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 personal interviews. Each completed application is carefully reviewed. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by e-mail for an interview date in December or January. For a variety of reasons, occasionally applicants may be asked to arrange travel plans 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 Steps I and II

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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Interviewing Process


  • Interviews are scheduled as either a morning or an afternoon session, which includes an introduction from Theresa McLoud, MD, a tour of the department and three interviews.
  • All candidates are invited to join dinner on the night before the interview to meet a small group of current residents at a restaurant in Boston or Cambridge.
  • Interviewees should meet in Founders House, 2nd Floor.

Of the applications received, approximately 100 candidates are selected for personal 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, physical facilities and research endeavors. Applicants will have an informational session with Dr. McLoud, a tour of the department and four personal interviews. Applicants are also invited to attend our midday didactic conference and meet with current residents.

Places to Stay

  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
    Located across from Mass General. Please state that you are interviewing at Mass General to receive a discount.
  • Liberty Hotel
    Located one block from Mass General. Please state that you are interviewing at Mass General to receive a discount.
  • Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill
    Special Residency Interview Rates - Free Transportation to/from Mass General and the hotel

Getting Here

By plane:

  • Boston Logan Airport, a major international gateway, is served by many national carriers with direct flights from around the country. Mass General is easily accessible from the airport by taxi, ride sharing services or public transportation (the MBTA).
  • Providence TF Green Airport (Rhode Island) and Manchester Airport (New Hampshire) are alternatives to Boston Logan. Several discount carriers offer flights at a discount to these airports. Be sure to plan transportation into Boston if you select one of these airports.

By car:

  • Driving directions to Mass General
  • Interviewees can park in the Fruit Street or Parkman Street garages located outside the main entrance. Be sure to ask the department for a parking validation for discounted parking.

By public transportation:

  • Boston's subway system (the MBTA) offers direct access to Mass General via the Red Line. The hospital campus is located at the Charles/MGH stop.
  • If you travel by bus or train, Boston's South Station is also located on the MBTA Red Line, just a few stops away from Charles/MGH.