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.
application package and additional information can be obtained
by writing to the following address:
Association of Veterinary Clinicians
1024 Dublin road
Columbus Ohio 43215-1176
Phone: 614 488 0617
Fax 614 488-0352
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/
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
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.
Three letters of reference from people who have direct
knowledge of your skills and past experience.
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.
University grades (with a certified translation into
English if they are in any other language).
Veterinary Medicine diploma (certified translation into
English if it is in any other language).
Class rank (for example, you graduated 10th out of 50
in your class, or 8th of 50, etc.).
Grade point average during your veterinary education,
if available from your alma mater.
Curriculum vitae (CV)
residents are accepted by Tufts University every year. Approximately
35 candidates apply, and there is usually only one open position
per year in radiology.
should be directed to Dr. Mauricio Solano, residency program director.
must be sent to Mrs. Carol O’Day, Diagnostic Imaging Section,
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westborough
rd, North Grafton, MA 01536