Research opportunities under the direction of selected faculty are available throughout the four-year program or during a dedicated six-month research block.
The University of Maryland ranks in the top 10 of state-funded schools for research grants. Our residents have the opportunity to participate in research activities both within the Department of Radiation Oncology as well as collaborative projects with affiliated departments at the university and the School of Medicine. Each resident is required to complete a research project during his/her residency training and most residents participate in multiple research projects throughout their training. Residents have a dedicated six-month research block during their PGY-4 year. Our faculty are committed to assisting residents in all aspects of research and all of our residents have successfully presented their work at national meetings of professional societies.
In addition to myriad clinical research opportunities, trainees have the opportunity to conduct research in the areas of physics and radiobiology. Recently, one of the department's LINAC machines was converted to be both Flash (electrons) capable and research dedicated. Flash therapy, an ultra-high dose rate cancer treatment is currently being tested in basic and translational research at the University of Maryland.
For more information about research opportunities, please visit the Division of Medical Physics and Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS) pages.
Past Resident Publications and presentations
Our medical residents authored or coauthored 31 peer-reviewed published articles in 2019. They authored or coauthored 13 peer-reviewed published articles in 2018, eight peer-reviewed published articles in 2017, and four book chapters in 2017. The medical residents made 16 presentations at regional or national meetings in 2019, 17 in 2018, and 21 in 2017.
Twice per year, the residents will meet in roundtable format with a group of senior faculty to review and facilitate potential research projects, and receive feedback on existing research for ASTRO and other meetings. Most recently in 2020, all 11 residents had presentations accepted for ASTRO's Annual Meeting. In 2019, six of 11 residents gave eight oral poster presentations at ASTRO's Annual Meeting. In 2018, residents gave nine oral poster presentations at ASTRO's Annual Meeting. In 2017, six of 11 residents gave 13 oral poster presentations at ASTRO's Annual Meeting.
See a sample list of Resident Publications