Hello Guys and Gals, First off, allow me to apologize in advance for what probably amounts to a "dumb" question. And I'm quite certain that the proper response to my question is something along the lines of "Wait till you actually start med school, shadow a Radiation Oncologist, and see if you like it." However, I'll be attending a school that gives us an entire research year and I'm trying to begin thinking about what I want to do with it. After reading a few specialty selection books and poking around on this forum, I'm under the impression that meaningful RadOnc research would be very helpful in the match. As such, I'd like to start figuring out if this is a good field for me and get involved as soon as possible. RadOnc seems like a very satisfying and interesting field to me for a few reasons: Lots of patient contact, the opportunity to really make a difference to patients that are going through very difficult times, interesting technology, interesting pathology, cool procedures, amazing opportunities for research, the opportunity to really ameliorate (I know "cure" can be a touchy term when talking about cancer with certain folks) cancer, the list goes on. What I'm worried about, however, is the physics concepts behind the work. I've never been head over heels in love with physics (despite finding it pretty interesting, especially the radiation stuff) and in fact, my undergraduate major was psychology. I did well in my introductory physics, but I'm wondering if I need to really love physics as a whole or if learning and appreciating the theory/background of the procedures I learn is enough? From what I've seen, there are a large proportion of MudPhuds (which I'm still toying with the idea of doing as an internal transfer) and engineering undergrads, and I'm wondering if the concepts would be over my head or best left for those who get jazzed up about physics and engineering. I appreciate all of your opinions--thanks in advance.