Requirements

RESIDENCY: 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. The resident must pass USMLE (or COMLEX) steps I and II prior to beginning the residency, and demonstrate a valid ECFMG certification (if applicable). At this time, the Department of Radiology is unable to sponsor candidates requiring a Visa.

FELLOWSHIP: Fellowship applicants must successfully complete an accredited residency in Diagnostic Radiology prior to entering the fellowship.

Applications

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 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.

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. Interviews will consist of sequential meetings with numerous faculty members. Time may be set aside for a “lunch” with current Nuclear Medicine trainees in order for applicants to see a resident's perspective of the program and ask informal questions 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 UAB’s office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) will be sent as soon as they are available, usually in late spring. Contracts are sent electronically and are required in order for residents to begin their residency or fellowship position. Residency positions are set by the academic year, (July 1- June 30), of the following calendar year. We do accept off-cycle residents on a case-by-case basis, as position availability and funding allows.

For further information, please contact:

Natasha Millette, Education Administrator
Nuclear Medicine Training Programs
619 19 Street South | JT N331 | Birmingham, AL 35294-6830
205-934-7120 phone | 205-975-4413 fax | nmillette@uabmc.edu