Our mission is to train the next generation of radiation oncologists, physician-scientists, cancer biologists and medical physicists.
We also seek to train medical students, offering the opportunity to participate in department clinical clerkships along with offering research opportunities for pre-doctoral and doctoral candidates provided by faculty advisors.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine operates a number of outstanding training programs. The School of Medicine is consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. The School is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, routinely ranked among the nation’s top 10 hospitals by the same publication, and with nationally respected St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, located at the medical campus, is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Siteman Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, a recognition of the highest quality in basic and clinical research. Together with these affiliated institutions, the Department of Radiation Oncology provides the highest quality of education in an outstanding learning environment.
The education and training programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University consists of residency in radiation oncology, residency in medical physics, postdoctoral fellows in physics and cancer biology, and doctoral graduate education through programs including the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP – MD/PHD), Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS – PHD), and the School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering Department (MS and PHD).