Application Process

We offer a 4-year accredited residency leading to board eligibility in Diagnostic Radiology. There are 35 residents in the program.

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and applicants are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (Radiology-Diagnostic S, NRMP #1007420A0). UAB will sponsor J-1 or H-1 visas if needed for applicants who match with us. We plan on filling nine positions in the March 2016 match. Candidates matching with these positions will begin their radiology residency training on July 1, 2017. This will allow time for the required clinical year, at UAB or elsewhere, from July 2016 through June 2017. The initial clinical year must be spent in an LCME-accredited institution and must include at least 9 months of medicine, pediatrics, surgery, surgical subspecialty, OB-Gyn, neurology, family practice or a combination of these.

We will accept applications between September 15 and midnight September 30, 2015. When your completed ERAS application arrives, it will be reviewed by members of the resident selection committee to determine how you rank with respect to other applicants. Should your application be sufficiently competitive, we will contact you to arrange a visit on one of our scheduled interview dates during the week of October 6. Interview invitations are sent out from October through November.

Your visit will afford you an opportunity to tour the department, attend a teaching conference, interview with members of the Resident Selection Committee and meet informally with several residents. If you also wish to apply for a Preliminary Medicine year, we notify the Department of Medicine of your interview date.  You will need to contact them and receive an invitation to interview and ensure it is on the same day as your radiology interviews.

We prefer three letters of recommendation from faculty members involved in your clinical years of training. At least two of your three letters should come from clinical faculty members outside of radiology. If you are currently in an internship or residency program, at least two of your recommendation letters should come from attending physicians in the department in which you are training. If you have had significant involvement in research, you may want to have an optional fourth letter sent to describe your research capabilities. Applicants are not required to do an elective medical-student rotation in our department.

We welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.
For more information, we encourage you to call, e-mail or write to us.

  Desiree E. Morgan, MD Professor, Vice Chair of Education,
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  Beth Parker, Program Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program  
  Mark C. Langston, MD Assistant Professor,
Chair, Selection Committee, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  Angel A. Gómez-Cintrón, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor,
Assistant Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  Jessica G. Zarzour, MD Assistant Professor,
Assistant Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

 Department of Radiology  -  University of Alabama Hospital
619 19th Street South  -  Birmingham, AL 35249-6830
Phone: 205.934.3166 - FAX: 205.975.4413

For additional information:

Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures Manual
To view the actual contract applicants would be expected to sign for our program see: Initial Resident Agreement