How to Apply Radiology Fellowship

If applying for any of the 3 NRMP Match fellowship programs (Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, or Breast Imaging), apply through our online application portal, and please make sure to contact the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) (202-862-6077) or visit their website at www.nrmp.org for additional information.

Application Process (ACGME or non-ACGME)

The following information will be required to complete your online application.

  1. Current CV
  2. Personal Statement including career goals and plans
  3. Digital headshot saved in PDF format
  4. Copies of USMLE scores (I, II CS, II CK, III, COMLEX scores – or equivalent, i.e. LMCC)
  5. Please make sure documents are not password protected or locked prior to uploading (Most USMLE scores are locked. You may have to print and rescan to make sure the document can be combined into another file).
  6. Three letters of recommendations (one must be from your program director).  You will be able to provide them a link to upload their letters.  All letters must be current. 
  7. Applications will not be submitted for review until all materials are complete.  

Note:  If applying to multiple fellowships, you may use one application and the same letters of recommendation. Please rank/identify your preferences on the application page under the notation field.

Documents submitted MUST be in PDF format and UNLOCKED/NO PASSWORD PROTECTION. Failure in doing so will create an ERROR in your application and may cause submission delays.

  Once you click SUBMIT, you WILL NOT be able to modify your application, so please make sure you have all your up to date information and documents before submitted.  If you have pending papers, grants, etc. - you may note so in your CV or personal statement.  Updates CVs can be submitted as supplemental information if you are invited to interview.

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY PAPER OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS OR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS.  PLEASE SUBMIT THEM THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL.  DO NOT SEND ANY LETTERS OR APPLICATIONS TO THE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS DIRECTLY. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED OR ACCEPTED FOR REVIEW. 

Fellowship Application

The online application portal for 2019-20 fellowships is now open. Please click here to submit your application. 

DO NOT SEND ANY PAPER OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS OR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.  DO NOT SEND ANY APPLICATIONS OR LETTERS TO THE PROGRAMS DIRECTLY.  ALL APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA OUR ONLINE PORTAL.  FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED OR ACCEPTED FOR REVIEW.

Note:  The sample attestation form is included in the application for your review only as foresight to any potential conflict that may impede the credentialing process. It will be required should you be offered a fellowship slot.

Personal interviews will be requested based on the strength of the candidate's completed application. We will not grant interviews to candidates until all their materials have been received.

Please note that Neurointerventional Radiology has the prerequisite of one year of diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship.

Proof of U.S. citizenship and/or eligibility for U.S. employment upon hire will be required in conformance with regulations established pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Foreign medical graduates in most cases must obtain a UCSF-sponsored ECFMG-J1 visa.

Foreign medical graduates

Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have a current and valid Education Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate at the time of application.  International medical graduates may participate in ACGME accredited programs unlicensed, with a valid Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Forms/Applicants/application_international.pdf from the California Medical Board for no more than a total of 36 months.  For non-ACGME programs, trainees must obtain a medical license.  International medical graduates must have completed with a passing score on the USMLE Steps I, II, and III.

Possession of Radiology Board Certification (or you must be Board eligible) and a California Medical License is required PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. Applications for licensure should be made to the Medical Board in September prior to the year you will begin your appointment. For information and/or application please contact:

Medical Board of California
Licensing Program

2005 Evergreen St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815-3831
(916) 263-2382
Email: webmaster@medbed.ca.gov
Website: http://www.mbc.ca.gov

Fellowship - FAQs

  1. Do the Radiology Fellowship Programs participate in the Match?
    The following programs participate in the Match: Vascular Interventional, Neuroradiology, and Breast Imaging. Register with the NRMP and adhere to the NRMP schedule of dates regarding interviews, rank submission, and position offers. The NRMP can be reached at 202-862-6077 or you can view their website at www.nrmp.org for additional information.
  2. The following programs do not participate in the match: Abdominal Imaging, AI/Ultrasound Combo, Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Neuro-interventional Radiology.
  3. What type of Visas do the University sponsors for clinical trainees?
    The University sponsors J-1 ECFMG visas for fellowship positions in the majority of cases.
  4. Do Canadian applicants have to take the USMLE step 1 & 2?
    No. Canadians do not have to take USMLE step 1 or 2, but they must have the Canadian equivalent (MCCQE). Canadians do not have to obtain an ECFMG certificate, however, they do need to go through the ECFMG for their visa and obtain an ECFMG ID#.
  5. Is it necessary to obtain a California Medical license before applying?
    No. You need not have a California Medical license before applying. You must be eligible to obtain one. If you match with our program, you will be given ample time to fill out our appointment packets and apply for a medical license.  Your acceptance is contingent successful completion of appointment, credentialing, and licensing.
  6. Can I apply to more than one subspecialty?
    Yes, however it is recommended to apply/interview with the subspecialty that most interests you. If you do choose to apply to more than one subspecialty, you can fill out 1 application and list the subspecialty by 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice. Your application will be given first to your top choice for review, and then sent to the other sections on your list.
  7. When can I apply?
    We usually select fellowship positions one year in advance. However, if you see an open position on our website, you are more than welcome to apply.  We generally accept applications from July - January.
  8. Can I apply for a Match participating fellowship without registering with the NRMP?
    Technically yes. You can apply, submit a completed application packet, and interview with us, however, we will not be able to rank you unless you provide us with an AAMC ID#. If you are interested in our match programs and do not register, you will risk having to wait for unmatched positions that may or may not become available after the match day. We highly recommend registering in the Match.
  9. Are there any requirements for applicants?
    Applicants must have completed a four-year diagnostic radiology residency from an accredited program.

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