Diagnostic Radiology Residency FAQ's

Do you offer away rotations for interested medical students?

The University of Louisville Department of Radiology welcomes visiting medical students for the 2021-2022 academic year, at the recommendation of the Coalition for Physician Accountability. All applications for visiting medical student rotations are submitted through VSLO application service. If you have questions, please email the Office of Medical Student Affairs at .

When is the application deadline?

The program follows ERAS residency application timelines. It is highly recommended to submit your application within the first week of ERAS opening to residency programs.

Will virtual interviews be offered for the University of Louisville radiology residency?

Yes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for UofL residency positions will be conducted virtually during the 2021-2022 academic year. We are following the recruitment recommendation of the APDR, Association of Program Directors in Radiology

What is needed for an application?

We only accept applications via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System), and the following must be submitted for consideration: ERAS application, three letters of recommendation (at least one radiology letter is highly recommended), ECFMG status, USMLE transcript, medical school transcript, and personal statement.

Do I need to apply for a preliminary year?

Yes, candidates match separately for preliminary years. The University of Louisville Internal Medicine program is excellent and candidates invited for a Radiology interview may be able to arrange for an interview in the Department of Medicine on the same day.

Do you have a minimum score requirement?

There is no absolute cutoff, but our current program's average USMLE score is 230.

Do you accept international graduates into your program?

We consider all applications submitted to us, however, we do give precedence to LCME schools. Additionally, ECFMG Certification is required by time of application, and citizenship or a J1 Visa is required.

Do you consider applications from D.O.s?

Yes, but USMLE scores are still required.

How many residency positions are available?

For the 2022 Main Residency Match, we will have six positions available for the radiology residency class starting July 1, 2023. In addition, we will have one R Physician position in the 2022 Match for an appointment start date of July 1, 2022.

Are educational funds available?

The Department is committed to providing resources for a successful residency. A current listing of departmental resources can be found here.

How much leave is provided?

Residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation per year.

In addition, PGY 3-5 residents are entitled to five days of CME per academic year. Additional time away may be granted to residents presenting at approved conferences.

PGY 4 residents receive five days for fellowship interviews. Please visit our fellowship placement website to see the list of our graduates’ fellowships.

Does your program offer ESIR (Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology)?

Yes, we allow one resident per class to be on the ESIR track. Residents interested in IR will interview for ESIR in the spring of their second year.

Do you offer couples match?

Yes, we do participate in ERAS’s couples match.