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Resident Trainee Alumni

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Over the past 100 years the University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology has grown from a small academic division into one of the world’s leading treatment, research, and training centers. Our trainee alumni are the pioneers whose vision make such a difference in the lives of many patients, as well as students and colleagues who continue the department’s tradition of remaining in the forefront of radiation oncology.

The residency education mission is to cultivate an environment which provides the full spectrum of learning opportunities in clinical radiation oncology, 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.

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The following are benefits to all resident trainee alumni:

  • Discounted registration at our annual "Radiation Oncology Symposium - Best of" course, typically held on the second Thursday of January
  • Annual invitation to the department dinner reception during the first Sunday of ASTRO
  • Subscription to our departmental electronic quarterly newsletter, The "Alumni" Beam
  • Invitations to social event meetings with current residents to provide career advice and guidance on their futures in the field of Radiation Oncology
  • Copy of the Department History Book, University of Maryland Radiation Oncology: A History of Accomplishment

If you have any questions about your alumni experience, please contact Melissa Breslin at or 410-328-8450.

A gift to the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees will support 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. He dedicated himself to clinical program development and the advancement of new technologies and safety protocols in radiation oncology, so that every treatment could be tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

In 2018, the first-ever department Golden Apple Educator of the Year Award was established, and Dr. Prado unanimously received the distinguished award from the department’s medical and physics residents for his earnest contributions to their education. In 2019, the Physics and Radiobiology Review Course, which helps prepare medical residents for their biology and physics qualifying exams, was renamed to honor the memory and unmatched teaching abilities of Dr. Karl L. Prado.

This endowment was named for Dr. Prado to honor his remarkable influence. The Department of Radiation Oncology seeks to fundraise $1 million and will invest $1 million in matching funds. This fund advances education and training in radiation oncology for talented and compassionate healers and innovators who will aggressively pursue dramatic advances in radiation therapy.

The Dr. Prado endowment helps support our educational mission by funding medical and physics residents for a number of intiatives including:

  • Supporting social, physical and mental wellness activities.
  • Contributing to peer-reviewed publication fees, attendance at research conferences, and elective rotations.
  • Supporting annual University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology continuing educational events, including the Mock Orals Course for graduated medical residents, the "Best of Symposium" led by radiation oncology faculty, and the Physics and Radiobiology Review Course.

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

Give to the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees

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