II. Information for Applicants
Thank you for your interest in specialty residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at Boston University Medical Center.
All application materials are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Our Department participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Currently, we recruit 9 residents per class. First-year positions start at the PGY-2 level. The program requires 4 years of continuous full-time training. The clinical internship year (PGY-1) must be sought independently and should be completed prior to beginning the residency program. USMLE Step 2 must be completed prior to graduation from medical school, and USMLE Step 3 should be completed prior to residency or early during residency training. All residents in this program are expected to meet eligibility requirements set forth by the American Board of Radiology ( http://www.theabr.org ).
We interview invited applicants from October through December. Our interview day begins with breakfast and an informational session with the Program Director. During the morning, applicants take a tour of the medical center with the Chief Residents and have interviews with various members of the department. Applicants attend the noon conference, followed by a relaxed luncheon with a group of residents.
We have recently submitted an application to the ACGME to be considered for the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway. Our application will be reviewed by the ACGME in January, 2017. If approved, selection of 2 candidates per class will occur after the resident has matched into our training program and has completed at least 1 IR rotation as a PGY-2 resident in our program. For more information on the ESIR pathway, click here.
- ERAS application including:
- Official medical school transcript
- 3 letters of recommendation
- USMLE Step 1 scores (USMLE Step 2 optional)
- Personal statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Dean’s letter (available October 1st)
Application deadline is October 15th. Only complete applications with all of the above materials received by that date will be considered.
- We sponsor only J1 visas
- Valid ECFMG certificate is required