Radiation Oncology Qualifications & Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduate of an AOA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
  • The applicant must be licensed to practice in the state where his/her practice is conducted.
  • The applicant must be able to show evidence of conformity to the standards set forth in the Code of Ethics of the American Osteopathic Association.
  • The applicant is required to be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic Association or the Canadian Osteopathic Association for the two (2) years immediately prior to the date of certification.
  • The applicant must have satisfactorily completed a one-year AOA-approved internship.
  • The applicant beginning their residency training on July 1, 1999, and thereafter, is required to have four (4) or more years of AOA-approved training in radiation oncology.
  • The applicant beginning residency training prior to July 1, 1999 is required to have three (3) or more years of AOA-approved training in radiation oncology.
  • The applicant must have AOCR approval of all completed training.
  • The resident is expected to remain in one program for all years of training. If a transfer to another program is necessary or desired, that transfer must be prospectively approved by the AOCR and notification sent to the AOBR.
  • The applicant must complete the requirements of training and experience as stated in the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Radiation Oncology which includes 700 hours training as defined here.

Eligibility for Examination in Radiation Oncology

An applicant is eligible to sit for the radiation oncology written examination during the final year of training or at any examination following training.