The Department of Radiology is excited to share results of the 2021 Main Residency Match, which were publicly released today by the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
The Diagnostic Radiology (DR) and Integrated Interventional Radiology (IR) residency programs successfully filled its full allotment of available slots. The nine matched residents – six for DR and three for IR – are expected to begin their residency training following completion of their internship year in July 2022. They are:
- Michael Chan, Tulane University School of Medicine
- Mohamed Eltilib, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
- Breiona Hamilton, Meharry Medical College
- Adrian Jaramillo, Tecnológico de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina
- Neal Shah, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
- Seth Stubblefield, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Integrated Interventional Radiology
- Carmen Carlos, Tulane University School of Medicine
- Brian Fagel, University of Michigan Medical School
- Demetrios Geanon, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Considered a rite of passage for medical students as they look towards the next chapter of their careers in medicine, Match Day comes highly anticipated each year. However, this year’s Match marks the culmination of a particularly unique interview season brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time, Vanderbilt – as well as all other programs participating in the NRMP Match – held an entirely virtual interview season. While the pivot to a virtual format presented its challenges, it also provided an opportunity for the department to connect with its largest number of applicants to date.
“The 2021 Match interview cycle was like many other unprecedented experiences over the past year,” said Ryan Muller, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Program Director of the IR Residency. “We are deeply grateful for the commitment of our faculty, residents and applicants who worked together to make the best of the suboptimal virtual format. Those logistics aside, we were thrilled to see one of the strongest applicant pools of any specialty, and were privileged to speak with some of the brightest medical students in the country. We could not be more elated with our match results and are eager to welcome them to the Vanderbilt IR family!”
In preparation for the interview season, the department also hosted a series of virtual Open House and Meet & Greet events. Hundreds of prospective applicants from medical schools throughout the United States and abroad participated in the events to learn more about the DR and IR programs, the department and what they can expect while training at Vanderbilt. DR program leadership spearheaded the events, which were attended by department and IR program leadership, and current residents.
“What a memorable interview season this was,” said Cari Motuzas, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Program Director for the DR residency. “Despite all the challenges, we learned so much and met many incredible people. We can't wait to welcome this phenomenal class to our program next year!”
They will be among 40 residents – 24 in DR and 16 in IR – that comprise Vanderbilt Radiology’s residency training programs when they join the department in 2022.