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Five-Year Clinician-Scientist Radiology Residency

Dion Brown
Residency Program Administrator
(619) 543-3534
200 W Arbor Dr, 8756
San Diego, CA 92103

Beverly Sastri
Research Administrative Assistant

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must be in their fourth year of medical school or a graduate of an American or Canadian medical school. In addition, the applicant must either be eligible for licensure or hold a valid medical license in the State of California. International Medical Graduates will be considered on an individual basis. UCSD accepts ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visas. Please note that H-1B visas are not available to trainees at our institution.

This residency program requires an ACGME-approved non-radiology clinical internship prior to beginning radiology training. The application process for an internship is entirely separate from this radiology residency application process. Your internship does not need to be at UC San Diego Medical Center. Most of our residents complete a Preliminary Medicine, Preliminary Surgery, or Transitional Year Internship.


Our Selection Committee will review all applications, including the Medical Student Performance Evaluation Letters (MSPE or Dean's Letter) in early November. If selected, you will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. Please do not anticipate any correspondence from our Selection Committee concerning interviews until the end of November. We receive over 650 applications each year and interview approximately 80 applicants annually.  All interviews are scheduled during the months of December and January.

We seek candidates with a strong educational background and well-rounded academic and personal experiences. Our primary goal is to train fundable academic radiologists with a research emphasis. At the same time, we offer broad and varied clinical training, as we believe superior clinical skills are necessary for success as a clinician-scientist.

Please contact us via Beverly Sastri with questions about our residency program and your application!