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  • Radiology Residency Program FAQ

    The Department of Radiology has provided answers to frequently asked questions regarding its residency program.

    What type(s) of visas does your program sponsor?

    We sponsor only J-1 Visa. We do not substitute or accept any others. An applicant without United States citizenship must have a J-1 visa or a permanent resident card.

    Do you accept International Medical Graduates (IMG’s)?

    Our program does accept IMG’s so long as they meet the requirements set forth by our program and Institution. We currently have three IMG’s in our program.

    Is U.S. clinical experience required for IMG’s?

    One year of clinical experience from an ACGME-accredited program is required before beginning a residency in radiology.

    Is ECFMG certification required at the time of application?


    What are the American Board of Radiology requirements?

    Five years of approved training must include one year in clinical training. The first postgraduate year must be accredited clinical training in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, transitional year 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 in an ACGME-, AOA-, or RCPSC- approved program (or equivalent).

    How many residents are currently in your program?

    We have 22 residents in our program at this time.

    How many positions will your program offer in the 2010 NRMP Match?

    We will offer a total of six positions. Three of these are categorical positions (preliminary year included) and three are advanced positions (PGY-2 position beginning July, 2011).

    Does your program consider a minimum cut-off score for USMLE exams?

    Passing scores for USMLE are required. There is no minimal passing score requirement although, USMLE scores are considered an important part of the complete application.

    Does your program impose a limit on the graduate year for applicants?


    Does your program accept COMLEX scores from DO graduates in lieu of USMLE scores?

    No. USMLE scores are required in addition to COMLEX scores.

    What is the deadline for receiving applications?

    November 1.

    What are the minimum requirements for admission into your program?

    • ERAS application
    • Medical school transcript
    • Dean’s Letter
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement
    • USMLE Step I score report
    • USMLE Step II score report (if available at time of application)
    • Current photo
    • ECFMG certificate

    All applications are accepted only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). ERAS post office opens Sept. 1.

    When are interviews conducted?

    We will conduct interviews in the department on weekdays. Interviewers will include the program director, chairman of radiology and two or three faculty members. Applicants will be given a tour of the department and UMMC, and then have lunch with some of our residents currently in the program.

    When are interviews granted?

    Invitations to interview will be granted by mid-November via e-mail.

    Any questions concerning the application process should be directed to the radiology residency program office at (601) 984-2695 or e-mail