Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program Selection Process

Tufts’ residents are selected through the Veterinary Internship and Residency matching program (VIRMP). This program collects all of the information required of candidates, and formalizes all applications nationwide. You MUST apply through VIRMP’s matching program in order to be considered for a radiology residency at Tufts University.

The application package and additional information can be obtained by writing to the following address:

American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
Matching Program
1024 Dublin Road
Columbus Ohio 43215-1176
Phone: 614 488 0617
Fax 614 488-0352

The VIRMP match uses extensively a web-based interphase for the application process. Prospective interns/residents can create accounts, fill in applications and enter rank order (program choices) starting October of each year. Your applications must be received by all institutions by the first week of December. Residency programs through VIRMP can be accessed at: http://www.virmp.org/virmp/

Tufts’ minimum requirements for a new resident are as follows:

1) DVM or equivalent degree, as established by the educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates (ECFVG) from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). For information contact: http://www.avma.org/education/ecfvg/default.asp

2) Clinical Internship (one year), also arranged through VIRMP, or equivalent private practice experience (usually 2-3 years). Applicants with basic sciences background, such as people holding a post graduate degree (Master, PhD), may use their post graduate degree in lieu of the internship year. Postgraduate work with a direct application to clinical practice is preferred.

3) Three letters of reference from people who have direct knowledge of your skills and past experience.

4) Letter of intent, in which you explain why you want the radiology residency, why you are specifically interested in Tufts University, what can you contribute to our program, and what you want to do once you become a radiologist.

5) University grades (with a certified translation into English if they are in any other language).

6) Veterinary Medicine diploma (certified translation into English if it is in any other language).

7) Class rank (for example, you graduated 10th out of 50 in your class, or 8th of 50, etc.).

8) Grade point average during your veterinary education, if available from your alma mater.

9) Curriculum vitae (CV)

New residents are accepted by Tufts University every year. Approximately 35 candidates apply, and there is usually only one open position per year in radiology.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mauricio Solano, residency program director, at mauricio.solano@tufts.edu.

Applications must be sent to Mrs. Carol O’Day, Diagnostic Imaging Section, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westborough rd, North Grafton, MA 01536