Winning medical school scholarships and awards can provide a major boost to your residency application, and set you apart from your peers. According to the 2018 NRMP Program Director Survey:
54% of radiation oncology residency programs cited awards or special honors in clinical clerkships as a factor used to make interview decisions.
31% of radiation oncology residency programs cited awards or special honors in basic sciences as a factor used to make interview decisions.
In another survey of radiation oncology residency programs, medical school awards were ranked higher in the residency selection process than research and school reputation.
Awards can be placed in the application, MSPE (Dean's Letter), letters of recommendation, and CV. We have found that interviewers often ask about awards during residency interviews.
In our book, Medical Scholarships, Grants & Awards: Insider Advice On How To Win Scholarships, we offer you a detailed strategy to maximize your chances of winning.
The book includes a chapter on awards and scholarships available in radiation oncology with profiles of past student winners.
Resources to Help you Win Scholarships, Awards and Grants
What I learned from Medical School Scholarships and Award Recipients Read more >>
Don't shy away from Seeking Medical School Scholarships: Tips to Finding and Earning Awards Read more >>
Medical School Scholarships, Grants, & Awards: Insider Advice on How to Win Read more >>
RSNA Research Medical Student Grant Read more >>
ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award Read more >>