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Nuclear Medicine Residency


The Nuclear Medicine Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is designed to prepare a trainee for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine Certification Examination and subsequent practice in either an academic or private practice setting. Eligibility requirements include completion of an ACGME accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency program, and entrance to the Nuclear Medicine Residency program will be at the Resident Level 3 level. The educational program for these residents will be 12 months in length. Applicants will apply for this training program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and subsequently participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). 

 

Clinical training is complemented by formal course work and hands-on experience in computer applications, radiopharmacology, instrumentation, radiobiology, radiation safety, and a variety of radiometric measurements. The first six months of each residency program focuses on the technical execution and interpretation of routine clinical procedures. Special procedures, quantitative measurement techniques, and participation in research are emphasized throughout the remainder of the training period. The learning process is stimulated and monitored through a series of resident presentations on both clinical and research subjects. With increasing experience, each resident assumes progressively greater responsibility for the direction of the Nuclear Medicine Clinic under the guidance of staff physicians. Similarly, residents are assigned progressively increasing responsibilities for selecting, presenting, and discussing clinical cases at departmental and interdepartmental conferences.

 

Application Information

Applications for residency are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Please refer to ERAS or the contact person at your school to learn more about applying for residency.

ERAS is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and transmits residency applictions, letters of recommendation, Dean's letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors.  We do not require any documents in addition to ERAS requirements. The Department of Radiology participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Please keep in mind appropriate deadlines. It is strongly encouraged to open an ERAS account as soon as possible and complete your application by the first of October.

On the interview day, applicants will have the opportunity to talk with current residents, interview with our faculty members, tour the institution, and enjoy lunch with a few of the residents at a local restaurant.

Minimum Requirements for Application

  • Applications are accepted only through ERAS (paper applications will not be reviewed)
  • Application deadline: October 1
  • Applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3. Successful applicants have scores of 220 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation as well as the Dean’s letter are required
  • Mandatory clinical internship in either internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or its subspecialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or an ACGME or equivalent accredited transitional year.
  • Mandatory completion of an ACGME accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency program
  • IMG Additional Requirements: J-1 Visa ECFMG Certified

 

Program Director

Dr. Mona Natwa