Why Apply to UPMC Radiation Oncology?

Comprehensive Clinical Training

  • Extensive SRS and SBRT experience
  • Strong brachytherapy experience with leaders in gynecologic and prostate brachytherapy
  • Gamma Knife experience with “founding Father” of technology
  • Pediatric rotation within 4 miles of main site
  • SRS capabilities at UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Magee-Womens’ Hospital, and UPMC St. Margaret
  • Latest Varian linear accelerators including Halcyon & Truebeam

Strong Didactic Program

  • Radiation Biologist within the department leads annual course
  • Physics staff leading annual course
  • Socratic teaching of evidence-based medicine.
  • 3 weekly interactions with faculty members on disease-site specific learning
  • Weekly tumor boards on all rotations
  • Visiting faculty 3 times per year

Research Opportunities

  • Fully-supported attendance to conferences for accepted projects
    • No financial or days away limit
  • Residency program supports resident attendance at an average of 6 conferences per year.
  • 9 months dedicated time during PGY 4 for research activities with no clinical responsibilities.

Residency structure:

  • 8 residents
    • 2 per year
  • 5, 10-11 week rotations per year
  • Call is pyramid: PGY2 -5: 12/8/5/3

Job Placement:

  • Equally marketable to Academic and Private Practice
  • All past residents have had employment secured prior to graduation
    • Faculty members and alumni network are active in assisting residents in making connections
  • Learn more about our past residents


  • GME Benefits and Salary structure
  • Free parking at all rotation sites
  • Financial support and days away from the clinic to attend academic conferences with accepted projects
  • Therapy dog at UPMC St. Margaret
  • Access to some University of Pittsburgh facilities, including fitness centers
  • Discounts on variety of services, merchandise, and experiences
  • Generous Educational Funds for ABR dues and/or books.
  • Subscription to RadOnc Questions for 5 years
  • Raphex, Rabex, and attendance at prep or refresher course