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Ethan Steele and pug Clark

MS (Clinical Research) and MD, Indiana University


What brought you to radiation oncology?

I was exposed to radiation therapy as an undergrad when I took radiation biophysics as a physics elective. I had many opportunities to explore oncology and radiation in medical school and was excited by the opportunities for academic study in the field, but I am really motivated by the very personal relationships we can develop with patients and the unique combination of palliative and curative treatments we offer.

What do you like about UNC RadOnc?

UNC has a rich history of engaging in meaningful prospective clinical research and residents are encouraged to engage in projects that interest them. Faculty are very accessible and are intentional about training residents. I also appreciate that I feel very supported in my role and work life balance is woven into the fabric of the department.