Eligible applicants for a Nuclear Medicine residency position must complete (at a minimum) a PGY-1 clinical year in an ACGME (or AOA, RCPSC, PCPQ) accredited residency. Fellowship applicants must successfully complete an accredited residency in Diagnostic Radiology prior to entering the fellowship. The resident must pass USMLE (or COMLEX) steps I and II prior to beginning the residency. The resident must demonstrate a valid ECFMG certification (if applicable). Foreign citizens must be able to obtain a valid VISA, which UAB does sponsor, by the beginning of the residency contract.

The UAB Nuclear Medicine residency participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The residency will also accept applications outside of ERAS on a limited, case by case basis. If a resident is to be considered for an interview (see below), the applicant will submit an UAB Residency Application to our Program Coordinator. The application also lists the minimum additional documents needed to complete the application (e.g., letters of recommendation, ECFMG certificates, etc.). Keep in mind that we typically interview in the fall for positions open in the following summer. We will occasionally interview a year in advance on a limited basis.

III. Interview and Resident Selection
Once all application materials are received, the Resident Selection Committee will review the documents and determine which applicants will be granted an interview. This is based on a combination of the following: transcript reports (grades, test scores), written communication skills (for example, the applicant's personal statement), post-graduate experiences, research experience, clinical experience, imaging experience, certification by a subspecialty board, advanced degrees, recommendation letters, and Dean's letters. Only a limited number of applicants will be interviewed (approximately 4 to 6 per available position). Interviews will be scheduled directly with the applicant, and every attempt will be made to find a time convenient for the applicant. UAB is not able to reimburse applicants for their travel expenses. Once granted, the interview will consist of sequential meetings with numerous faculty members and a tour of the department. Time is also set aside for lunch with available current Nuclear Medicine residents, so the applicant will have an opportunity to get a resident's perspective of the program and ask questions they may be too intimidated to ask a faculty interviewer. The interview day typically lasts from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Following the interview, the Resident Selection Committee makes a recommendation to the nuclear medicine faculty. The faculty will then come to a consensus as to who will be chosen.

The residency accepts residents outside of the national match. Once an offer is made and accepted, the resident will receive a letter of intent. Contracts from the University will be sent as soon as they are available, usually in late spring, but is required to be at the UAB General Medical Education (GME) Office by July 1 or the first day of work. Residency positions are set for an academic year running July 1- June 30 of the following calendar year. We will accept off-cycle residents on a case-by-case basis, and as position availability and funding will allow.