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Maimonides Radiology Residency Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Q: When does your program begin accepting applications for your residency program?

A: Applicants can submit their ERAS applications from September 15th thru October 30th.  The application deadline is October 30th. 


Q: When are interviews held?

A: Interviews are usually held from Mid-November thru December.  Additional dates in January may be added depending on the availability of conference rooms. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 


Q: When are applications reviewed?

A: Applications are reviewed from September 15th thru October 30th. Applications received after October 30th will not be considered. 


Q: Who reviews the applications and selects the candidates for interviews?

A: The program director, associated program director and Department Chair review the applications and select candidates to be interviewed.  Applicants are notified on a rolling basis.


Q: What is the selection criterion?

A: Our criteria for selecting applicants for interviews is based on a review of the complete ERAS application including personal statement and experiences, letters of recommendation, MSPE, and USMLE and/or COMPLEX scores.


Q: Which documents are required in order to apply?

A: A copy of the documents listed below is required with your ERAS application. An applicant’s file will not be considered if the file is incomplete and the required documents have not been received by the application deadline. Applications received after October 30th will not be considered.
- Photo
- Curriculum Vitae
- USMLE Scores (COMLEX scores accepted in lieu of the USMLE scores)
- MD School Transcript
- Minimum of 2 current letters of recommendations. Program Director's Verification / Summative Evaluation Letter (required of applicants with U.S. residency training experience)


Q: Are there specific score requirements for the USMLE or COMLEX?

A: No

Q:  Are both USMLE Steps 1 & 2 required for a candidate’s file to be considered?

A:  Both are desirable but a candidate’s file will be considered if at least Step 1 has been received by the application deadline.


Q: Is the USMLE Step 3 a requirement to apply to your residency program?

A: No


Q: What is a Program Director’s verification / summative evaluation letter? Why is it required?

A: Before we can consider applicants with a year or more of U.S. clinical experience the ACGME requires that we receive written verification from the Program Director for a resident who is transferring from another residency program.  A Program Director’s verification includes dates of training, rotations completed, procedural/operative experience, and a summative competency-based performance evaluation.


Q: Are Foreign Medical Graduates accepted in your residency?

A: Yes


Q: What are the requirements for International Medical Graduates applying to your residency program?

A. International Medical Graduates must meet the same requirements as graduates from United States Medical Schools.


Q: What types of Visas are sponsored?

A: Applicants with H1B visas will be considered.


Q: Is there a medical school graduation cut off year?

A. No


Q: Do you require any research experience? 

A: No


Q: Is a PGY 1 (Clinical Base Year) offered through your program?

A: No.  Interested applicants must independently apply for an ACGME accredited PGY 1 residency position within the United States. However, as a pre-requisite for joining the program, applicants accepted into our residency program are required to successfully complete an ACGME Accredited PGY-1 position prior to starting the program.


Q: What is considered an acceptable Clinical Base Year?

A. To be eligible for the radiology residency program, residents must have successfully complete a clinical year consisting of training accredited by ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics surgery or surgical specialties, or any combination of these.  The clinical year may also comprise a transitional year accredited by the ACGME or RCPSC.


Q: Will your program be participating in the National Residency Matching Program?

A. Yes, as an Advanced Program. 


Q: How many positions will be available through the NRMP Match?

A: For the upcoming NRMP Match the number of positions that will be available is four (4).  All the positions will be filled through the Match.


Q:  Are elective rotation opportunities available in your program for residents from an external institution?

A:  No.


Q:  Are Observerships and/or Externships opportunities available in your program?

A:  No.


Q: Do you offer Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology?

A: Our application is currently under review by the RRC for Radiology and the ESIR Committee and we hope to offer 1 ESIR position per class beginning with our current 2nd year residents.