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Application Process- IR Residency

Applications for the Interventional Radiology Residency Program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service ERAS only.  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 applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors.  We do not require any additional documents beyond those required by the ERAS.  The Department of Radiology participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  It is strongly encouraged to open an ERAS account as soon as possible and complete your application by the first of October.

Requirements for Application

In order to be considered for our training program, we require the following:

  1. Completion and submission of the ERAS common application form
  2. Dean's letter
  3. An official copy of your medical school transcript
  4. USMLE or COMLEX test scores
  5. Personal statement
  6. Three additional letters of recommendation from physicians who are acquainted with your work or capabilities.
  7. A personal interview on The Ohio State Campus in Columbus, Ohio

The application deadline is October 1, 2017. Applications will not be reviewed after this date.

Foreign Medical Graduates

Foreign medical graduates are welcome to apply through ERAS following the requirements listed above. We currently accept candidates only with a J-1 visa.

The Interview Day

Interviews are offered by invitation, and are a required part of the selection process. The day is designed so that you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, meet with members of our selection committee, and engage with current Diagnostic Radiology residents over dinner and lunch.

Sample Interview Schedule

Night Prior to Interview
Overnight accommodations provided by the department at a hotel in downtown Columbus, in close proximity to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Enjoy dinner at a locally owned restaurant with current residents.

Day of Interview

7:45 am- Arrive at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

8:00-9:00 am- Introductions and presentations by key faculty members.

9:00-10:30 am- Separate interviews with members of the selection committee.

10:30 am-12:00 pm- Tour of the Medical Center and Main Campus.

12:00 pm- Lunch at the Woody's with current residents.

1:50 pm- Physics Overview

2:05 pm-Message by the Department of Radiology Chair

2:15 pm-Closing Message

2:20 pm- Additional time spent in the IR lab getting to know the faculty and first-hand experienve to a day in the life of an IR resident



Selection Committee

Dr. Mark King
Diagnostic Radiology Program Director
Associate Professor of Radiology
Chief, Thoracic Imaging
Director, Thoracic Imaging Fellowship
Associate Program Director Interventional Radiology


Dr. Joseph Yu
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs and Education
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging


Dr. James Spain
Associate Professor of Radiology
Interventional Radiology Program Director Interventional Radiology Fellowship Director


Dr. Amna Ajam
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Associate Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship