Explore This Observership

The Radiation Oncology Observership Program is an educational experience for clinicians or other medical professionals looking to complement their formal training with exposure to a radiation oncology practice at an academic medical center. Each observership schedule is tailored to the interests of the visitor and may range anywhere from one day to two weeks.

Please be advised that our program is not affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is not eligible for academic or clinical credit. Observers will not receive access to any Mass General Brigham systems or be allowed to engage in patient care. Participation in our observership program does not have any bearing on any pending or future internship, fellowship, and/or job applications. A letter confirming attendance can be provided upon request.


Under most circumstances, a fee will be charged for the visit. Participants are also responsible for their personal transportation, accommodations, meals, medical insurance, required immunizations, and any other personal expenses incurred while in Boston.


  • Applicants will be asked to provide proof of current healthcare employment or enrollment in a formal healthcare training program.
  • Proficiency of the English proficiency language is required for all visitors engaging in educational activities at the hospital.
  • International visitors should be entering the US with B1 or Visa Waiver/Business (WB) status. Local students considering a career in healthcare may request a brief shadowing opportunity separate from the observership program. Students must be at least fourteen years old to be permitted to shadow.

How to Apply

Please contact MGHROObservership@mgb.org to request an application. All materials must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested start date.