Hi, I know this is one of the most sought after specialties, but I would like to know why it is so sought after. From my experience on the wards, radiation oncologists don't really "do" much other than determine where and how much radiation a patient should get. Also in tumor boards, they really don't have much to say about disease other than staying on top of the latest experimental trials. What is involved in trainging to be a radiation oncologist? Do radiation oncologists have to know much about what makes medicine so interesting such as pathogenesis and pathophysiology. Or do they get the satisfaction that surgeon gets from operating? I am at the very end of the fourth year, so it is would be a little late for me to rotate in it to see what it is all about.