Radiology Resident

1. Do I need to apply for a transitional year?

  • Yes

2. Do you have a minimum USMLE score requirement?

  • No. Applicants are required to have taken both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. Scores and academic performance are considered when offering interviews and ranking applicants.

3. Do you accept international graduates into your program?

  • All applications submitted are considered.

4. Do you consider applications from DOs?

  • We have many DO’s within our program and accept COMLEX scores for submission.
  • Applicants are required to have taken both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. It is important to note that all osteopathic applicants must complete an ACGME-accredited internship prior to entering an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology program.

5. How many residency positions are available?

  • Five residency positions are available for each class

6. What is the night float and call system?

  • Night float consists of two-week rotations in which a junior and senior resident cover night duties on Sunday through Thursday nights.
  • Evening call is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is covered by junior residents.
  • Weekend call consists of Friday and Saturday nights, and Saturday and Sunday days, and is scheduled on a rotating basis.
  • A separate holiday call schedule allows residents to divide up holiday call based on prioritized requests.

7. What is the volume of radiological studies performed at the University of Missouri Health Care?

  • Approximately 320,000 radiological studies are performed each year.

8. What facilities participate in resident training?

  • The primary clinical institution is University of Missouri Health Care, however residents also rotate through Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital, Women's Hospital, and the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.

9. Are funds available for educational needs?

  • Each resident is allotted a $1000 educational fund for each of the four years of their participation in the program to be used for books, journals, and meeting expenses.
  • In addition, the department provides the Brant and Helms radiology text to each PGY2 resident.