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We in the Ochsner Department of Radiology look forward to a very strong future with continued high levels of residency education. For questions about the diagnostic radiology residency or fellowship programs, please contact:

Kathy Dixon, C-TAGME
Sr. Education Program Manager - Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
(504) 842-4796  |

  • We offer 5 categorical positions. All residents perform a rotating internship at Ochsner which includes 2 months of radiology.
  • One Integrated IR position with a rotating surgical internship at Ochsner to start July 1, 2024 will be offered. This internship also includes 2 months of radiology.
  • We reimburse conference and travel expenses for residents who present scholarly work at national meetings.
  • Non-accredited Fellowships are offered in MRI/MSK, Body Imaging, Interventional Neuroradiology and Breast Imaging. Please contact Kathy Dixon at for more information and application instructions.
  • We offer an independent radiology residency program.

Supplemental ERAS

For the 2023 - 2024 ERAS cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants, and participation is optional, however applicants who have particular interest in Ochsner Radiology residency are encouraged to signal our program, given the large number of applications received.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events
  • program signals

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

Candidates must have one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment.

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada within the past 5 years.
  • Graduate from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine in the United States within the past 5 years.
  • Graduate of schools outside of the United States or Canada who have graduated within the past 5 years must meet all of the following qualifications:
    • Must have a currently valid ECFMG certificate.
    • Must meet medical licensing requirements as defined by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.
    • Prefer applicant to have at least one year of clinical experience in the United States.
    • Must hold a J-1 visa, or Permanent Residency in the United States.

Application deadline is November 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 27, 2023, for the 2023 - 2024 recruitment season. Interviews will be held October 2023 through January 2024. Interview invitations will be sent via Interview Broker. Applications received after November 15, 2023 may be considered if the applicant contacts the program manager directly: Kathy Dixon,

  • ERAS form
  • Scanned Photograph
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 additional letters of recommendation
  • Official Medical School transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Personal statement

Yes. We prefer to have Step 2 scores available when evaluating applications.

Applicants should pass Step 1 on the first attempt.

We do not have a cut-off Step 2 score, although most have at least average scores and pass on the first try. While scores are considered, we always look at the entire application in a holistic manner. Other attributes can overcome low scores.


5 years.

Yes, we are a categorical program and provide the clinical year of training which consists of internal medicine, one month of ICU and 2 months of radiology. Ochsner Internal Medicine holds 5 spots for our program. A separate interview is not required. The clinical year is an ACGME requirement for all diagnostic radiology residency training programs.


No. However, you must meet all ECFMG requirements PRIOR to the start of your residency on July 1.

Ochsner accepts J-1 visas only.

Interviews for the 2023 - 2024 interview season will be held virtually per AAMC recommendation. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom and will include a welcome and overview from our Program Director. You will have 5 interviews which include the Program Director, one resident, and 3 staff radiologists. Interviews will be approximately 15 minutes in length. During breaks between interviews, our residents will be available to answer questions.