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.


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, which was to result in the USA Radiology Residency Program being able to only accept applicants who had completed their clinical year in an ACGME-accredited program beginning with the July 2016 class. However, a document titled “Diagnostic Radiology Eligibility Considerations” has been posted to the ACGME Diagnostic Radiology webpage and provides exemptions to this requirement.

Effective for the 2016 NRMP Match, the ACGME Radiology Review Committee is allowing exemptions to this rule, and the USA Radiology Residency Program will accept applicants who complete their prerequisite clinical year in osteopathic training programs.

For the NRMP Match of 2016, which affects applicants interviewing with us in November and December of 2015, eligibility exemptions are allowed for residents entering an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program after completing the clinical year in an AOA-accredited training program through July 1, 2017. When possible, the USA Radiology Residency Program prefers that students graduating from medical school in 2016 strive to match into an ACGME-accredited program to complete their prerequisite training. Those who have previously graduated and are currently in an osteopathic clinical year training program or those who have completed their clinic year training in an osteopathic program do NOT need to repeat their clinical year. We are able to accept applicants who have completed their clinical training in an osteopathic program.

Effective for the 2017 NRMP Match and subsequent years, the USA Radiology Residency Program intends to comply with the ACGME requirement and only accept applicants who have completed their clinical year in an ACGME-accredited program. 

Currently, there are no exemptions allowed for the NRMP Match of 2017 or after, which will affect residents beginning radiology training on July 1, 2018 and beyond. The USA Radiology Residency Program intends to comply with this requirement and only accept applicants who have completed their clinical year in an ACGME-accredited program.

If the ACGME updates the requirements, we will update our eligibility requirements to be compliant.


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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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