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Faculty Member Contacts

John Tobben
Assistant Professor, Musculoskeletal Imaging
john_tobben@med.unc.edu@med.unc.edu

Peter Bream
Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology
peter_bream@med.unc.edu

Sheila Lee
Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Breast Imaging
sheila_lee@med.unc.edu

David Mauro
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Residency Programs, Assistant Professor, Vascular Interventional Radiology
david_mauro@med.unc.edu

Katrina McGinty
Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging
katrina_mcginty@med.unc.edu

Kristen Olinger
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging
kristen_olinger@med.unc.edu

Benjamin Huang
Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology
bhuang@med.unc.edu

Clayton Commander
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology
clayton_commander@med.unc.edu

FAQs / Additional Info

How do students get assigned a career goal advisor?
Start by emailing with Dr. John Tobben.  He will gauge your interest and fit and assign you a career goal advisor.  Dr. Tobben is the lead career goal advisor for both Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology applicants.

What should my Individualization Phase schedule look like?
RADY 401 should be scheduled as early in the year as possible (March-June), both to confirm your interest and to help with letters of recommendation.  At least one subspecialty radiology elective should be scheduled early as well.  If you are interested in a specific program, and especially if interested in Interventional Radiology, strongly consider an away rotation.

Should I do an away rotation?  What in?
Interventional Radiology – Yes. Diagnostic Radiology – Optional, only if strong interest in a particular place.

Do I need a rotation at UNC if I spent my time in Charlotte/Asheville/Wilmington?
Yes

When do I need to meet with my career goal advisor?  How do I prepare?
We are happy to meet at any stage of training.  Please have CV, grades, Step 1 and 2 (if applicable) available if requested.  The earlier the better, even if you are not sure what your specialty of choice will be.

How many letters of recommendation do I need?  From whom should I get them?
Three. Two from radiologists and one from a clinician who knows you well.A fourth can be useful in select circumstances.

When do I ask for my letters?  What do they need?
As soon as you feel like you have finished contact with the letter writer, so you are fresh in their mind.  CV, skeleton personal statement, deadline.

How do I determine the best programs I should apply to?
This is quite variable and individualized based on the student.  Speaking with the career goal advisors and current radiology residents may be helpful.

I just got this great piece of news…do I need to notify programs
YES

My LORs aren’t in and ERAS just opened!
Send a friendly reminder to your letter writers.

I am waitlisted for an interview at X and I’d really like to see that program.  What do I do?
Email them!  Give a clear reason of why you are interested in their program.

I didn’t get an interview at X program.  Should I send them a “letter of intent”?
Yes! Give clear reasons of why that program and city interest you.  Do not be generic.

Should I send thank you letters to programs?
To the Program Director only.

Should I send a letter to the program I am planning to rank #1?
YES! And have clear verbiage.

How do I respond if a program reaches out to me after my interview?
Be very excited, do not promise something that isn’t true.