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Administrative Information & Program Benefits

Please visit the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education website for information on policies, as well as salary and benefits.

Vacation, Salary and Benefits

Residents receive 15 paid vacation days plus a number of Federal holidays off. Our departmental policy is that the Chief Resident and the Attending for whose service the resident is responsible at the time of the vacation request must first approve time away. No more than four residents can be out of the clinic at any time (this includes residents who are out of the clinic on electives). Approved conference days will not be counted towards your 15 annual days of vacation. Salary information can be found on the GME website.

The Department of Radiation Oncology hosts an annual elegant-dress Holiday Party for all employees plus a guest, a family Summer Picnic, and at least two departmental happy hours each year (currently on-hold due to COVID). Additionally, the residents enjoy other department-sponsored social events througout the year such as the Annual ASTRO Alumni and Friends Event, the Annual Resident Graduation Dinner, Friendsgiving, a Summer BBQ, life-event celebrations for new babies and weddings, and plenty of resident happy hours.

Group photo of the Women Who Curie ResidentsOther competitive benefits in the package include:

  • Health care, dental, and vision plans
  • Professional liability insurance, and tail coverage
  • Worker's compensation and disability insurance
  • 403(b) plan
  • Maternity and parental leave policy
  • Complimentary parking
  • Discounted membership at the URecFit gym on campus
  • Book funds and sponsorship of CME credits
  • Funded registration, travel and support to attend/ present at annual meetings such as the ASTRO Annual Meeting
  • Department funded social events, including annual happy hours, picnic, and holiday party

Please visit the UMMC Resident and Wellness page on the GME website for hospital specific wellness benefits.


The University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library (UMHSHSL) is available for resident use. There is also a resident library that maintains an extensive collection of journals and books. 

Program Benefits

Fees and Allowances for Medical Residents – Fiscal Year 2022



Abstract Submission Fees per Resident/ Year


ACR In-Training Exam per Resident /year


Allowance for Elective and/or ABR Fee per Resident at start of residency


Attendance ASTRO Advocacy Day per 4th Year Resident/Year


Attendance at ASTRO per Resident based on new guidelines for research/publication


Attendance at ASTRO Spring Refresher per 3rd/4th Year

Resident /year


Book Allowance per Resident at start of residency


Resident Campus Parking per Resident / year


Resident Wellness Team Building Activity (includes physics residents)- ALL RESIDENTS @ $5,000/ year


Elective rotation options during 4th year, per Resident (ex. St. Jude)


Yearly Subscriptions: e-Anatomy subscription @ ~$200 and Rad Onc Questions/4th Yr Resident/ Yr @~$700