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Residency Selection What every applicant needs to know. brought to you by: Dr. Gael J. Lonergan Department of Radiology/USUHS. GME Board President (2 star flag officer). Triservice GME Selection Board. All applicants are graded by the Air Force, Army, and Navy panels (3 grades)

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residency selection what every applicant needs to know

Residency SelectionWhat every applicant needs to know

brought to you by:

Dr. Gael J. Lonergan

Department of Radiology/USUHS

triservice gme selection board
Triservice GME Selection Board
  • All applicants are graded by the Air Force, Army, and Navy panels (3 grades)
    • the program directors from each service comprise the service panel
  • 3 grades (1 from each service panel) are added for a composite score
  • Composite score and application given to Specialty Board President (2 star officer)
    • Specialty Board President awards bonus points (more about these later)
once grading completed
Once grading completed . . .
  • Applications separated into the 3 services and given to the appropriate service panel
  • The individual service panels pick their top candidates
grading standard points
Grading-Standard Points
  • Grades given for the following (point scale follows, in parentheses):
    • MS1 and MS2 years (USMLE part 1) (2 point)
    • MS3 and MS4 years (USMLE part 2) (3 point)
    • PGY 1 evaluations (5 point)
    • Post-internship utilization (field) tour (5 point)
    • Potential for successful career officer (5 point)
Residency (5 point) - only scored for fellowship applications (not for a 2nd residency)
    • currently in residency: maximum 3 points
    • completed residency and currently practicing in specialty: maximum 5 points
grading bonus points
Grading-Bonus Points
  • Research (maximum 4 points):
      • 4=multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals
      • 3=single publication in peer-reviewed journal
      • 2=multiple publications in in-house journals, or posters
      • 1=single publication in-house or poster
  • Prior military service (before medical school)
    • max 2 points (2=medical, 1=non-medical)
the ideal applicant
The Ideal Applicant
  • Top quarter of medical school class in grades & USMLE scores
  • Prior military service
  • Research activity
  • Excellent evaluations during internship
  • Post-internship utilization tour(s)
radiology residency selection
Radiology Residency Selection
  • Air Force & Army: may apply as MS4 as “preselect” for PGY2 year in radiology (will do PGY1 year at same hospital - IF AVAILABLE, although may do PGY1 at different hospital than residency)
  • Navy: no preselects (apply as PGY1 or higher only)
radiology training slots year army varies
Radiology Training Slots/YearArmy (varies)
  • WRAMC: 4
  • Tripler: 3-4
  • Madigan: 3-4
  • Brooke: 4
radiology training slots year navy varies
Radiology Training Slots/YearNavy (varies)
  • NNMC: 4
  • San Diego: 6
  • Portsmouth: TBD
radiology training slots year air force varies
Radiology Training Slots/YearAir Force (varies)
  • Wilford Hall: 6
  • Travis: 3
  • preselects: varies
    • up to:
      • 5 at Wilford Hall
      • 1 at Travis
residency training the typical path to radiology
Residency Training:the “typical” path to Radiology
  • Navy: complete PGY1 year, do GMO/FS tour, then residency
  • Air Force: may go directly from PGY1 to residency or do GMO/flight surgeon tour, then residency (depends on applicant and applicant field)
    • PGY1 & residency at same hospital for preselects (may mean doing a medicine or surgery PGY1 year, especially at WHMC)
Army: complete PGY1 year & apply to Radiology Resdiency Selection Board during PGY1 year
    • most applicants go straight to residency from PGY1, sometimes at another hospital (mostly transitional PGY1)
some tips to improve your chances for selection
Some tips to improve your chances for selection
  • Max out as many scores as possible
    • grades, USMLE, class standing
    • PGY1 evals & tour OPRs
    • research (doesn’t have to be in radiology)
  • Do an elective rotation at the programs to which you’ll apply
    • get to know the program director
program directors army
Program Directors-Army
  • WRAMC: MAJ Philip Dinauer (assistant program director for National Capital Consortium Residency)

WP: 202 782-1688

  • Brooke: MAJ Rick Redd (assistant program director for San Antonio Region)

WP: 210 916-4218

  • Madigan: MAJ Steve Yoest

WP: 253 968-2130

  • Tripler: LTC Greg Petermann

WP: 808 433-6393

program directors air force
Program Directors-Air Force
  • Wilford Hall: Col(sel) Tom Dykes

WP: 210 292-5290

  • Travis: Maj Ray Doughery

WP: 707 423-7182

program directors navy
Program Directors-Navy
  • Portsmouth: estimated start date of residency July 2002. LCDR Bill Craig


  • NNMC Bethesda: CDR Don Fleming

WP: 301 295-5044

  • San Diego: CDR Michael Puckett