About the Program
The diagnostic radiology residency at McGovern Medical School is a categorical four-year training program (PGY2-5). We are privileged to draw on the diverse array of pathology at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in training the best future radiologists. As the largest medical center in the world, the TMC is home to one of the busiest level 1 trauma centers in the nation, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center; a world renowned cancer center, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the fourth best children’s hospital in the nation, Texas Children’s Hospital. The other major affiliated teaching hospital is the Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital serving the indigent population of Harris County, Texas.
Our combined faculty is very large with a faculty-to-resident ratio of nearly 2:1. All work done by the resident is supervised. However, as they progress through the residency, residents have graduated responsibilities commensurate with their level of study. All of our hospitals have state-of-the-art equipment. Our principle goal is resident education, secondary only to patient care.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC) is the main teaching hospital where residents spend approximately 23 months during their residency. At Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, residents perfect their diagnosis of trauma and emergency radiology. Their education is enhanced by the robust transplant and cardiac/vascular services as well as exposure to the unique pathophysiology seen by the Mischer Neuroscience and Ironman Sports Medicine Institutes.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is a world renowned oncologic hospital and research facility in the TMC. Residents spend approximately 15 months of their residency in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging. Residents enjoy the many elective and research opportunities offered at MD Anderson.
Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) is a nationally top-ranked pediatric hospital. Residents rotate through TCH during their second and third year through a multitude of subspecialties ranging from cardiac to musculoskeletal imaging. Bi-monthly combined UT Houston and Baylor radiology noon conferences are held at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital (LBJ) is operated by the Harris County Hospital District, provides medical care to all patients regardless of ability to pay. LBJ has been in operation since 1989 and it is fully staffed by the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. Residents spend approximately 10 months at LBJ during residency. At Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital, residents perfect their diagnosis of “bread and butter” radiology typically seen in a community setting. However, due to LBJ’s underserved population LBJ, residents may see atypical presentations of many diseases.
McGovern Medical School participates in the NRMP match and all applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applicants must also register with NRMP and obtain an NRMP number. We offer fourteen (14) residency positions each year and are accredited by the ACGME.
We receive approximately 600 applications per year, and we interview more than 100 applicants for the thirteen residency positions. Interviews are by invitation only.
All candidates invited to interview will receive an e-mail offering a selection of dates for interviews. A limited number of interviews are held on each date and are provided on a first-come first-serve basis.
Interviews are conducted October through late January of each year.
Interviews for the 2016 application season will be conducted on the following Fridays.
October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016
November 4, 11 and 18, 2016
December 9 and 16, 2016
January 13 and 20, 2017
January 27, 2017 Final Rank Day
What to expect on interview day
All candidates must report to the Radiology Education Office, Medical School Building (MSB 2.116) at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast. At the introduction to the program you will be provided schedules and itineraries. The interview day begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends at approximately 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
The Selection Committee is made up of members of the Residency Training Program Executive Committee and our two chief residents. You will have three interviews, including with faculty and/or one of the chief residents. In our program, the Selection Committee determines candidates’ rank for admission into the program. At our interviews, we always ask several current residents to spend most of the day with the candidates to show them the department, answer questions, and discuss the Residency Program.
The Department of Radiology has no financial associations with any of the hotels, airlines or travel agencies referenced in this site. This information is provided solely to assist you in preparing for your interview.
Two airports serve the Houston area, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, located about 25 miles north of the city, and Houston Hobby Airport, located about 10 miles south of the city. Houston Intercontinental Airport serves as the hub for Continental Airlines (1-800-523-3273) but also provides service from most major carriers. Houston Hobby Airport is served by many carriers, the principle one of which is Southwest Airlines (1-800-435-9792). Jet Blue Airlines also flys to Houston Hobby from JFK in New York City. Other travel services include: Orbitz and Travelocity.
The following hotels are frequently used by candidates who are invited for interviews. Some of these hotels may offer special rates to candidates who are interviewing at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Medical School. You must ask the hotel if they have a special applicant rate. To secure these rates you must do so at the time of reservation. Please note: several hotels offer shuttles to the Medical Center area.
Special Rate Available
2939 Westpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77005
1400 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
Special Rate Available
2929 Westpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77005
Special assistance and information
If you need additional information, please contact our Radiology Education Office at 713-500-7640, or fax 713-500-7647. You should speak with Ms. Lea Roberts, Mrs. Lori Brown, or Dr. Sandra Oldham, Program Director.