Applying to the Program
Thank you for your interest in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program. This year we will again be participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You will need to contact your medical school Dean’s Office to access the MyERAS web-based application. Your application should be accompanied by your curriculum vitae, medical school transcripts, four letters of reference, a personal statement and the Dean’s Letter from your medical school. If you are currently in a residency program in any discipline or have an obligation to a residency program, please indicate this and explain why you have decided to change your position.
Please also include a personal statement with your application. Tell us why you have chosen radiation oncology as your specialty. The selection committee is most interested in what special qualities and experiences you have and what you hope to do with your radiation oncology training. The personal statement helps us to know you, and we read it with great care. Explain any interruptions in your education.
Your completed application will be thoroughly reviewed by the Program Director and the HROP Selection Committee. Interviews will be by invitation sent via e-mail. There are three interview sessions held in December and January. The interview consists of two full days and involves meetings with various faculty and residents at the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) on one day and at MGH on the other day. We will try our best to make the interviews as friendly, open, and relaxed as possible. In addition, we recognize the pressure that applicants feel between their interviews and the day they submit their rank lists. Along with the other major Radiation Oncology programs, we are working to eliminate post-interview communication with applicants in order to allow you to make a comfortable and unpressured decision.
We will offer interviews to approximately 30 candidates per year. We accept seven or eight PGY-2 positions per year through the NRMP.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine now requires a passing score on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 for both limited and full licenses, we strongly encourage applicants to take the USLME Step 2 and submit evidence of completion prior to February 3, 2017.
If you have any questions, please call Amanda Maidment 617-724-9413 our Program Manager or Jennifer Nguyen 857-215-1489 our Program Coordinator.
Deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 4th.
With best regards,
Anthony L. Zietman, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Professor of Radiation Oncology
“HROP is deeply committed to the recruitment and training of a diverse resident body, including with regards to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and ancestry. The program strives to create an environment where staff and trainees promote culturally inclusive behavior and activities and have the opportunity to learn from other cultures. This environment enhances the HROP resident experience, in addition to mirroring the diversity of our patient populations. HROP is pleased to participate in efforts to reach a diverse group of individuals during the resident recruitment process, such as participation in the Harvard Affiliated Residency Program Showcase for 3rd and 4th year underrepresented minority medical students from around the nation.”