Department of Radiation Oncology

Rotation from Outside Institution

Application for Residents from an Outside Institution

We are very pleased to be able to offer one-month rotations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiation Oncology.

During the rotation, residents will primarily spend their time with one disease site. Many of the rotations have significant exposure and training in proton beam therapy. We are unable at this time to guarantee a specific disease site, but we will do our best to honor your preferences.

To apply for a rotation, please send the following information to Cordelia Baffic at

  1. Cover letter with the following information:
    • Your full name, current residency institution, contact information including address, phone number, and email address
    • Program Director’s full name, contact information including address, phone number and email address
    • Program Coordinator’s full name, contact information including address, phone number and email addres
    • A single paragraph explaining why you would like to spend a month at PENN. Please limit this paragraph to 250 words.
  2. Your top 3 choices of the months when you would prefer to rotate at PENN. Please note that we will try and accommodate your preferences.
  3. Curriculum Vitae using the John Doe/Penn format attached.

Once we receive the formal request, we will be in touch shortly. If the rotation is approved by our program director, Dr. Samuel Swisher McClure, then we will need to setup a PLA (Program Legal Agreement) with the resident’s home institution.  This could take between 1-3 months to process.   In addition, the outside resident will need to be credentialed at Penn and partake of a one day EPIC training prior to the start of the rotation.  Please note that final approval of the rotation rests upon having a fully executed PLA and being fully credentialed by the Penn GME office. 

All the credentialing documents can be emailed to my attention except for the MT license which must be received in its original form with the appropriate required documentation.  Once the completed MT license is received, then the Penn GME office will review and approve and submit directly to the PA State Board.  It may take 2-3 months to get an MT license approved by the Pennsylvania State Board.  Listed below and attached are some of the documents that will be needed in order to be credentialed. 

  • Pennsylvania Medical Training License
  • Rotation application
  • Letter of good standing from Program Director and/or Chairman stating that the resident is approved by his/her home institution to serve this rotation
  • copy of malpractice insurance face sheet
  • copy of CV – Penn format
  • Life Support Certification (BLS and/or ACLS certification)
  • Proof of Criminal Background Check completed within 3 years of rotation
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of Seasonal Flu Vaccine
  • Parking Application and Copy of Car Registration (If applicable) with $30 deposit required)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Cordelia Baffic
Associate Director of Medical Education


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