Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University


The Radiology residency program is recognized as one of the top programs in the country. The goal of our residency program is to produce high quality radiologists, well trained in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology.

Many of our residents pursue academic careers, but our emphasis on competence in all aspects of radiology also prepares our residents well for private practice. All of the clinical rotations are located on the Jefferson campus with the exception of pediatric radiology and one rotation at our affiliated, community-based hospital. The pediatric rotation provides outstanding experience at the affiliated institution, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. The rotation at our community hospital affiliate, Methodist Hospital, is one mile south of the Jefferson campus, staffed entirely by Jefferson radiologists, and gives residents an opportunity to experience working in the setting of a small, hospital-based practice.

Educational activities are based on the subspecialty expertise of faculty. Resident conferences, provided by attending radiologists, are held twice daily, and most of the divisions maintain extensive teaching files which are available on-line.

The Diagnostic Radiology residency is ACGME accredited. The residency selection process is competitive with over 630 applicants each year for 10 positions. Applications for the Department of Radiology Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service, (ERAS).

The deadline to apply is October 15th of each year.

Applicant Requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical College Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE Step I Board Scores

For any further questions pertaining to the application process, please contact

Pamela Coyle, Education Coordinator
Suite 780-A, Main Building
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dr. Vijay Rao

Letter from
Vijay M. Rao, MD

David C. Levin Professor & Chair, Department of Radiology

Dr. Levon Nazarian

Suzanne Long, MD
Program Director


Kristen McClure, MD Assistant Program Director


Sandeep Deshmukh, MD
Director of Residency Selection

Department of Radiology
1087 Main Building
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-7264

We participate in the
National Residency
Match Program and
utilize the Electronic
Residency Application
Service (ERAS).

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