Eligibility Requirements

Institutional requirements by the University of South Alabama for eligibility to all USA residency programs are found here. We provide the following details that apply to the USA Radiology Residency Program.

We only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges for all entry level positions. All entry-level positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We are pleased to accept applications from graduates of US medical schools. For our program, a complete application file includes the following:Postcard Sunset at Five Rivers by Dr Samuel McQuiston.jpg

  • ERAS application
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Current medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Personal statement
  • Letters from medical school deans are expected after September 30

Once an application file is complete and has met our eligibility criteria, the program evaluates the applicant for an invitation to interview. Offers to interview are extended by email in October, and we interview candidates during November and December.


Prerequisite Clinical Year

All applicants must satisfy the prerequisite clinical year training as established by the ACGME Diagnostic Radiology Review Committee prior to beginning training in the USA Radiology Residency Program. The ACGME policy states...

"To be eligible for appointment to the program, residents must have successfully completed a clinical year consisting of training accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, or any combination of these. The clinical year may also comprise a transitional year accredited by the ACGME or RCPSC."

Note to Osteopathic Applicants

On February 26, 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) announced the intent to merge into a single accreditation system. This has resulted in the USA Radiology Residency Program being able to accept applicants who have completed their preliminary clinical year in an ACGME-accredited program. Information on this ACGME policy is included in the document titled “Diagnostic Radiology Eligibility Considerations”, posted on the ACGME Radiology webpage. Per the ACGME policy, "Eligibility for R1 class July 1, 2018 and beyondAll residents entering radiology residency programs must be compliant with the 2016 clinical year eligibility requirements as stated."


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Department of Radiology

2451 Fillingim St, Mastin 301, Mobile, AL 36617  
Phone 251.471.7866  •  Fax 251.471.7882

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