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“We are proud to be training the next generation of leaders in radiation oncology. With a Department that is fully engaged in the educational mission, we are fortunate to provide our trainees with all the tools they need to succeed and thrive as they move forward in their career.”

— Ramesh Rengan

Professor and Chair


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.

Videos for Prospective Residents & Fellows

Physics Residency Video

This is a video produced by our residents, with a taste of a day in the life for current physics residents.

Physics Resident daily life video

UW Radiation Oncology Residency Life Video.

Our residents put together a video on what life is like as a Radiation Oncology resident at the University of Washington.

Resident life video

Dr Joyner – Introduction to UW GME
Dr Joyner - Introduction to UW GME

Your Life Outside of Work
Your Life Outside of Work

Your Life at Work
Your Life at Work

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.

Sites of Practice

The following sites of practice within the UW Medicine system are part of the educational experience for residents and trainees in Radiation Oncology.



Central healthcare facility on the University of Washington campus, UWMC-Montlake is an in-patient academic center and consistently ranked #1 in Washington State.

  •     • CNS, Sarcoma, GI, Head & Neck, Skin, GU, Gyn, Thoracic sites
  •     • Pediatrics
  •     • RAPID Palliative RT program
  •     • CNS, head and neck, thoracic, Gyn, and GI tumor boards and multidisciplinary clinics
  •     • Varian Ethos, 2 Elekta Infinity, 1 Elekta Synergy
  •     • Cyclotron with IMNT for fast neutron therapy
  •     • GE Discovery and Lightspeed CT sims and PET/CT sim
  •     • LDR prostate brachytherapy
  •     • Total body irradiation
  •     • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
  •     • Intraoperative radiotherapy (Mobetron)
  •     • Intravascular brachytherapy (Novoste Sr-90)
  •     • Small animal irradiation facility (SAARP)


Fred Hutch Cancer Centers

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

A partnership of UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the FHCC is an out-patient cancer center including radiation and medical oncology services. It is ranked among the top 10 cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” survey, and is adjacent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  We are the only National Cancer Institute designated center in the state.

  •     • Breast, sarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and immunotherapy tumor boards and multidisciplinary clinics
  •     • 1 Elekta Versa and 1 Elekta Infinity
  •     • Varian HDR gyn/breast brachytherapy, in-room CBCT
  •     • GE Lightspeed CT sim
  •     • C-Rad Surface Guided RT
  •     • Total body irradiation
  •     • Phase I trial program


Proton Therapy Center

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center
On the campus of UWMC -Northwest Hospital, the Fred Hutch outpatient facility is the only proton center in the Pacific Northwest.  We treat patients from throughout the U.S. and internationally, especially from Canada where Protons are not available.

  •     • 4 treatment vaults (1 fixed beam, 2 incline beam, 1 gantry), including PBS and US
  •     • GE Lightspeed CT sim
  •     • CNS, pediatrics, prostate, breast, lung, liver, lymphoma, sarcoma, head/neck, ocular melanoma, re-irradiation


Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center is the county hospital managed by UW Medicine, and a comprehensive healthcare facility providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients throughout the Pacific Northwest. It is the only level 1 trauma center for the region.

  • • Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery
  • • CT, MRI, Angiography
  • • CNS, AVM, essential tremor
  • • Eye plaque brachytherapy


Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric healthcare program and consistently ranks as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.  This site does not deliver radiation therapy, but Radiation Oncology participates onsite in multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards.


Seattle VA Medical Center

Seattle VA Medical Center
The VA Medical Center provides radiation therapy for a large catchment area for veterans.  We serve Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Idaho.

  •     • Head and Neck, Lung, Prostate, Esophagus, Rectum, Bladder, Breast, Brain,
  •     • 2 Elekta Synergy Treatment Machines
  •     • GE Light Speed CT SIM with 4DCT RPM capability
  •     • TBI



The FHCC at UWMC-Northwest is located next to the FHCC Proton Therapy Center on the Northwest campus. They provide surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology services for cancer care.

  •     • 1 Elekta Infinity
  •     • GE Lightspeed CT sim
  •     • C-Rad Surface Guided RT
  •     • In-patient center

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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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