Inquiring Applicants


All individuals seeking to apply to the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program in the Department of Radiology with the College of Medicine at the University of Florida must have satisfactorily completed a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or other training judged suitable by the program coordinator.

The University of Florida has a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Gainesville, FL; a second year of subspecialized training may be added for those interested in a particular focus or transition to academic practice. Our fellowship is designed to be a high-yield educational experience in diagnostic neuroradiology studies for both adults and children, preparing our graduates for a successful career in high volume private practice or academic medicine.

The UF Health Shands Hospital is a nationally recognized hospital, an academic stroke center of excellence, epilepsy center of excellence, level I trauma center, and a referral center for state of the art treatment of brain tumors and complex head and neck cancers. In addition, our children’s hospital within a hospital ranked #1 in Florida for the 2021-22 year and includes a level IV NICU.  Our fellowship program is co-sponsored by the North Florida South Georgia Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. The UF Health hospitals and the VAMC have over 1200 total inpatient beds combined on their adjacent campuses. Clinical experience at the VA also includes PET/CT in head and neck cancer, seizure, and dementia.

Daily teaching occurs at the workstation, working with 10 neuroradiology trained faculty members at UF and 5 additional fellowship-trained faculty at the VA.  There are dedicated weekly fellow lectures or journal club sessions as well as a popular “Hits & Misses” conference monthly with the entire division. There are separate dedicated teaching sessions in head and neck radiology with our department chair, Dr. Mancuso.  Fellows also attend and participate in multiple weekly multidisciplinary conferences. Our fellows have access to a unique online learning platform created at UF (WIDI Learn), combining guidance on structured reporting and available simulated cases.

Fellows perform image-guided procedures under fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, and CT fluoroscopy. Fellows also assist with acquisition and processing of advanced studies including functional MRI and DTI. The fellows take daytime call 1 out of every 4 weekends at UF. There is no VA or overnight call. A home workstation is provided! 

Fellows have a total of 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick leave.  UF also allows additional parental/medical leave available if needed. Compensation is set at a standard level for all trainees in ACGME-accredited programs across the institution based on PGY-level.  Health insurance is provided. There is also a provided stipend for educational materials and/or conference attendance, with educational leave available to attend.

We would love to have you join our team!

***At this time we are not accepting applications for the 2024-2025 year.***  
***Applications for the 2025-2026 year will be processed through ERAS beginning December 2023.***

Please note that we are only able to accept J1 Visas.

Some comments from recent alumni:

“UF Neuroradiology Fellowship was an outstanding year filled with many learning opportunities. The biggest strength is the high quality teaching faculty who are dedicated to teaching the residents and fellows and provide the highest level of patient care. The fellowship year was fairly flexible to allow the fellow to concentrate in areas of high interest.”

“Cordial environment. Great pathology. Awesome mentors.”

“High volume of complex cases. Experienced faculty in a range of sub-subspecialty areas, like H&N. High level of independence.”

“Access to large volume of didactic lectures and presentations due to being a large academic center. Exposure to a wide breadth of cases and pathologies by rotating through both Shands and VA Hospitals.”

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If you have any questions, please reach out to our program coordinator Kiersten Simmons –  

Program History and Unique Opportunities

The fellowship program has been in existence for nearly 30 years. ACGME accreditation was first awarded in 1991.

Clinical and Research Collaborations

At both UF and the VA, the faculty and fellows participate in weekly multidisciplinary conferences in collaboration with oncology, neurology, surgery, radiation oncology, and pathology colleagues as well as speech and dietetics.

We also collaborate with our clinical colleagues on many research projects, both longitudinal prospective studies and retrospective reviews. In addition, UF has one of only a handful of Diagnostic Radiology Physics residency programs, and our radiology and physics faculty and staff often collaborate on research as well.

Application Requirements

Fellows must have completed a diagnostic radiology residency in an ACGME or RCPSC accredited diagnostic radiology program prior to matriculation in our fellowship program.

The applications are centralized through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All interviews for the 2025-2026 are projected to be. Interviews will be scheduled in February 2024.

Interviewed candidates will then be ranked to match through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP), with a projected match date in June 2024.

How to Apply

Applications for entry into our program July 1, 2025 will commence December 2023.

The applications are centralized through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All interviews for the 2025-2026 are projected to be scheduled in February 2024.

Interviewed candidates will then be ranked to match through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP), with a projected match date in June 2024.

Documents Required:

  • MyERAS application
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step I, Step II CK, CS, Step III
  • Up to date curriculum vitae
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation
  • ECFMG certified at the time of application (international medical graduates only)

Please note that we are only able to sponsor J1 visas.


All interviews for the 2022 interview cycle were scheduled and conducted through Thalamus.  This included 20 minute faculty panel interviews to include at least the program director or associate program director as below.  Separate informal zoom sessions with the current fellows were offered the evening before.

  • You will receive one 20 minute interview with a panel of interviewers made up of our Neuroradiology Faculty.
  • Please make sure you have a quiet, well-lit place to conduct your interview, free from distractions and interruptions.
  • Please dress and conduct yourself as you would for an in-person interview.
  • Please review the Thalamus Instructions for Applicants document on how to access the virtual platform on interview day.

General Interview Structure for 2023 will likely be similar but is to be determined. 


We appreciate your interest in our program. For questions or additional information, please contact:

Kiersten Simmons, Program Coordinator

program coordinator

Kiersten Simmons

Email: Fax: 352-265-0592

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