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Apply to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Applicants to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program may apply during their final year of medical education and are required to have a medical degree when they begin their training. The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at IU School of Medicine considers allopathic and osteopathic trainees, as well as international applicants (with an ECFMG certificate).

Annually, a total of 11 positions are available for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program through ERAS. Two separate Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency positions are also available.

The American Board of Radiology requires a clinical year of training before diagnostic radiology training. Applicants must either apply to a clinical internship or have already completed one at an ACGME-accredited program. Nine of the IU School of Medicine Radiology Residency positions are Advanced (PGY2-5), and two are Categorical (that also include the IU School of Medicine internal medicine internship year as PGY1). Interested students may apply to the Radiology Residency program and can decide whether they prefer the Categorical or Advanced program at the time of ranking. Applicants can put one or both programs on their rank list.

Several other intern year training programs are available in central Indiana. Three excellent transitional internships are offered in Indiana: the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year program, the St. Vincent Hospital program in Indianapolis and the transitional internship program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Surgery and Internal Medicine Internships are also available at IU School of Medicine.

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Radiology Residency at IU

The IU School of Medicine Radiology Residency program participates in the National Residency Matching Program, utilizing ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service®). As such, applications must be submitted through ERAS.



The Radiology Residency Clinical Experience

Rotations for residents are broken into 13 four-week blocks throughout each academic year. The first six months of residency is aimed at preparing first-year residents for their call responsibilities and high-acuity ER rotation that begins halfway through the year. Fourth-year residents tailor their clinical experience to their anticipated future career with six-seven clinical or academic elective rotations. These fourth-year focused rotations provide the space to allow fourth-year mini fellowships, the Early Specialization in IR (ESIR) pathway or the ABR 16-month pathway to dual certification in nuclear medicine.

Learn more about the clinical experience for radiology residents.


Program Progression

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four
Body Imaging 2 3 3 1-2
Breast Imaging 1 1 1 1
Cardiothoracic Imaging 2 1 1
Emergency Radiology 1
Interventional Radiology 1 1 1
Neuroradiology 2 2 1 1
Nuclear Medicine 1 1 1 1
Muskuloskeletal Radiology 1 1 1
Pediatric Radiology 1 1 1
Night Float 1 2 1 2
Research Elective 1
4th Year Focused Rotations 6-7