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Medical Residency

Program Overview

Mission Statement

Our goal is to cultivate an educational environment which provides the full spectrum of learning opportunities in clinical, medical physics and radiobiology. Our flexible curriculum is designed to enable a resident to optimize their learning experience throughout their four years of training. It is our expectation that upon the completion of the program a resident will be an outstanding Radiation Oncologist, capable of making an immediate impact in either an academic or community practice setting.

The University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Residency Program is a four-year training program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1973. At present, we are accredited for 12 resident positions.

The Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Radiation Oncology, operating with the accreditation authority delegated to it by the ACGME reviewed the performance of the University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Training Program in 2009. After completion of the review, the RRC granted Continued Full Accreditation without citation and with two commendations.


You must complete one year of approved post-graduate training (PGY-1) prior to entering clinical training in Radiation Oncology. The first year of postgraduate clinical training must be spent in internal medicine, family, medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery or surgical specialties, pediatrics, or a transitional year program. This PGY-1 year must include at least nine months of direct patient care in medical and/or surgical specialties other than radiation oncology.

Aims (Goals and Objectives)

  • To provide a robust and diverse educational experience for clinical training in radiation oncology, with the comprehensive understanding of oncologic principles, treatment techniques, dosimetry, physics, and radiobiology.
  • To provide an environment that promotes clinical, basic science and medical physics research opportunities in oncology, with access to a diverse group of faculty mentors to choose from with associated disease site, basic science and radiation modality/technology expertise.
  • To graduate residents with strong interpersonal and communication skills by fostering a multidisciplinary approach to patient care through participation in cancer care in both the academic and community care setting that brings together highly specialized medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and other associated cancer care specialists.
  • To allow curriculum flexibility that enables trainees to maximize their individual learning experiences such that they feel best prepared for success in the subsequent academic/community setting they desire to make a positive impact on.
  • To graduate residents who practice compassionate care and who deliver high quality patient care.
  • To graduate residents who successfully complete the board certification process in Radiation Oncology

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Give To The Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment For Radiation Oncology Trainees

Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees

Help Fund the Next Generation of Cancer Treatment Specialists

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Dr. Karl L. Prado served as a faculty member and invaluable medical physics educator to trainees and staff from 2009 to 2017 at the University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology. In 2019, the department renamed the Dr. Karl Prado Physics and Radiobiology Review Course to honor the memory of Dr. Karl Prado and recognize his unmatched teaching abilities.

The Dr. Prado endowment helps support our educational mission by funding medical and physics residents for a number of initiatives including attendance at research conferences, educational events, wellness activities, and elective rotations.

Your support of the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology captures your dedication to all facets of training and continuing education which enables our trainees to help save lives through their work.

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