Steps to Apply to the Radiation Therapy Program

Step 1 – 40 hours of observation

All applicants are required to spend 40 hours of observation time in radiation therapy departments. Applicants must also have a Documented Observation Form with them at the time of each visit. Please provide the form to a therapist from each observation clinic for completion after observation. Please request that the completed form be sent (scanned/mailed) to the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program.

All observation hours must be documented on the Completed Observation Form, and submitted with the application to the Program.

Contact information for program affiliated clinics in the Portland area may be provided by the program upon request. Please contact Maria Thompson to obtain contact information.

Step 2 – submit completed application between November 1st, 2019 and February 1st, 2020

Documents needed to complete the application process:

  • Official transcripts
  • Completed Observation Form
  • Personal statement
  • Name and email of three individuals for recommendation purposes

In addition to OFFICIAL transcripts, please upload UNOFFICIAL transcripts from all colleges attended to the application for the initial review. Please submit official transcripts to:

OHSU SoM Graduate Admissions
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road L102GS
Portland, Oregon 97239

Please direct questions about the online application to: or call Customer Service 857-304-2017 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

Note: application fee waivers for applicants who are economically disadvantaged may be requested by contacting before submitting their application.

For general questions and information regarding our admission requirements, please contact the Radiation Therapy Program

For specific information or questions, please contact Maria Thompson, Clinical Coordinator.

Next steps

After submitting a complete application, the following steps occur:

1.  Applicant Review

  • The admissions committee reviews all application documentation.

2.  Interviews

  • Based on the application review, a select group of applicants is invited to OHSU for on-site interviews. Interview day consists of tours, demonstrations, and a panel interview by the admissions committee.

3.  Admissions Decisions

  • All applicants are notified of admissions decisions. The program accepts up to nine students per cohort, and creates an alternate/waitlist. Admission decisions are based on a combination of application documentation and the interview.

Didn't get accepted this year? Apply the next year! The admissions committee looks favorably on applicants who apply again – particularly those who spend the year gaining experience in the field.

Acceptance from the waitlist

It is the policy of the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program to accept no more than nine students in an admission cycle. Applicants on the admissions waitlist will be accepted when an accepted student chooses to decline or defer their offer of admission, or otherwise cannot attend the program. The Radiation Therapy Program does not accept students off the admissions waitlist after July 31st of any given year for a Summer B Term start date.