Application Resources

Diagnostic Radiology

Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Case Western Reserve University. All residency positions are filled through The National Resident Matching Program, commonly known as The Match. Applications are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Our Department of Radiology positions are all Advanced (A) positions meaning that they begin as a PGY-2 after one year of prerequisite training. The prerequisite year may be in any preliminary position such as medicine, surgery, or a transitional year. Please visit the Department of Medicine and the Department of Surgery websites for more information about Preliminary positions that these departments offer within our institution.

All applications are reviewed in their entirety. There are no minimum score requirements. Qualifying applicants who are invited for interviews will be contacted via ERAS with details. Our interview season typically includes dates from October through January.


We require the following documents from every applicant:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae generated from completing ERAS
  • Minimum of three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE) and Medical School Transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam scores
  • For foreign graduates:

Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)

For applicants in the 2017-2018 cycle, we will offer three to four dedicated Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) positions. Applicants who have an interest in pursuing Interventional Radiology and match into our Diagnostic Radiology residency may then transfer internally into ESIR after the first year of Diagnostic Radiology training.

The ESIR pathway will incorporate all requirements for the ABR Diagnostic Radiology board certification process within the first three years of radiology residency (R1-R3). Subsequently, in the final two years of residency, ESIR will allow residents to pursue dedicated training in vascular and abdominal interventional radiology with additional rotations in the intensive care unit, vascular surgery, and cardiology.

ESIR will also allow residents to qualify for the Society of Interventional Radiology IR/DR Certification. There are no additional requirements to qualify for ESIR when applying to the Diagnostic Radiology residency program.Transfer into ESIR cannot occur prior to matching into our Diagnostic Radiology program. A preliminary PGY-1 year in a transitional, internal medicine, or surgical program is still required for the ESIR pathway.

IR/DR Residency Pathway

Our department is currently pending approval for the dedicated IR/DR Residency pathway. This designation will not be available for the September 2017 application cycle and its approval will not affect the training of residents who are already accepted into the Diagnostic Radiology program and/or ESIR. We anticipate offering the dedicated IR/DR residency pathway for the 2018-2019 application cycle.

For the details and latest information about the general state of these residency programs, please visit the Society of Interventional Radiology Information Page.