Application Procedure

Thank you for interest in applying to the Emory University Interventional Radiology Residency Program. Our applicants come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We seek candidates who have diversity in both their academic and personal experiences. For this application year, we will enter 4 (R1) Interventional Radiology Resident positions in the Medical Student Match in March.

Applications for the Interventional Radiology Residency Program (PGY-2 through PGY-5) must be made through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We fill our Interventional Radiology Residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Application Requirements

1. ERAS application including your personal statement
2. Three letters of recommendation
3. Medical school transcript
4. Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE), sometimes called the "Dean's Letter"
5. USMLE Step I score

Applications are accepted after September 15 of each application year. All application materials must be received by November 15; materials received after that date may not be considered. Our receipt of the medical school transcript and all other application materials, with the exception of the Dean's letter, by October 1 may facilitate early screening of your application for interview.

A personal interview is required and is granted at the discretion of the Program Director and/or Residency Selection Committee. Applications are reviewed in total, taking into consideration aspects of the applicant's experiences, including USMLE score(s); letters of recommendation; evaluations/grades during preclinical and clinical years; membership in AOA; and research. Participation in projects or research related to Interventional Radiology and in the Society of Interventional Radiology shows commitment to the field. If an interview is offered, the applicant will be contacted by the Residency Program Director's office.

If you are interested in the Diagnostic Radiology program you will have to apply separately. If you are offered an interview for both programs they will take place on the same day.

Timeline for Application

Applications Accepted September 15
Application Deadline November 15
Interview Dates October through January
Rank Order List Deadline Usually in February (see NRMP website)
Match Day Usually in March (see NRMP website)

PGY-1 Transitional Year:

The Integrated Residency requires a preliminary clinical internship (PGY one year). The Radiology Department offers a clinical PGY-1 transitional program. The Preliminary Radiology Transitional Year Program begins the July immediately preceding your Interventional Radiology Residency start date. Only those applicants who match into our PGY-2 Interventional Radiology positions can match into this clinical PGY-1 program. Should any additional questions arise, please feel free to contact the Program Director's office via phone (404-778-2626), fax (404-712-7908) or e-mail our Residency Program Coordinator, Ranitta McDowell (


Thank you for your interest in our program. In addition to the above requirements, certification or anticipated certification from the ECFMG is required.