailed with an electronic signature to tbegay@umm.edu (this is the method preferred).
  • During the program, the student is responsible for submitting progress reports and evaluations, and notifying the Program Coordinator of any address/telephone changes.
  • Program Requirements
  • Application Documents

Student Selection

Students are selected by the Student Research Subcommittee. The actual selection is made on the basis of an assessment of the student's application, and at least two (2) faculty recommendations. All potential research/clinical opportunities will be made available during a meeting with the Director of Clinical Research in Radiation Oncology. Every effort is made to place students with the faculty mentor/laboratory of their choice, to match their particular interests and talents. Questions can be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Contact

Tina Begay Doerer
Education Program Manager
Department of Radiation Oncology 
22 South Greene Street, Rm GGK0101 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Telephone: (410) 328-1677 
Fax: (410) 328-6911 
Email: tbegay@umm.edu


Radiation Oncology Opportunities

Summer Fellowship in Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Graduation Award

The graduation award is awarded to one graduating senior who has demonstrated on several levels their interest in radiation oncology. 

Radiation Oncology Research Scholarship Award

The research scholarship is awarded to one medical student who has successfully completed a radiation oncology research project during their 2nd year, 3rd year and/or 1st semester of their 4th year.  The student must demonstrate their interest in Radiation Oncology through a research project completed under the mentorship of a faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology.


Learn More

Department of Radiation Oncology