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The University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology offers comprehensive training programs and opportunities for physician residents, medical physics residents, medical students, and fellows. The goal of all of our programs is to train the future leaders in the field of radiation oncology.

Education Overview Table of Contents

Medical Physics Residency​

Our Medical Physics residency goals are to deliver the necessary clinical experience, education and training in radiation oncology physics to ensure both road knowledge of clinical medical physics and a mastery of clinical skill set that allow our graduates to function competently, independently and safely.

Here is s a video produced by some of our previous residents, with a taste of a day in the life for current physics residents.

Physician Residency

Our Physician residency goals are to deliver the broad clinical training experience and education with specialized faculty in radiation oncology to set residents up for success in their chosen specialties. 

Here is a video that our residents put together on what life is like as a Radiation Oncology resident at UW.


The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (UW) provides fellowship training in Proton Radiation Therapy. Translational research opportunities will be available and encouraged during research/scholarly rotations in the fellowship program either within the research programs of the Radiation Oncology department, or with other investigators at UW and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

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Medical Students

My favorite moments in my career have been when patients and care teams put their heads together to make creative solutions for impossible problems. The best care happens when the whole patient is the most integral part to the solution.

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Visiting Residents

Fr us to consider you for your rotation please email:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of Intent – outlining what you would like to achieve from a rotation with us and when you would like that to happen.
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Seattle Life

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Washington and less than five miles from downtown Seattle, the University of Washington boasts one of the top medical schools and cancer care centers in the country. Seattle is an exciting place, where new ideas are born, take shape and come to life. 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

At the University of Washington, equity, diversity, and inclusion is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote equity and inclusion for all.

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UW School of Medicine​

The University of Washington is a top research university that attracts more research grant funding than any other public university in the nation. In fact, it was ranked No. 2 among all medical schools, both public and private, in receipt of research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. UW is the largest university in the State of Washington. In 2012, on the Seattle campus alone, UW employed 3,752 instructional faculty to serve 27,838 undergraduate students and 13,308 graduate student and professional students.

UW School of Medicine, serves as the only medical school under agreement among the five states region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) known as the WWAMI region.

The department of radiation oncology is part of the UW School of Medicine, and part of its overall institutionally distributed oncology program. UWMC is a comprehensive medical center with a full range of medical services for both inpatients and outpatients.

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