OHSU: 125 Years of Connection
Residency Program Details
We offer a 4-year residency in Radiation Medicine with guidelines established by the ACGME Radiation Oncology section.
- ACGME Accreditation Status
- General Information
- Interested Applicants
- Submitting an Application
- The Interview Process
- Research Focus
- Grades and Board Scores
- Licensing Requirements
- Government Regulations
- Applying for a Residency Position
- Living in Portland
- Links of Interest
The OHSU Radiation Medicine Residency Training program is approved for 6 total resident trainees, effective March 8, 2009. Under the Next Accreditation System (NAS), the next regularly scheduled Self-Study visit is March 1, 2018.
Residents must have successfully completed a one-year internship prior to initiating the 4-year residency. Positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program.
All applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Oregon. Graduates from foreign medical schools should contact the OHSU GME Office to ensure that eligibility requirements have been met.
All applications will be reviewed by a committee and must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Foreign graduates can submit an application with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Approximately 15-20 applicants are selected for personal interviews, per residency slot available. Interviews will be conducted by staff physicians, current residents and select radiation medicine staff, during the months of November and December. Successful candidates have often spent a clinical rotation in our department during their 3rd or 4th year as a medical student.
Our program has a broad and flexible research focus that includes health services and outcomes-based research, clinical and translational research, as well as basic science research opportunities within the greater OHSU community. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to garner a meaningful research experience during the critical years of postgraduate residency training.
Residents are encouraged to concurrently enroll into the Human Investigations Program (HIP), a training component within the institutional CTSA, also known as the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute. One can enroll in the Maters of Clinical Research Track or the Certificate Track. The residency is structured so concurrent participating in research activities are conducted such that all ACGME and ABR requirements are met. The length of the training program is not altered with research endeavors.
Use no minimum board scores or grades in the selection process. Required Training: Must have graduated from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy with post internship training. Must have successfully completed an internship during your PGY-1 years (time between medical school and the residency program). We currently do not offer a PGY-1 internship. We do not require a specific clinical internship, other than a ACGME-approved program. The application process is a separate process from our residency program.
Applicants must successfully complete all United States Medical Licensing Examination requirements. Foreign medical graduates must complete all Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requirements. There is no minimum ECFME Score.
- US Medical Licensing Examination requirements
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requirements
Applicants must be US citizen's or hold a valid US immigration VISA, which permits employment in the United States. The department of radiation medicine does not provide sponsorship for any type of immigration VISA.
Visit the ERAS website to begin the application process. You'll need the items listed below to complete the process.
- A brief curriculum vitae including any publications.
- A personal statement regarding your goals.
- A letter of recommendation from the Dean of your medical school.
- Three personal letters of recommendation of your choice.
- A medical school transcript.
Links of Interest
- Dr. CR Thomas was a visiting faculty at UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology
- Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh is lead author for the 2013-15 Association of Resident in Radiation Oncology chief resident survey
- Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD was a visiting faculty scholar in January 2016
- Dr. Thomas Discusses Holman Research Progress with Dr. Walker and Dr. Redmond
- Dr. Shushan Rana selected to serve on ASTRO
- Dr. Mark Henderson on a mini-sabbatical rotation in November 2015
- Stress and Burnout Among Residency Program Directors in United States Radiation Oncology Programs
- Pregnancy and Parenthood in Radiation Oncology (PROVES), Views and Experiences Survey
- Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh receives a $500 cash prize for 1st place in the annual research retreat
- OHSU Recipients of RSNA Research Grants
- Dr. Nabavizadeh is selected to attend the FLIMS17 Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop
- Kristina Young, MD, PhD Recipient of the ASCO Young Investigator Award
- Katie Atkins, MD: The Multifunctional Sorting Protein PACS-2 Regulates SIRT1-Mediated Deacetylation of p53 to Modulate p21-Dependent Cell-Cycle Arrest
- Rad Onc Physician-Scientist Success Primer, ASTRO News Winter 2015
- Role of Proton Therapy for GI Cancers
- Dr. CR Thomas Presents the 43rd Annual Buschke Memorial Lecture
- Stephanie M. Perkins, MD presents on Late Effects of Therapy in Survivors of Childhood Malignancies
- Max Diehn, MD, PhD, Delivers Keynote Address
- Dr. Kristina Young Hosted by SKCCC
- Darrion L. Mitchell, MD, PhD was a visiting scientist at OHSU in Sept. 2014
- Diversity Dynamics — Challenges to a Representative U.S. Medical Workforce
- The New Diversity in Medical Education
- Career Development: Strategy Primer to Address Young Investigator Skill Set Gaps for Clinical Research
- Dr. Josh Walker is Co-PI on Knight Pilot Grant
- Sophia Bornstein, MD, PhD, will present original research at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society
- ASTRO 2014 OHSU Radiation Medicine Presentations
- Journal of the Student National Medical Association
- Radiation Medicine Celebrates Resident Graduation and Department Awards
- Chemoradiotherapy with a Radiation Boost for Anal Cancer Decreases the Risk for Salvage Abdominoperineal Resection: Analysis From the National Cancer Data Base
- Dr. Timur Mitin Participates in the MSTP Residency Rountable
- Nima Nabavizadeh, MD is the 5th Resident to receive the RSNA Resident/Fellow Grant Award
- BCells Regulate Macrophage Phenotype and Response to Chemotherapy in Squamous Carcinomas
- Sophia Bornstein, MD, PhD has been selected to attend the AANS/ASTRO/NREF Stereotactic Radiosurgery Course for Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology Residents”, held August 1-3, 2014 at the Rockefeller Research Labs
- 56th Annual Meeting of ASTRO 2014 OHSU Radiation Medicine Presentations
- Sean McGuire, MD, PhD, Presents Seminar “Identification of a Pan-Cancer Oncogenic MicroRNA ‘Superfamily’ Anchored by a Central Core Seed Motiff"
- Multiple Oral Presentations from the OHSU Radiation Medicine Team during Research Week
- Radiation Medicine welcomes two new Radiation Oncology Residents starting in July 2015
- Dr. Mark Henderson visited the Department in March 2014 and presented on the role of SBRT for lung cancer
- 2014 Radiation Oncology Study Section of the Radiological Society of North America (photo)
- 56th Annual Meeting of ASTRO 2014 OHSU Radiation Medicine Submissions
- Dr. Nabavizadeh has been selected to serve on the ARRO Executive Committee for a two year term
- Heavy PETting Reducing Radiation Exposure From Intradepartment Positron Emission Tomography Scans
- OX40 Is a Potent Immune-Stimulating Target in Late-Stage Cancer Patients
- 7th Annual Rubinstein Radiation Medicine Research Retreat
- Multiple original research papers selected for presentation at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Symposium, held Feb 20-22 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ.
- Sophia Bornstein was a panelist at the annual Medical Scientist Training Program
- OHSU Radiation Medicine were presenter and co-presenters at the 55th Annual ASTRO meeting
- OHSU Radiation Medicine team co-authors a record 24 presentations for the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology.
- Drs. Nabavizadeh & Elliott publish a book review in the Journal of Radiation Oncology
- Book Review published on the RADIATION ONCOLOGY STUDY GUIDE
- Kristina Young receives 1st Place Resident Award
- Kristina Young will present her original research at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer in November 2013
- Andrew Trister was a visiting scientist at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute Department of Radiation Medicine
- Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil was a Visiting Faculty Scholar at OHSU in July 2013
- Former Radiation Medicine Holman Research Pathway Resident, garners R21 grant
- Tim Mitin, MD, PhD presented on "Trimodality Bladder Preservation Therapy for Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer"
- Dr. Kristina Young is invited to present at the annual meeting of the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
- Drs. Sophia Bornstein & Kristina Young were selected for the Outstanding Research Resident/Fellow Award
- Dr. Bill Morgan provides powerhouse radiobiology instruction to the OHSU Radiation Medicine staff
- Sophia Bornstein presented at the spring 2013 SWOG Radiation Oncology Committee meeting
- Radiation Medicine's prepares trainees with annual mock oral board examinations
- Grant Application Numbers Continue to Climb
- Medicine team to give multiple presentations at OHSU Research Week (May 20-24)
- Department Report: The New Face of Radiation Oncology at OHSU
- Kristina Young receives Resident/Fellow Grant Award from the RSNA Research and Education Foundation
- OHSU Diversity Action Plan 2013: Creating a Community of Diversity and Inclusion
- Dr. Gagnon was interviewed by WBSM in New England
- Kristina Young co-authors article titled "The Impact of the Myeloid Response to Radiation Therapy"
- National Institutes of Health Funding in Radiation Oncology: A Snapshot
- 2014 Radiation Oncology Trainees
- Amato Giaccia visited the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in March 2013
- 18 original abstracts submitted for 55th Annual ASTRO Meeting
- OHSU Radiation Medicine Visiting Faculty Lectures
- Department to present 6 original research papers at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Radium Society
- Dr. Charles Thomas selected to return as a participating faculty for the 2013 ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop
- 2012 OHSU RSNA Grant Recipients
- Department chair has been named chair of the RSNA Radiation Oncology Study Section
- OHSU Faculty and House Staff jointly edit and co-author one of the first comprehensive board review book
- 6th Annual Rubinstein Research Retreat
- Holman Pathway Resident received competitive funding
- Samuel J. Wang, MD, PhD (Adjunct Assistant Professor) teaches biostatistics in the residency core lecture series (pictures)
- Dr. Bornstein receives Medical Research Foundation funding
- Interactive Teaching Conference on "Biostatistics"
- Three OHSU medical students receive prestigious RSNA Research Medical Student Grant awards
- Eight Behavioral Neuroscience Trainees Receive NIH NRSA Awards
- OHSU Radiation Medicine Student Research Handbook
- The Holman Research Pathway in Radiation Oncology
- 2011 Mock Oral Board Exam Session
- Radiation Oncology Trainees to begin residency training July 2012
- Translational Research Training at OHSU
- Housestaff Present at Spring 2010 Oregon Society of Radiation Oncology Meeting in Roseburg
- 2009 Milestones Radiation Medicine Department