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Education in Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn State College of Medicine offers a number of outstanding educational and training programs with nationally and internationally renowned faculty advisors. The department is affiliated with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, and it provides the highest quality experience for education and research mentorship.
Medical student electives are available through the College of Medicine for those interested in oncology as a possible career pathway. Residents and fellows from other medical subspecialties also rotate through our department as part of their clinical training. The department has multiple funded positions for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows interested in cancer therapy. Trainees with experience in biomedical engineering or related fields, computer science, medical physics and cancer biology will be given priority.
Two- to three-year clinical research fellowships are also available for physicians and medical physicists looking for a mentored research experience to prepare for a career in academic medicine. Mentorship includes scholarship activity such as clinical trial development, manuscript preparation, and grant submissions. Applicants with a specific interest in magnetic resonance guided radiotherapy (MR-LINAC) are especially encouraged.