Application Process

Applications for the Program in Diagnostic Radiology are made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) in the fall of the fourth year of medical school, approximately 20 months before the starting date of July 1.

Applications must be submitted before November 1 of the corresponding match year. No applications will be considered if submitted after November 1.

On the basis of the submitted application, approximately 100 candidates are selected for interviews. Each completed application is carefully reviewed. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by email for an interview date in December or January. For a variety of reasons, occasionally applicants may be asked to interview on short notice.

Residents are chosen based on their medical training, general achievements and personal qualities. No preference is given to any particular medical school or geographic area, nor is race, sex or national origin a consideration.

The Department of Radiology participates in the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The following components of the application should be submitted through ERAS and are essential to complete the application:

  • Universal Residency Application (PDF), including:
    • Personal statement
    • Curriculum vitae
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE board scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Completion of USMLE Step I

International medical graduates are made aware of the restrictive provisions of Public Law 94-484, the Health Professions Education Assistance Act. The following conditions must be met:

  • Standard ECFMG certificate
  • Completion of an accredited internship in the United States
  • Eligibility for ECFMG visa sponsorship if candidate does not have permanent status in the United States

If a request for an interview has not been received from us by Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November), it is very unlikely that an applicant will be interviewed.

Our program coordinator, Jacquie Williams-Johnson, can be contacted via email at if personal circumstances demand direct information.

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2021 to 2022 Interviewing Process

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residency interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2021-2022 cycle per recommendations from the ACGME and AAMC

Further details regarding the remote interview day will be announced closer to the interview dates.  We understand the uncertainty that applicants are facing with the upcoming interview cycle and are committed to providing an optimal remote interview experience that allows applicants to gain a sense of the program and culture here at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Of the applications received, approximately 100 candidates are selected for interviews, which are an important part of the evaluation process for potential applicants. Although we wish we could meet all our applicants, logistical and time constraints allow us to meet only a small number of applicants for an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted directly by email to select from one of several dates in December and January.

The interview provides an opportunity for interviewers to meet each applicant to assess the personal qualities required of a successful radiology resident. The half-day session also gives the radiology staff a chance to share excitement about the department with each applicant, by familiarizing candidates with the residents and staff, the residency structure, and research endeavors. Applicants will have an informational session with Dr. McLoud and four personal interviews. Further details regarding the remote interview day will be announced closer to the interview dates.

Consider using this virtual interview guide from the American Association of Medical Colleges as a resource as you prepare for your virtual interview.

Residency Information Webinar and Live Q&A Chat on August 2, 2021

Massachusetts General Hospital Radiology invited medical students to join the residency leadership, faculty, residents, recent graduates, and the Radiologist-in-Chief for a virtual information session on August 2nd, 2021 to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming application season, virtual interviews, as well as the MGH Radiology Residency program and resident life. Attendees had the opportunity to ask the faculty and residents questions via live chat to learn more about the residency program and culture.

Watch the recording of the webinar below: