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Education

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for positions commencing July 1, 2014.

Applications to the diagnostic radiology residency program are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All positions will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

The following documents must be available in ERAS prior to the decision to grant an interview:

  • Medical school transcript
  • MPSE (Dean’s letter – available to programs on November 1)
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1; Step 2/Level 2 is not required at time of application
  • At least two letters of recommendation (ERAS accepts up to four)
  • Personal statement

Applications must be complete by November 30.

The radiology residency does not include an integrated clinical year; however, applicants are encouraged to apply separately to one of our GME programs in preliminary medicine or surgery.

Applications from Osteopathic Applicants

We will accept COMLEX scores in lieu of USMLE.

Applications from International Medical School Graduates

International medical school graduates (IMGs) must submit through ERAS, in addition to the above materials:

  • ECFMG certification
  • Evidence of holding either permanent resident status or a J-1 visa; our institution does not sponsor any other type of visa
  • Evidence of satisfactory completion or being in the process of satisfactorily completing one year of clinical training as defined by the American Board of Radiology in an ACGME-accredited residency program

Application Status

Once application has been made through ERAS, the program coordinator will correspond via email regarding the status of the application, including invitations to interview.

We do not utilize specific cut-off scores on USMLE/COMLEX but rather take all parts of the application into consideration when making decisions to interview. However, only those applicants who have successfully passed Step 1/Level 1 on the first attempt will be considered for interview.

Interviews

Invitations to interview will be issued via email.

Interviews will be scheduled from late October through January. There are no Saturday or Sunday interviews.

For applicants who are applying separately to one of the preliminary programs at WPAHS, the interview date for radiology can be coordinated for the same day to minimize travel costs.

Interview Day Schedule

We invite applicants to a get-acquainted dinner the evening before the interview day. Details will be sent when the interview date is confirmed.

Applicants are asked to arrive at either 7 a.m. or 10 a.m. at the Allegheny General Hospital Radiology Reception Desk (01 Level, Snyder Pavilion). After a brief presentation, each applicant will meet individually with the program director, two members of the faculty and one of our residents. During the day, applicants will have ample opportunity to interact with our residents over lunch and have a tour of the campus, as well as attend one of our daily conferences. The day usually concludes by 1:30 p.m. for those with the earlier start time and by 4:30 p.m.for those with the later start time.

Hotel Accommodations

If you need to stay overnight in Pittsburgh, the following hotels offer a discounted rate if you identify yourself as a residency applicant to Allegheny General Hospital. In addition, several offer free shuttle service to the hospital.

The Priory – a beautifully restored bed and breakfast within walking distance to the hospital.

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Green Tree – located 15 miles from the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and within 6 miles of Allegheny General Hospital, the Hampton Inn/Green Tree offers shuttle service to the hospital, as well as to and from the airport (please schedule at time of reservation).

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/North Shore – located near both PNC Park and Heinz Field, this facility is the closest Hyatt Place Hotel to Allegheny General Hospital and offers free shuttle service, free hot breakfast, and fitness center. Please use the residency/fellows group ID #21751 or rate plan RESF.

Eligibility for Certification

Eligibility requirements for certification are available from the American Board of Radiology.
 

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