How to Apply

To apply for the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, applicants must submit the following:

  • Nuclear Medicine Residency Application
  • Medical school transcript
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (including one from the dean of the medical school)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Personal statement giving a summary of your past training background, areas of particular strength and interest and a brief description of how you would hope to utilize and apply your medical training
  • Photograph

For graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada, you must also submit:

  • Scores for USMLE Steps 1 and 2
    • Scores must be available before you can be considered for an interview
  • Statement of visa status
    • We sponsor J1 and H1 visas.

Following review of the application materials, a selection committee will invite candidates to interview.

Correspondence should be directed to the program director:

Janet Pollard, MD
Department of Radiology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
1-319-356-1259
janet-pollard@uiowa.edu

Information for Applicants

Criteria for Candidacy

US Allopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Application including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a radiology residency and justify why you would be a good candidate)
    • Photograph
    • “Chairman’s Letter" not required

Osteopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Application including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a radiology residency and justify why you would be a good candidate)
    • Photograph
    • “Chairman’s Letter” not required

International Medical School Graduates

  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores must be available before you can be considered for an interview
  • Passing grade on the CSA or USMLE Step 2 CS on the first attempt
  • Appropriate medical education to train in a large U.S. teaching hospital
  • Previous radiology residency experiences, observership or clinical experience in the U.S. is strongly preferred
  • Previous degree in U.S. (e.g, MPH) is also desirable
  • US citizenship, J-1 Visa
  • Application including:
    • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a radiology residency and justify why you would be a good candidate)
    • Photograph
    • “Chairman’s Letter” not required

Foreign Medical Graduates

Medical school graduates from outside the United States and Canada must meet the following criteria to be considered for residency:

  • Scores from USMLE Steps 1 and 2 must be available before you can be considered for an interview
  • Must have appropriate medical education to train in a large US teaching hospital
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in an ACGME-accredited program is required.  Alternatively, foreign medical training can be evaluated by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) for equivalency acceptance.
  • Previous radiology or nuclear medicine residency experiences, observership or clinical experience is strongly preferred
  • US citizenship, J-1 Visa

The Interview

The Interview

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

I got an interview! Now what?

What to expect on the day of the interview

During COVID we will be conducting interviews virtually. Depending on availability, you will meet with many of our faculty including the program director.

Once in person interviews resume, the interview day will flow as follows: We will meet you at the main entrance of the hospital at your designated appointment time. We suggest business attire for your interview day.

Your day will include: an overview of the program; a tour of the facilities; one-on-one meetings with many of the nuclear medicine physicians and physicists; and, a luncheon with the current residents.

Getting Here

Travel

The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)

2515 Wright Brothers Boulevard, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 319-362-8336

Located 2 miles West of I-380, the airport is 25 minutes north of Iowa City. It is located just outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

5800 Fleur Drive, Suite 201, Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-256-5100

Located on the southwest side of Des Moines, approximately 2 hours west of Iowa City on I-80.

The Quad City International Airport (QCIA)

2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-757-1530

Located approximately 60 miles east of Iowa City in Moline Illinois.

Airlines

American Airlines
800-433-7300
DELTA
800-221-1212
United Airlines
800-241-6522
Allegiant Air
702-505-8888

Car Rental

Avis 
800-331-1212
Enterprise
319-366-5522
Hertz Rent A Car
800-654-3131
National
888-826-6890

Airport Shuttles

Airport Shuttle Service: 800-725-8460