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The American Board of Radiology requires five (5) years of approved training with a minimum of four (4) years in diagnostic radiology.
The first year of training must be an accredited clinical year in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or any combination of these. No more than a total of three months may be spent in radiology, radiation oncology and/or pathology. All clinical training must be an ACGME, AOA, RCPSC or equivalent approved program.
All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We offer five to six PGY-2 (advanced) positions each year on a competitive basis. The required clinical year is not included in our match. The exact number of positions depends on unexpected vacancies and funding issues. The NRMP number for the four-year (advanced) program is 1957420A0.
We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only. Completed applications and supporting documents must be transmitted through ERAS by Nov. 1. In addition to the completed application, we require a personal statement and CV, three letters of recommendation, medical school transcript, USMLE scores and the dean's letter.
If you are an international graduate, we require documentation of current visa status as well as a copy of your ECFMG certificate. Our department sponsors the J1 visa.
Interview decisions are made as completed applications are received. The program director screens for confirmation of eligibility requirements and determines who will be invited for an interview based on academic record and personal information such as letters of recommendation. We also require a minimum score of 220 on USMLE Step 1.
The interview day consists of an overview of our program, one-on-one interviews with faculty and residents, a tour of our hospital, and lunch with the residents and faculty. Every applicant is scheduled to meet with the program director and department chair. Our interview dates are Dec. 9 and 16, and Jan. 6 and 13.
If you have any questions or need morel information, please contact Beth Edmonds, program administrator.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216