Radiation Oncology Residency
The Indiana University School of Medicine Radiation Oncology Residency program provides comprehensive training in the care of both adult and pediatric patients who require radiation therapy. Training occurs at the IU Simon Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center and the major tertiary referral hospital for cancer care in the state of Indiana.
Clinical Training with Accomplished Faculty
Under the direction of program director Susannah Ellsworth, MD, and associate program director Tim Lautenschlaeger, MD, PhD, radiation oncology residents serve a diverse population while caring for patients with a wide range of pathologies. Residents become proficient in all aspects of contemporary radiation oncology, including SBRT, stereotactic radiosurgery (both Gamma Knife- and LINAC-based) and brachytherapy (prostate LDR/HDR, gynecologic implants, breast) as well as standard external-beam radiation therapy techniques.
Founded in 1977, this graduate medical education program is fully accredited by the ACGME and remains the only radiation oncology residency in Indiana. Radiation Oncology faculty who are engaged in the training and mentoring of residents within the program include 10 clinical faculty, 10 medical physics faculty and three faculty radiobiologists.
The Radiation Oncology Residency Program typically offers two positions per year: one categorical (associated with a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at IU School of Medicine) and one advanced. Positions are offered only through ERAS.
Applicants must have anticipated/successful completion of an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree. International graduates must obtain ECFMG certification before applying. USMLE Step 1 scores must be available at the time of application; USMLE Step 2 is preferred but not required. All application materials must be submitted through the ERAS website.