Application Process – Independent Interventional Radiology Residency
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service [ERAS]. Applications are accepted from trainees (R3/PGY 4) and graduates of ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency programs. All applicants must have passed Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination [USMLE] or equivalent prior to application. Both ESIR [Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology] and Non-ESIR candidates are considered.
We offer two (2) ACGME-approved resident positions per two years of training which are filled exclusively through the National Residency Matching Program [NRMP]. Pursuant to ACGME regulations, only applicants who have graduated from ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC accredited residencies will be considered. This program receives approximately 50 applications per position available in any year. Approximately 30% of those with completed applications are interviewed.
We accept applications for both the ESIR and Non-ESIR tracks in ERAS. Candidates should only apply through one training track. ESIR candidates that are willing to train for two (2) years as an Independent IR resident may indicate this in their personal statement. ESIR candidates must use the standardized letter template "ESIR Applicant Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Standardized Letter of Recommendation" in their ERAS application to submit ESIR verification. No verification documents will be accepted outside of ERAS. The ESIR letter template is available from the Society of Interventional Radiology.
Scheduling of interviews begins in January. All application materials must be received by the December 15th deadline.
A complete application includes:
- ERAS application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- USMLE (or equivalent) scores
- Official Medical School Transcript
- Dean's Letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your current/immediate past Program Director. Please note: the ERAS system accommodates up to four (4) recommendation letters. (We will not accept letters or copies of publications via fax or mail.)
The department does not regard gender, religion, or racial background as relevant factors when considering applicants for residency positions.
For more information about the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, or to contact one of our radiologists, please call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).