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Frequently Asked Questions

National Match
The University of Rochester Radiology residency programs are filled only through the NRMP.

Score Requirements
Successful completion of USMLE Step 1 examination is required. Applications are reviewed in their entirety with no set minimum score requirement. The national average for accepted radiology residents is 238 on the USMLE Step 1 exam.

Selection Process
All applications are reviewed with consideration given to USMLE scores, class rank, AOA status, letters of recommendation, clinical and basic science grades, research and extracurricular activities, and personal statements.

We have seen a surge in applications over the past five years. About 150 interview invitations are offered to the approximately 450 applicants.

Number of Residency Positions
7 positions are available.

Couples Match
Couples Match applicants are welcomed.

Allopathic and Osteopathic Candidates
D.O. candidates are welcome to apply, however USMLE Step 1 is required.

University policy only accepts applicants with an ECFMG sponsored J-1 visa for residency programs.

How many rotations are off site?

  • The vast majority of residency training occurs at the University of Rochester Medical Center which houses the Department of Imaging Sciences.
  • Residents spend three rotations at the Imaging Sciences Breast Care Center. Residents spend a total of four weeks over the course of four years at our PET/CT Center as part of their Nuclear Medicine training.
  • Additionally, residents spend a two weeks of each musculoskeletal rotation at our outpatient facilities which serves a busy Orthopedic clinic.
  • All of the facilities are within a 10 minute drive from URMC, and residents therefore return for mid-day teaching conferences.

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