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Application Center - Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Virginia Mason is a premier teaching hospital that offers postgraduate education programs through our Graduate Medical Education Department (GME).

All GME postgraduate training programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Learn more about why you should choose Virginia Mason for your residency.

  • The following residency training programs offered by Virginia Mason are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    The residency programs at Virginia Mason are small and highly competitive. We will offer the following number of positions for the 2024-25 academic year: The submission deadline for PGY1 positions for all programs is Nov. 1, 2023.

    Virginia Mason participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) where applicable.

    Diagnostic Radiology:
    2 Categorical PGY1 positions 1756420C0 4205412206
    1 Advanced position 1756420A0 4205412206

    Information for all medical school graduates

    Virginia Mason only accepts application materials through the AAMC's ERAS program.

    All applicants must be candidates for an MD or DO degree from an accredited school of medicine or college of osteopathic medicine upon application.

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is REQUIRED prior to the start of our resident training programs. Make sure you sign up for an ACLS certification course during your fourth year. Check with your Dean’s office regarding ACLS training information.

    ALL applicants must submit the Required MyERAS Application materials:

    • Completed ERAS Application form
    • Personal Statement
    • Medical School Transcripts
    • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
    • Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation on official letterhead, preferably from your core rotation department heads or preceptors 
    • USMLE Transcripts I and II preferred. Applicants who have previously failed any attempts at the USMLE step I and/or II will most likely be removed from further consideration.

    We review ALL application documents to make our applicant selection. Applicants are selected based on their academic credentials, preparedness, aptitudes, abilities and communication skills, as well as personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity. Virginia Mason resident training programs do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious preference, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Our interview season begins in mid-November 2023 and extends through December 2023. Applicants who are not selected for interviews will receive a letter of regret.

    Information for international medical school graduates

    Graduates of international medical schools applying for internship or residency, must submit the above required application documents and must have applied for, or hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be considered for an interview.

    Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the current requirements for an appropriate U.S visa* as specified by the United States government.

    *Virginia Mason Graduate Medical Education considers J1 Visa or permanent resident status.

  • Virginia Mason offers the following positions each year:

    • One advanced position (four years after internship from PGY2 to PGY5)
    • Two categorical positions (five years, including internship, from PGY1 to PGY5). The PGY1 year is spent as a Transitional Year resident at Virginia Mason and includes a radiology rotation.

    Our training program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Radiology Residency Review Committee. All application materials must be forwarded to us through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Once this process has been completed, your application will be reviewed.

    All application materials must be forwarded to us through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Once this process has been completed, your application will be reviewed.


    Julie Gibbons, MD, Program Director Diagnostic Radiology

    For additional information about our radiology residency program contact:

    Catherine Muñoz

    [email protected]

    Program Coordinator
    Virginia Mason Graduate Medical Education
    M.S. H8-GME
    925 Seneca St.
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Learn more about the GME experience at Virginia Mason:

    • Nov. 14, 16
    • Dec. 5, 7, 11, 12
  • VMMC House Staff Benefits Summary

    Benefit and salary rates are designed specifically for residents and fellows to support your educational experience. Each year, advancement to the next PGY level results in progression on the salary scale. Information provided here reflects current packages and details are expected to be updated prior to the upcoming academic year.

    Additional Benefits


    Meal stipend is provided to each resident for purchase while on service (amount is determined annually).


    Parking for all members of the house staff is provided by the medical center while on service.


    White coats and scrubs are provided for all members of the resident staff.

    Professional Development and Scholarly Work

    Residents are eligible for financial assistance to attend medical meetings. To be eligible to receive financial assistance, the following criteria apply:

    • Residents presenting scholarly work at professional meetings within the continental United States will be reimbursed for travel expenses for two days, consistent with that allowed by the medical center, for at least one presentation per topic per year.
    • Residents will be eligible to attend medical meetings without presenting a paper and be reimbursed at a rate of $1,000 per year of residency starting in the R1 year.

    Selected Resources & Subscriptions

    As designated by program.

    State Licensure and DEA Certification

    The medical center pays the initial limited licensure fee in the state of Washington. Two years of postgraduate training are required for permanent licensure in the state of Washington. DEA certification is also reimbursed by Virginia Mason.


    Photocopying of material for educational purposes of the housestaff will be provided by the medical center.

    Salary Information 2023-2024

    Residents promote annually as they advance through program requirements. Salaries are reviewed and adjusted annually.

    2023 - 2024
    PGY1 $68,827.20
    PGY2 $71,198.40
    PGY3 $73,590.40
    PGY4 $77,438.40
    PGY5 $80,350.40
    PGY6 $84,156.80
    PGY7 $87,838.40
    PGY8 $91,894.40
  • All Virginia Mason Medical Center interviewing activities will occur "virtually" in 2023. Applicants invited for an interview will be provided additional materials and Zoom links, along with instructions for scheduling best dates to interview—through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

    To contact the GME Department at Virginia Mason, email us or write to:

    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Graduate Medical Education, H8-GME
    925 Seneca Street
    Seattle, WA 98101