A radiation oncologist is a medical specialist with particular expertise in the planning and delivery of radiotherapy. At the same time, they are central to clinical decision-making in all aspects of cancer patient care. Radiation Oncology is a specialty that will appeal to clinicians with an interest in direct contact and meaningful relationships with patients and being part of a larger healthcare team.
Radiation oncology is an intellectually challenging and exciting career with a range of opportunities in the public and private sectors as well as in the academic sphere. It combines the best aspects of direct clinical management of patients of all ages, with a technologically-advanced and continually evolving treatment modality.