How to Apply

Apply using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Beginning in in November, we will interview approximately 30 DR/IR candidates for 1 position.

We accept applications until Oct. 22, 2021.

Individual applications are reviewed only after they are complete.

Only applications that are complete (not including Dean's letter) will be reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021.

Required Application Materials

  • Completed ERAS application, including personal statement and photo
  • Medical school transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter from medical school [available on November 1, applications will be considered complete pending the Dean’s Letter]
  • USMLE transcript
  • If a foreign medical school graduate, your VQE or ECFMG transcript

We welcome applicants who will graduate from qualified medical school programs in this country or abroad. Please note our eligibility criteria.

For more information, please contact your Dean’s office or ERAS or, if a foreign medical school graduate, contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Deadline

All application materials, with the exception of the Dean's letter, must be completed by Oct. 21, 2020 Only completed applications will be reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020.

Criteria for Candidacy

U.S. Allopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 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 via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 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 or H-1 Visa
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 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

Couples Match

The Department of Radiology encourages couples match applications.  We will work in conjunction with the corresponding department to attempt to streamline interview dates and times for both applicants.  More information on couples matching can be found on the NRMP website.

The Interview

I got an interview! Now what?

Virtual Interviewing Information for the 2021-2022 Interview Season

Due to the need for virtual interviews, our interview day will be a bit different this year! We are working hard to ensure that you will still have an informative, interactive and enjoyable time with us learning about our program.

Your virtual visit to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics be held entirely via Zoom.

The interview day will include:

  • A welcome and program overview with the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director, Catie Metz, MD
  • A series of 10-minute personal interviews with our program directors, a chief resident, and two faculty members (including one IR faculty)
  • A resident and applicant-only Zoom breakout session to ask any outstanding questions
  • Joining our residents and faculty at our daily noon conference. 
  • A final wrap-up before signing off.

Those interested in Interventional Radiology (IR)

Applicants applying for interventional radiology will spend additional time with the interventional faculty and/or current residents for an overview of the IR residency, tour of the IR suites, and to ask questions.