For details regarding policies and practices for residents in the University of Maryland
Department of Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program, please click on the links below.
Many details of the training program are covered in the official "Resident Handbook" and in the
University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education policies. Please visit the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education website to view a list of policies and information on salary and benefits.
The ACGME has specific duty hours requirements. These can be found on the ACGME Web site. Residents in Radiation Oncology should be able to work well within these limits.
If there are any weeks that surpass the 80-hour work limit, you must notify the Program
Director immediately. Work hours are to be submitted on monthly time sheets, as well.
All activities relating to patient care and education, including moonlighting, apply towards duty
hours. Our departmental policy regarding work hours is included in the resident training
We often have third or fourth year medical students from the University of Maryland and other
medical schools in the clinic for rotations.
Students can be involved in all aspects of patient evaluation and treatment planning. For more
information about setting up a medical student rotation, please click
There are 15 workdays plus Federal holidays of paid vacation. Our departmental policy is that the
Chief Resident and the Attending for whose service you will be responsible at the time of the
vacation must first approve time away. No more than four residents can be out of the clinic
at any time (this includes residents who are out of the clinic on elective). Approved conference
days will not be counted towards your fifteen annual days of vacation.
The University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library (UMHSHSL) is available for
resident use. There is also a resident library which maintains an extensive collection of
journals and books.
Residents are provided with their own workstation and computer for use during their four-year
residency training. Each computer has access to the internet/intranet service and is loaded
with various software packages.