Medical Residency Program

Radiation oncologist standing by gamma knife

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program consists of four years of specialty training after you have completed a preliminary or transitional year. Our residency emphasizes cancer care in a multidisciplinary setting with the opportunity to be exposed to a diverse patient population, advanced technology and different practice styles.  The program is based at the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. Residents also rotate through satellite sites including Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, M Health Maple Grove and Fairview Lakes Medical Center.

Our curriculum incorporates one-to-one teaching, didactic lectures, treatment planning conference, journal clubs, chart rounds and tumor board conferences.  Residents will also enroll in dedicated physics and radiobiology courses.  Our goal is to provide an exceptional education that will prepare you for a successful career in radiation oncology.

  • Apply
  • Visa Sponsorship
  • Apply

    Resident applicant candidates are required to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and the following is required:

    1. Completed ERAS Common application information
    2. USMLE score(s) (all applicants must submit a USMLE Step 1 score
    3. Dean's Letter from medical school (to be added later once available)
    4. Three (3) current letters of recommendation
    5. Personal statement
    6. Curriculum Vitae (as generated through ERAS)
    7. Medical School transcripts

    Please note: Transitional year is the responsibility of the resident.

  • Visa Sponsorship

    The J-1 alien physician visa sponsored by ECFMG is the preferred visa status for foreign national trainees in all UMN graduate medical education programs; therefore, the Department of Radiation Oncology sponsors only J-1 visas.  We do not sponsor H-1B visas.  More information on the J-1 visa can be found on the UMN-GME webpage.


For July 2021, we are interviewing for one residency spot.
Upcoming interview dates are:
December 13th, 2019 
December 17th, 2019
January 17th, 2020
Invitations for interviews will be sent out via email by:
November 1, 2019