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Administrative Information & Program Benefits

Many details of the training program are covered in the official “Resident Handbook” and in the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education policies. Please visit the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education website for information on policies, as well as salary and benefits.

Work Hours

The ACGME has specific work hour requirements. Residents in Radiation Oncology should be able to work well within these limits. If there are any weeks that surpass the 80-hour work limit, you must notify the Program Director immediately. Work hours are to be submitted on monthly time sheets, as well. All activities relating to patient care and education, including moonlighting, apply towards work hours. Our departmental policy regarding work hours is included in the resident training handbook.

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.

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 2020



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 (fee does not include MPTC parking)


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


St. Jude Rotation per Resident during 4th year


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