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Application Process

Submissions accepted: September 15 – October 15

Applicant materials are only accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants may register on ERAS as early as June 6.

ERAS applications must include:

  • Medical school transcripts
  • Official USMLE and/or COMLEX score reports
  • No less than three letters of recommendation
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or Dean’s letter (released to programs automatically on October 1)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Current photograph

Application FAQs

All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

Do you accept applications from foreign medical graduates?

We accept and review applications from medical school graduates from all accredited medical and osteopathic schools.

What about Visas?

At this time we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents (green card holders), or current J-1 Visa holders.

What are cut-offs for Step scores and grade point average (GPA)?

All applicants are evaluated on their individual merits. We do not have predetermined levels for test scores or GPA.

How many letters of recommendation do I need to provide?

We require three letters of recommendation as well as a Dean’s letter, all of which should be provided through ERAS.

Can I send additional information, such as articles and PowerPoint presentations?

Please do not send any additional information unless it is specifically requested. We will let you know if additional information is needed.

Can I make a presentation when I interview or come early to do a presentation?

Because not all applicants are able to spend extra time to give individual presentations, we are not able to offer any applicants the opportunity to do presentations. There is not sufficient time on interview days for presentations.

How many applicants will you be interviewing?

We interview between 30 and 40 applicants each year, depending upon the number of positions available.

When are the interviews?

Interviews are generally held in November and January; exact dates are posted when available.

Do you offer internship positions? What type of internship is acceptable?

We do not offer or sponsor PGY-1 positions as part of our residency program; our program begins with PGY-2. ACGME radiation oncology requirements call for the first year of postgraduate clinical training to be spent in internal medicine, family practice, OB/GYN, surgery, or surgical specialties, pediatrics, a categorical radiation oncology year, or a transitional year program.

Do you offer electives for medical students?

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers a four-week clinical elective (RAD2102) and sponsors a four-week research elective (RSRH2101). 

Visiting medical students should apply through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). Contact the course coordinator for additional information.

Who should I contact at UT Southwestern if I still have questions about your program?

Please email any additional questions to our residency coordinator.