The Interventional Radiology Residency Program is dedicated to training physicians in minimally invasive, image-guided techniques to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system, while providing high-quality clinical patient care.

Application Process

Applications to the Program in Diagnostic Radiology are made through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) in the fall of the fourth year of medical school, approximately 20 months before the starting date on July 1.

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

The following components of the application should be submitted through ERAS and are essential in order to complete the application:

  • Universal Residency Application, including:
    • Personal statement
    • Curriculum vitae
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE board scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Completion of USMLE Steps I and II

On the basis of the submitted application, approximately 20 to 30 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 (November, December, or January). For a variety of reasons, occasionally applicants may be asked to arrange travel plans on short notice. Residents are chosen on the basis of 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.

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

Our program coordinator, Ledja Lera, can be contacted at 617-643-7693 in the event that personal circumstances demand direct information.

For more information about the residency, contact the program director, T. Gregory Walker, MD, at tgwalker@mgh.harvard.edu.

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Interviewing Process
  • The interview day includes an introduction from Dr. Walker, a tour of the department, and several one-on-one interviews with both diagnostic and interventional radiology faculty and trainees. Please expect to stay at MGH for the entire day (8am to 5pm).
  • Applicants applying for both DR and IR may also be selected for a separate interview with the DR program the next day. In this instance, please expect to be at MGH for two consecutive days.
  • All candidates are invited to join us for dinner on the night after the interview to meet a small group of current residents and fellows at a restaurant in Boston or Cambridge. Details about this dinner will be provided to interviewees as the interview day approaches.
Places to Stay
  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
  • 617-742-7630
  • Located across from Mass General. Please say you are interviewing at Mass General to receive a discount.
  • Liberty Hotel
  • 617-224-4000
  • Located one block from Mass General. Please say 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 to Boston

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 or the subway (the MBTA).
  • Providence TF Green Airport (RI) and Manchester Airport (NH) 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.

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