How to Apply

The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Radiation Oncology Residency Program is a 4-year program with the goal of producing highly-trained radiation oncologists - competent, caring and compassionate professionals - capable of functioning independently in any clinical setting. We select future residents based on their academic achievements and their clinical and academic potential, as assessed by the interview team. Candidates enter our program after completion of an approved PGY-1 internship at an ACGME accredited residency.

Applications are accepted only through ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Process) until October 15 for a start date of July 1, approximately 19 months thereafter. Key elements within ERAS include the application, CV, personal statement and letters of recommendation. The Candidate Selection Committee does not establish minimum test scores or utilize mathematical formulas to screen applicants. Instead, the full scope of an applicant's background and academic achievement to date is considered.

The program has (8) approved positions through the ACGME. Accordingly, there are typically two residency positions to be filled annually and approximately 25 candidates are interviewed for these positions. Interviews are held in December and participation is by invitation only.  Applicants invited to interview will be notified via email by the beginning of November.  All regular residency program positions are filled through participation in the National Resident Match Program.

Prior to entering our program, candidates must:

  • Successfully complete an approved PGY-1 internship at an ACGME accredited residency.
  • Successfully pass USMLE Steps 1, 2 (CK and CS) and 3.

Please note that as a DMC/WSU Graduate Medical Education Program, we can only accept applicants whom are US Citizens or whom have a valid J1 Visa. This is a DMC institutional policy and is non-negotiable. 

Download: | Eligibility Requirements & Selection Process of Residents

Candidate Interviews generally occur in early December.  A dinner for the candidates and current residents takes place the evening prior, followed by a day of interviews with program faculty, tours of the facility and surrounding area, and an overview of our research.

Interviewing faculty, together with the Program Director, identifies top candidates and generates a rank list. The Radiation Oncology Residency Program supports a policy of non-discrimination and resident selections are made without regard to race, sex, age, nationality or religion.

Stipends, contracts and related information is available through the Graduate Medical Education Office.