Diagnostic Radiology, NuRad and DR-IR Programs
All residency positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program.
Diagnostic Radiology, NuRad and DR-IR residency positions are categorical programs that include the PGY-1 clinical year. Applications and documentation are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
NuRad applicants must demonstrate qualifications for the diagnostic radiology as well as interest in an nuclear medicine career. If you are interested in either of these positions, be sure to tell the program coordinator when you confirm your interview appointment.
Residency Application Process
Applications and supporting documents must be completed electronically through ERAS by October 15. The program director will consider all ERAS applications that include:
- Completed application form
- Personal statement
- Official medical school transcript
- USMLE scores (all available)
- Letters of recommendation from three clinical faculty.
Eligible qualified candidates will be invited by Interview Broker for an interview between early November through December 30th.
If you are an international graduate, we request that you enter the country at least two weeks prior to the start of the residency in order to adequately process your appointment and complete all documentation required for you to begin the residency program on the approved start date.
If you have questions about any of the residency options, please contact the Program Coordinator.
The UAMS Department of Radiology welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.
Candidates for ACGME-accredited programs must meet all program-specific eligibility criteria. You will not need a medical license while in the program, but the College of Medicine will not admit a resident/fellow that the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) will not consider for an Arkansas license. (See Arkansas Medical Practices Act 17-95-401 through 17-95-407 on Licensing and Regulation 14 of the Regulations of the Arkansas State Medical Board.).
Before you interview with us, we request you become familiar and expect you to be in compliance with the housestaff handbook of appointment and employment.
Selection & Appointment of Diagnostic Radiology Residents
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be invited to interview.
- Graduation from one of the following:
- Medical school in the US or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
- Osteopathic medical school in the US accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Medical school outside the US and Canada plus one of the following: (1) Have received a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG prior to appointment, or, (2) Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which he/she is training
- Medical school outside the US and completion of a Fifth Pathway** program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
- Ability to carry out the duties as required of the program during the period of time allotted (five years), including, but not limited to, travel to clinical training sites during the day and on call, attend early morning and evening conferences, attend a national meeting, and attend AIRP for four weeks in Washington, DC.
- Ability to proficiently read printed and cursive English, write (print) English text, understand spoken English on conversational and medical topics, and speak English on conversational and medical topics.
- Ability to reside continuously in the United States for the length of training.
Application Requirements for Diagnostic Radiology, NuRad and DR-IR Programs
For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.
The supplemental ERAS application provides:
- geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting);
- information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
- program signals.
The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.
Note to International Medical Graduates
We seek the most qualified residents and fellows, regardless of country of education. Some of our most outstanding residents and faculty are international medical graduates (IMGs). Because of the large number of applications and the difficulty of evaluating the records of IMGs, we can offer interviews only to those graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have a currently valid ECFMG certificate prior to appointment or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Arkansas and meet the eligibility requirements for the program.