About the Program

The Nuclear Medicine Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is designed to prepare a trainee for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine Certification Examination and subsequent practice in either an academic or private practice setting. Eligibility requirements include completion of an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program and entrance to the Nuclear Medicine Residency will be at resident level 3. The educational program for these residents will be 12 months. Applicants will apply for this training program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and subsequently participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
Clinical training is complemented through formal course work and hands-on experience in computer applications, radiopharmacology, instrumentation, radiobiology, radiation safety and a variety of radiometric measurements. The first six months of each residency program focuses on the technical execution and interpretation of routine clinical procedures. Special procedures, quantitative measurement techniques and participation in research are emphasized throughout the remainder of the training period. The learning process is stimulated and monitored through a series of resident presentations on both clinical and research subjects. With increasing experience, each resident assumes progressively greater responsibility for the direction of the Nuclear Medicine Clinic under the guidance of staff physicians. Similarly, residents are assigned progressively increasing responsibilities for selecting, presenting and discussing clinical cases at departmental and interdepartmental conferences.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for our training program, we require the following:

  • Applications are accepted only through ERAS (paper applications will not be reviewed) Application deadline: October 1
  • Applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3. Successful applicants have scores of 220 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation as well as the dean’s letter are required
  • Mandatory clinical internship in either internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or its subspecialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine or an ACGME- or equivalent accredited transitional year
  • Mandatory completion of an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program
  • A personal interview on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio

Foreign Medical Graduates

Foreign medical graduates are welcome to apply through ERAS following the requirements listed above. We currently only accept candidates with a J-1 visa.

How to Apply

Applications for residency are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only. Please refer to ERAS or the contact person at your school to learn more about applying for residency.

ERAS is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, deans' letters, transcripts and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any documents in addition to ERAS requirements. The Department of Radiology participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Please keep in mind appropriate deadlines. It is strongly encouraged to open an ERAS account as soon as possible and complete your application by the first of October.

On the interview day, applicants will have the opportunity to talk with current residents, interview with our faculty members, tour the institution and enjoy lunch with a few of the residents at a local restaurant.

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