All individuals seeking to apply to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program in the Department of Radiology with the College of Medicine at the University of Florida must have satisfactorily completed a clinical year of training accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or equivalent organization in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family medicine, emergency medicine, or any combination of these. The clinical year may also comprise a transitional year accredited by the ACGME or equivalent organization.
We are currently interviewing for twelve first-year radiology residents to join our program during academic year 2017-2018. Please note that academic years at the University of Florida run from July 1 to June 30. The deadline to apply is October 15th.
To apply to the residency program, you must submit your application materials through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the American Medical Association
Applications are complete when the following information is received through ERAS:
- Common Application Form (CAF)
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- Dean’s Letter
- Three Letters of Recommendation (one of these letters should come from a radiologist)
- An official copy of your USMLE Scores (competitive applicants include those that have USMLE Scores at 220 or above) or proof of passing COMLEX-USA score (competitive score = 600 or above)
In addition to the items listed above, students and graduates of foreign medical schools must provide the following verifications:
- ECFMG Certification
- J-1 Visa status (please note that we only accept J-1 visas)
- United States residency status (permanent resident, naturalized citizen, etc)
- Two years of experience in the US (preferred)
- Proof of passing USMLE Step I and II
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the deadline for applications?
A: We must receive your completed application (with the exception of your Dean’s letter) by October 15th.
Q: How many applications do you expect each year?
A: There are approximately 500-600 applicants annually.
Q: What is the selection process and how will I be contacted if I am granted an interview?
A: Interviews are by invitation only. After careful review by the Department’s Selection Committee, selected applicants will be invited for an interview. If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail by the program coordinator to select a date for your interview. Please be sure to include your e-mail address as part of your ERAS application.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to individually respond to those applicants that have not been selected to interview. Once an interview has been extended and accepted, please plan accordingly. Because of the volume of interviews scheduled, it is difficult to make changes once an interview has been set. In the event that you are unable to interview as scheduled, please notify the program coordinator immediately.
Q: How long is the interview process?
A: The interviews will be scheduled starting in October and ending in late December. We offer 1 day interviews. Your interview will consist of a full day of activities beginning at 7:30AM (coffee, juice and light snacks will be provided) and usually concluding by 2:30PM. You will meet with several department representatives, including the program director, the associate program directors, the program coordinator, the chief residents, and various faculty and residents. Your specific agenda will be provided to you upon check-in. On the day of your interview, please arrive promptly. Upon your arrival, please check in with Sabrina DuBois, Program Coordinator, in Room G-347.
Q: What is the typical interview experience?
A: A typical interview experience is as follows:
Monday or Wednesday PM (evening before interview)
7:00PM – Meet residents for appetizers at a local restaurant (spouses welcome); Casual dress – jeans ok
Tuesday or Thursday AM (day of interview)
7:30AM – Check in with Residency Coordinator; Coffee, juice and light snacks
8:00AM – Welcome session by Program Director
8:45AM – Interviews with Resident Selection Committee members (20 minutes each)
11:00AM – Lunch with Chief Residents and Residents
12:30PM – Case-based conference
1:45PM – Brief closing meeting with Program Director
2:00PM – Tour of South Tower
Q: Where do you recommend I stay when I am visiting UF’s Department of Radiology?
A: Most applicants stay in one of the hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Below is our preferred hotel (Please note that we are not affiliated with the preferred accommodation).
Double Tree by Hilton
3726 SW 40th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32608
*Interview candidates must ask for the UF Radiology special rate
Q: How do I get to UF’s Department of Radiology?
A: Park in the Visitors/East parking garage. We provide a Parking Voucher for each applicant on the day of the interview. Please do not leave the interview without the voucher as there is a nominal fee for parking in the Visitor Garage. Use the crosswalk to cross the street, and take the ramped sidewalk down. You will enter the East entrance of Shands Hospital. Continue straight (East) until you reach the Atrium area. Just past the information desk that is on your left, take a right and head straight (North) toward the six set of elevators. Take the elevator to the Ground floor (the Atrium is located on the 1st floor). Exit the elevator and go left and then immediately right and you will see the Department of Radiology posted on the wall. Check in at the front desk. For additional directions, please access the UF Health Shands Hospital map website: Maps
If you have any further questions, please e-mail Sabrina DuBois, Program Coordinator.