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KU Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Application Process

Welcome to KU Radiology!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will conduct all interviews virtually for the 2020-2021 application season. We are excited to meet many of you in the upcoming interview season.  Lots of questions are coming our way for this new world of virtual interviews.  Please reach out to us with any inquiries and check out the details below.

KU Diagnostic Radiology program selects six residents each year through the National Resident Matching Program.

We will begin accepting applications for Radiology Residency candidates through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERASTM) when the system opens for institutions on October 15. Please do not send additional application documents, unless requested by the Program. We download documentation from ERAS multiple times daily.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, age, or ancestry.

A complete application includes:

  • personal statement
  • photograph
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE or Dean's letter)
  • copy of all USMLE scores available (Step 2 scores should be received before institution rank list submittal deadline-February)
  • medical school transcript
  • at least three letters of recommendation (at least one should come from outside of Radiology)

The deadline for application is January 1. However, we encourage you to submit your application sooner for earlier consideration.

Residency Selection Committee members review all completed applications to select those applicants for interview. All applicants will be invited by email through the ERAS system. It is our policy that all applicants will receive a determination email (invited for interview or not) from our program by December 5.

Interviews will be conducted on Wednesdays in October, November, December and January.

KU Med Diagnostic Radiology Program (4 year residency) - NRMP Track# 1208420A0


Typical Virtual Interview Experience

The interview day will begin at 8:30 AM CST.  Virtual presentations from the Program Director will kick off the day.  Following the presentations, each candidate will interview with several faculty members and a Chief Resident.  A virtual tour of the facilities will be included for the interview day as well.  Interview day will be wrap up by 1:00 PM CST.

Day of interview:

8:30 a.m.
IM prelim year virtual presentation

8:40 a.m.
Program Director – Program Overview Presentation

10:00 a.m.
Fifteen - minute ZOOM interviews with members of the Resident Selection Committee (including 1 with the Program Director)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break out session with Coordinators + Chief Residents for wrap up and questions.

Multiple Dates – TBD

7:00 p.m
Virtual Happy Hour
Hear from our residents in a Zoom Happy Hour about their perspective on the program.  Invites to join will be issued at the time you are invited to virtual interview day in ERAS.  Multiple opportunities will be provided to have some time to learn directly from our own residents.

Virtual Interview Tips:

  • General:
    • Register for a ZOOM account.
    • Use a computer or tablet with good webcam and microphone rather than a mobile device.
    • Ensure a consistent internet connection. Check your internet speed at speedtest.net. A wired ethernet connection may improve your speed. Consider interviewing in a private room at your school or library if having Wi-Fi connection issues at home.
    • Practice responding with the device you’ll be using during the interview. Feel free to set up a practice connection with our residency coordinators above.
  • Location:
    • Find a quiet private location to compete the interview without distractions or significant ambient noise.
    • Consider lighting and try to have the light source in front of you so the interviewer can see you.
    • Make sure background is not distracting.
  • Conduct a technology check before the interview:
    • Check webcam and microphone.
    • Shut down all other programs to minimize distractions and alerts.
    • Make sure device is fully charged or plugged in.
    • Make sure webcam is at eye level.
  • Have a backup plan – make sure we have your phone number in advance in case connection fails.

AAMC Virtual Interview Tips for Applicants

Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine at KU

The University of Kansas Internal Medicine Residency Program offers an excellent preliminary training year, designed as 13 four-week rotations per year in the 3+1 format. Three weeks are on the assigned service, while the remaining "+1" week per rotation allows for up to 8 weeks in the radiology department for PGY1 residents who have matched at KU for their radiology residency. When preliminary KU radiology residents are on elective in the Department, they are permitted to function as PGY-2 radiology residents and experience dictating and staffing out with faculty.

You have the opportunity to rank and match your Internal Medicine preliminary year at KU. Learn more about the KU Internal Medicine Residency Program in this introductory video.

Your interview with Diagnostic Radiology serves as your interview for the preliminary program, and you do not need to apply to them through ERAS (but you may if you choose). If you match to Internal Medicine, we will provide them with your full ERAS application. The specific track number for the KU Internal Medicine preliminary year for our applicants is 1208140P3. Since the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and Internal Medicine preliminary program are not integrated, you must rank both programs in NRMP.  
KU Internal Medicine Prelim Program (additional match) - NRMP Track#1208140P3.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions about our program, please contact the Residency Program Coordinators, David Acosta, dacosta4@kumc.edu, or Sarah Hartman, smhartman@kumc.edu.

Last modified: Oct 27, 2020
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