Application Process


The George Washington University Department of Radiology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to process and review applications from the candidate pool. We require a complete ERAS package, including:

  • Personal statement
  • 3-4 Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE scores (Step 1 required, include Step 2 if taken)
  • Professional photograph

All information must be submitted through the ERAS. You may change or delete your file at any time during the process. Any new submitted information overwrites prior material.

All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We accept 4-6 residents per year. All 1st year radiology residents must have completed a preliminary year of training at an ACGME-accredited institution. GW offers both preliminary medicine and preliminary surgical programs.

Interview Day

Interviews are held from late October through December. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will again be held virtually for those applying in the 2021-2022 application cycle.

Interview Day Schedule as follows: (subject to change, exact times/details will be available in interview invitation)

  1. Welcome session with Chairman Dr. Robert Zeman and Program Director Dr. Jocelyn Rapelyea
  2. Three 15 minute interviews (Two faculty and one current resident)
  3. Resident presentation, virtual tour and Q&A

We will also be hosting two virtual happy hours to allow for less formal interaction between residents and applicants/interviewees. There are intended to simulate a resident luncheon/dinner and help applicants meet more residents and better develop a sense of the departmental culture. More details will be provided through the ERAS portal. 

For those planning to travel to DC independently, the following information from prior interview cycles remains below: If you are in the area and would like an informal tour of the department, please reach out to one of the chief residents (contact info provided on interview day) and we would be happy to accommodate (following appropriate safety precautions). Please stay safe and have a great interview season!


Airports: The Washington, DC area is serviced by the following 3 airports:

  1. Reagan National Airport (DCA)- medium sized domestic airport, about a 20 minute drive from downtown, metro accessible on the Blue and Yellow lines
  2. Dulles International Airport (IAD)- large international airport in suburban Virginia, about 1 hour drive from downtown DC. Dulles is accessible by metro (silver line) with a bus connection at Wiehle-Reston East (Washington Flyer). Also accessible via the 5a WMATA bus line from Rosslyn and L'Enfant Plaza metro stations.
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)- tends to have the cheapest flights however can be up to a 1.5 hour drive from downtown DC. Accessible by MARC/Amtrak train from Union Station (Red line) or New Carrolton (Orange line)-free bus shuttles connect the BWI train station to the airport proper.

Metro: GWUH is serviced by the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines via the Foggy Bottom metro station, which is located within steps of the main hospital. For more information on the metro and bus system, please visit the WMATA website.

Car: University and private parking garages are available around GWUH.

  • University Parking Garage (Access via H St NW between 22nd and 23rd St. NW, under Science and Engineering Hall): free with validation from our department on interview day
  • Hospital valet service
  • Private parking garage: 22nd St NW between I (Eye) St & Pennsylvania Ave
  • Colonial Parking: Access on I (Eye) Street NW between 21st and 22nd Streets
  • Multiple additional private garages in the greater Foggy Bottom neighborhood
  • Free 2 hour street parking (may be hard to find!) in Foggy Bottom neighborhood during the week. Free weekend street parking