Department of Radiology

Future Residency Applicants

 

UTHSA offers ACGME-accredited Residency training in the following specialties:

Diagnostic Radiology (4 years) (ACGME ID: 4204821197)
Interventional Radiology – Integrated (5 years) (ACGME ID: 4164800005)

 

Both the DR and IR Integrated residency programs are Advanced-tracked programs.  To be eligible for either program, applicants must have completed, or be in the process of completing, an ACGME or RSCPC-accredited internship year.  Numerous specialties are acceptable but the most common specialties are Internal Medicine and Transitional Year (Surgery is strongly recommended for IR  Integrated).

 

We also offer a combined Diagnostic Radiology Residency/PhD in Human Imaging, known as the “Holman Pathway”.  This track is 6 years in length, rather than 4, and starts at the PGY-1 level.  No previous ACGME training is required for the Holman Pathway as this is a Categorical program.

Demographics of Matched Applicants for Diagnostic Radiology (as of July 1, 2019):

 

Gender:


Female

17%

Male

83%

 

Medical Training:


MD

79%

DO

21%

 

US vs. International Medical Graduates (IMGs):


US

79%

IMGs

21%

 

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score:


2019 Cohort

234.9

2018 Cohort

235.0

2017 Cohort

239.0

2016 Cohort

246.0

 

Mean USMLE Step 2 Score:


2019 Cohort

250.7

2018 Cohort

251.0

2017 Cohort

243.0

2016 Cohort

249.0


Mean COMLEX Level 1 Score:


2019 Cohort

569.0

2018 Cohort

569.0

2017 Cohort

613.0

2016 Cohort

N/A

 

Mean COMLEX Level 2 Score:


2019 Cohort

634.0

2018 Cohort

634.0

2017 Cohort

636.0

2016 Cohort

N/A

 

Mean Number of Publications:


2018 Cohort

3.0

2017 Cohort

3.3

2016 Cohort

0.9

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I apply to both DR and IR Integrated?

 

Yes, applicants may apply to as many programs as they wish in ERAS.  However, please be aware that being invited to interview for one program (i.e., Diagnostic Radiology) does not guarantee an interview spot for the other residency program.

 

2. Can I interview for both programs on the same day?

 

Yes, but only if you are offered an interview for both DR and IR Integrated.  The Program Coordinators for both programs work together to ensure that applicants can interview for both programs on the same day.

 

3. When are interviews offered?

 

While the exact dates vary each year, interviews are always held on Wednesdays from October through mid-January.  We typically offer 10-12 interviews days and interview 10 candidates per day – 8 DR candidates and 2 IR Integrated candidates.

 

4. What is the general structure of a typical interview day?

 

Each interview day includes a pre-interview dinner with the Chief Residents and other current residents at a local San Antonio restaurant.  The pre-interview dinner is optional and does not impact applicants’ ranking.  On the day of the interview, the Program Director will give a presentation with an overview of the residency program.  Applicants will then be divided into 2 groups – one group will do a tour and the other group will interview with individual faculty members, including the Program Director.

The interview slots are 20 minutes each; all interviews will be completed by 12:00pm, after which lunch will be provided.

 

5. Does your program provide reimbursement or other benefits for candidates?

No, the Dept. of Radiology does not cover any expenses for applicants.  Breakfast and lunch are provided on the day of the interview, with an optional pre-interview dinner the night before.  Applicants are responsible for all travel arrangements and expenses.

 

6. Can I rank the IR Integrated and/or DR Program even if I didn’t interview for that program?

Yes, applicants can rank as many programs as they wish.  However, if an applicant didn’t interview for a program and wishes to express interest in being ranked for that program, the applicant should email the Program Director and Program Coordinator to express their interest.

 

7. How many spots are available each year?

For the 4-year Diagnostic Radiology residency we normally fill 7 slots per year; for IR Integrated 2 slots per year, and for the Holman Pathway 1 slot per year.

 

8. Do you accept applications from International Medical Graduates?  What are the requirements?

We welcome and encourage IMGs to apply; all IMGs must hold ECFMG certification in order to be considered for an interview. 

 

9.  Do you accept H1-B visas?

Unfortunately no; our institutional rules do not allow for residents to train on H1-B visas; IMGs must be eligible for a J-1 ECFMG visa in order to be eligible to complete training in our department.  H1-B visas are only considered for clinical fellows.