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Four-Year Diagnostic Radiology Residency


Brady Huang, MD
Diagnostic Radiology Residency Selection Committee Chair and Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology


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

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 5, 2021

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.  We receive over 800 applications each year and interview approximately 80 applicants annually.  All interviews are scheduled during the month of December. Please do not wait until the deadline to submit your application! We will review applications and extend invitations on a rolling basis.

Please contact us with questions about our residency and your application!

DR Residency Tracks

Diagnostic Radiology: Four-year clinical diagnostic radiology training program available through NRMP match for all applicants who are eligible for licensure in the state of California. 

Diagnostic Radiology - IMG:  Four-year clinical diagnostic radiology training program available through NRMP match only for nationals of Saudi Arabia through partnership between UCSD and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Diagnostic Radiology - T32 Research: Five-year Clinician-Scientist Radiology Residency (NIH T32 grant) available through NRMP match for all applicants who are eligible for licensure in the state of California and have had at least one year of substantive research experience. The first year of this program is designated for research. 

Admission to the above tracks is through the NRMP match, with separate match codes for each.

In addition, one resident per class may select during the R2 year to pursue the Diagnostic Radiology- Nuclear Medicine Pathway (not available through NRMP match).

Note To Prospective Applicants About USCD's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:
UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval).  In addition, UCSD's major affiliates have similar expectations.  Those health care workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care.