It is the goal of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa to produce quality radiation oncologists who pursue either an academic or private practice career. To do this, we feel that it is necessary to choose high quality residents from the pool of applicants each year. Future residents are selected based on academic achievement, personal qualities, and the faculty's assessment of their potential to excel in the residency program. In general, most successful applicants are in the top third of their medical school class and graduate from LCGME schools that provide superior undergraduate medical education.