Frequently Asked Questions
Both residency programs participate in the NRMP Match, and all applicants should upload a completed Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application for our Residency Review Committee to evaluate.
Applicants seeking dual appointment to UNC’s Diagnostic Radiology and Integrated IR programs in the same appointment year should contact GME coordinator Krista Sills to ensure complete application requirements are met for both programs. Matched applicants are appointed as both an R1 (Diagnostic Radiology) and an IR-1 (Integrated IR) housestaff resident in their first year of training.
2) What clinical experience is required to be appointed as a resident of these programs in your Department?
PGY2 (R1) Diagnostic Radiology residents must have completed their PGY1 clinical/internship year by the time they are appointed as Department trainees. Individuals applying to our Integrated IR program must meet this requirement and match to our Diagnostic Radiology program to dually train in both residencies. Applicants who match to Diagnostic Radiology are entering an advanced NRMP residency program.
3) What research experience is required to be appointed as a resident in your Department?
Prior research experience is not required to be appointed as a resident of either program in our Department. Published research, or research experience, is one of multiple factors considered in review of residency applications.
4) Do you have any minimum requirements for board scores?
Board scores are among a number of factors considered in selecting applicants for interviews. There are no minimum score requirements. Our residency programs accept both USMLE and COMLEX scores – Steps 1 and 2, or just Step 1 — for review.
5) Can I submit more than three recommendation letters?
A minimum of three (3) letters of reference (LOR)s is needed to complete an ERAS application to our programs. A maximum of four LORs may be assigned per residency program.
6) What is the cutoff graduation date to enter as a PGY2 (R1) in your program?
There is no cutoff medical school graduation date to apply or be appointed as a resident in either residency program. PGY2 (R1) residents must have completed their PGY1 clinical year by the time of their PGY2 start date in our Department.
7) Do you accept applications from osteopathic (DO) medical students?
Our Department has invited both MD and DO students for interviews and has trained DOs in both our residency and fellowship programs.
8) Do you accept applications from International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?
Our residency programs give consideration to medical student applications from both U.S.-based and foreign medical schools. Reputation of medical school is among a number of factors considered in selecting applicants to invite for interviews.
9) What type of visas does your program sponsor?
UNC Hospitals sponsors only J1 visas (no exceptions) for all residency and subspecialty programs, including Diagnostic Radiology and Integrated IR.