Radiology

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  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  239 Step 1 Mean  240 223
    Step 2 Mean  250 Step 2 Mean  249 235
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2017-2019)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2017-2019)
     Criteria Rad-Onc  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors <3 2. 3 5
    Mean # of programs on rank order list <3 14 16 17.7
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty <3 9.0 11.0 13.0
    Mean # of research experiences <3 4.4 5.3 6.9
    Mean # of volunteer experiences <3 5.0 6.0 8.2
    Mean Step 1 Score 252 239.4 244.6 251.2
    Mean Step 2 Score 264 244.0 251 256.7
    Criteria Radiology Diagnostic UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors 9.0 9.0 15.0 20
    Mean # of programs on rank order list 14.8 15 16.5 17.9
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty 10.8 9.9 11.5 13.0
    Mean # of research experiences 2.1 3.1 3.7 4.3
    Mean # of volunteer experiences 6.8 5.2 5.8 6.8
    Mean Step 1 Score 244.3 236.3 240.0 243.3
    Mean Step 2 Score 256.0 244.4 248.0 251.0

    Charting Outcomes of the Match DR | (3rd Party Document Download)

    Charting Outcomes of the Match IR| (3rd Party Document Download)

  • Outcomes of the 2020 Match
    Outcomes of the 2020Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 

    Diagnostic

    PGY-1
    Categorical

    33 123 4 568 899 40.7% 94.3

    Diagnostic

    PGY-2
    Advanced

    179 990 18 870 1480 66.7% 97.7%

    Interventional 

    PGY-1 Categorial

    22 38 1 152 206 65.8% 97.4%

    Radiation Oncology

    PGY-1

    6 14 1 96 119 57.1% 78.6%

    Radiation Oncology

    PGY-2
    Advanced

    82 175 23 128 184 65.1% 81.7%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

     Step 2 scores can help an applicant if they represent a significant improved from Step 1

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes. Yes. Plan to do at least one away rotation at a program that you are interested in applying to and have a good chance of matching. Be prepared to perform well.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Boulder City
    • Geisinger, PA
    • Kaiser Permanente Southern California - Los Angeles
    • Oregon Health & Science School of Medicine
    • San Antonio
    • St. Alphonsus Hospital - Boise ID
    • University of California, Davis, Sacramento
    • University of California, San Diego SOM
    • University of California, San Francisco
    • University of Utah SOM
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    • USF-Morsani
  • Application Strategies

    Research

    • Research is a priority at competitive and academic programs.
    • Doesn’t have to be radiology research – case reports, educational
    • According to the NRMP successful applicants had an average of 3.2 research experiences and 4.8 abstracts/presentations.
    • Be prepared to talk about your research during an interview.                                                            

    Personal Statement

    • Experiences that have informed your decision
    • Dedication to lifelong learning and commitment to the specialty
    • What you plan to do with your training?

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Three (3) letters are required but you can plan on 4 to be safe.
    • Two from core clerkships
    • One from within the specialty, preferably from an academic rotation.
    • A 4th letter from significant research experience may be helpful for more competitive programs.                                              

    Application Timing

    Programs begin reviewing applicants October

    Programs begin offering Interviews in October

    Interviews

    December and January are the busiest months

  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2020

    • U Florida COM-Shands Hosp- DR
    • UC Davis Med Ctr-CA- DR
    • U North Carolina Hospitals- Rad-Onc

    2019

    • Oregon Health
    • UC Davis Med Ctr-CA

    2018

    • Harbor UCLA Medical Center
    • UNR Med - Reno (Prelim)
    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    • Sunrise Health GME Consortium-NV
    • (Trans. Mtn View)
    • U Utah Affil Hospitals

    2017

    • UNR Med Reno (Prelim)
      Santa Clara Valley Medical Center      

    2016

    • Providence Sacred Hearth Med Ctr
      University of Wisconsin
    • Loma Linda University
    • Providence Sacred Hearth Med Ctr

    2015

    • University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals
    • University of Southern Florida-Tampa

    2014

    • OHSU
    • University of New Mexico SOM

    2013

    • University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals
    • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Center
    • University of Nebraska Affil Hospitals
    • University of Washington Affil Hospitals

    2012

    • Providence Sacred Hearth Ctr-Spokane
    • Florida Hospital - Orlando
    • Baylor College of Medicine-Houston
    • Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles

    2011

    • OHSU
    • University of Arizona Affl Hospitals

    2010

    • University of Southern California
    • UC Irvine SOM
    • University of New Mexico