Residents Seeking Positions

If you would like to submit a posting regarding a residency position, please contact the APDR office via e-mail at or by phone at (630) 368-3737. All posts will remain on this page for a period of 6 months unless we are notified otherwise.


To whom it may concern:

My name is Jessica Harris and I am currently an R1 at a program in the midwest. I am looking to relocate to New York to be closer to my significant other.  This is something he and I have discussed at length both with each other and our families, and in light of the current pandemic, have decided that we can no longer wait to live close to each other. 

I have successfully completed my transitional year as well as my R1 year with great remarks from my attendings. I jump at the opportunity to take on leadership roles and promise to be a great addition to your program. 

Thank you for your consideration.


Jessica Harris


Dear Program Directors,

My name is Tegan Gomez, and I am a PGY-1 in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. I am seeking a PGY-2/R1 position for July 2020, (although dates are flexible). 


While it has been a privilege serving the city of Chicago in my current position, I have decided that a career in Radiology would be a better fit for me. I have spent the past year reviewing fascinating images and witnessing the impact that Radiology has on clinical decision-making. Regardless of age, medical history, or primary service, as a Radiologist I will be able to help patients throughout the healthcare system. I also hope to incorporate other personal interests into my practice, including medical education and global health.


Prior to beginning residency, I graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I went on to work as a research assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital, where I focused on women’s health throughout the lifespan- specifically endometriosis. I attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I was accepted into the Global Medicine Program and became a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.


My current Program Director is in full support of my decision, and has offered to advocate on my behalf. If you have any availability for a PGY-2/R1 beginning in July 2020, or other opportunities including research and/or future positions, please let me know and I will send my CV, along with other pertinent documents. I look forward to discussing my application in greater detail, and am happy to answer any questions. 


Thank you for your consideration,


Tegan Gomez, M.D.

PGY-1, University of Chicago, (815) 219-9559


Dear Program Directors,

I am looking for a R1 (PGY-2) diagnostic radiology residency position and I am currently undergoing training at the Cleveland Clinic as a prelimininary general surgery resident at Cleveland, OH. After completing various rotations, I have decided to pursue a career in diagnostic radiology, as I believe it would be a better academic career choice for me. The simple reason that attracted me to the diagnostic radiology field is its contribution to clinical decision making and professional cordiality amongst radiology residents/staff.

I have completed almost 2 years of research, one of which included extensive review of imaging studies for pancreatic cysts at the Cleveland Clinic. I have contributed to more than 50 publications/abstracts/book chapters and I have a great interest in research. I have completed my USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS and Step 3 examinations well above average and all on the first attempt.

My academic background includes Doctor of Medicine from Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2017. I have visited more than 35 countries and I speak 3 languages including Turkish, English and Spanish. I am an avid runner and I enjoy creating fish tanks with live plants.

Should you have an opening at your instution in the upcoming months, I would be honored to discuss my application and skills further. I wish to start my new career in July 2020, after completing my internship in surgery in June. Please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or cell phone. I hope to hear from you, and thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,
T. Bora Cengiz, MD
PGY-1, General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, OH


Dear Program Directors,

I am seeking a PGY-2 (R1) residency position in diagnostic radiology. I am currently a PGY-1 (Categorical) in General Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. However, after much deliberation I have decided to pursue a career in diagnostic radiology which I believe is more in line with my long term career goals. After the completion of my PGY-1 year in June 2020, I am hopeful that an opportunity will be available to transfer into an R1 position starting July 2020. My program director and academic advisors are in full support of my decision and have prepared strong letters of recommendation on my behalf. 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (summa cum laude), a Master of Science in Biological Engineering, and a Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. I received honors or near honors in twelve of my clinical rotations and I have successfully completed Step 1 and Step 2 CK/CS. 

I have substantial research experience, including research performed as an Honors Scholar during undergraduate studies, a research thesis for a Master of Science in Biological Engineering (publication in national Journal), and more recent research compiling and analyzing pre- and post-operative hip MRI and pelvis x-ray images for research involving femoroacetabular impingement and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (publication pending). 

If afforded the opportunity, I look forward to discussing my experience, background, and skills with you in further detail. Thank you for your time and consideration. 


Greg Landers
PGY-1 General Surgery
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Dear Program Directors,

I am looking for an R1/PGY2 position in Diagnostic Radiology. I have successfully completed 1.5 years of Emergency Medicine residency at Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. I left the specialty after extensive discussions with family and faculty because the career was not a good fit for me. My program director, assistant program director, and faculty advisor have provided me with strong letters of recommendations as well as advice and career guidance.

I have a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. I graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2018. I enjoy teaching and mentoring students and would like to continue to do this in residency. My interest in radiology started during my intern year because I enjoyed reading my own imaging studies. I am easy-going but dedicated to taking excellent care of my patients. During my emergency medicine residency, I learned not only procedural skills but also how to reassure a patient I had met minutes before. All these things will make me a good addition to your residency.

I would also be happy to hear about any research positions which are available. I Hope to hear from you soon!


Wesley Durgin, MD


Dear APDR,

I am seeking a R1 (PGY2) position starting July 2020 in either IR or DR residency programs. I respectfully ask that this email be sent to all current APDR members in the event any unexpected openings become available around the country. I would also be open to the same position starting in July 2021 as well.

I am currently a surgical prelim intern at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Unfortunately, I did not match into Otolaryngology for the past two years and I did not SOAP into any available DR or IR programs for July 2020. 

Throughout my intern year, I have realized that the exact duties may be different between specialties but the truth is, at their heart, they are all the same; patients always come first. Moreover, during my past year, I have grown increasingly interested in the field of Radiology and Interventional Radiology.

I am an extremely hard-working, diligent, and dedicated person. I have extensive research experience and hope to continue this through my residency as well as throughout my career. I have attached my CV here. 

Should a position become available at your institution over the next few months, I would greatly value the chance to discuss my application further. I can be reached at any time via email or cell phone. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon!


William L. Valentino M.D., M.S.
Temple University Hospital
Department of Surgery


Dear Program Directors,

I am interested in an R1 Diagnostic Radiology Residency position, to begin July 2021 or 2022. Currently I am the Chief Resident of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, with an expected graduation date of June 2021. It is my foremost goal to become board certified in both Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. 

Briefly, I was born and raised in Idaho, attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Washington state, graduating in May 2017, and I completed a transitional year internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Altoona campus, in 2018. I passed COMLEX Levels 1, 2 CE and PE, and 3.

During my Nuclear Medicine training, I have engaged in numerous research projects within the department. I have presented multiple posters, educational exhibits, and oral presentations at many radiological conferences including RSNA and ARRS. Aside from my clinical and research endeavors, I also serve on the Mount Sinai House Staff Council, am currently redesigning our department’s website, and have been instrumental in implementing and training our attendings & residents on our new imaging software within the department. Seeing my hard work and dedication to our program, my attendings unanimously selected me to be the Chief Resident this year. I have also been fortunate enough to train at a hospital that is at the forefront of novel Nuclear Medicine therapies in the United States. I have been privileged to learn from some of the brightest minds in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology during my time at Mount Sinai and I now wish to continue my Radiology training to be able to better serve my patients. 

I can send you copies of my CV, medical school transcript, MSPE letter, and board scores at your request. My current Program Director, Department Chair, and all my attending physicians support me and have written letters of recommendation which I can provide upon request. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you for your consideration.


Anthony Hafez, D.O.
Chief Resident, Nuclear Medicine Residency
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dear Program Directors

I am looking for a R1 (PGY2) position in radiology. Honestly, my resume doesn’t look competitive enough for radiology, but I am determined to try my best to find a position, because I am sure that I will be a great radiologist. A few years ago, I lost my pgy2 position in internal medicine, because I was looking for radiology! Unfortunately, at that time I couldn’t get back to a residency because of serious family problems, but I am ready to get back and work hard to achieve my 14 years old dream of being a radiologist.

Farshad Ostovar M.D.
559 548 7949


Dear Program Directors,

I am looking for a PGY-4 (R3) radiology residency position starting July 2020. I have successfully completed a PGY-3 year in diagnostic radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida in June 2019. Due to some medical and family reason I needed to take a year off and I started a T32 research job at Johns Hopkins University in Radiology department. When I left my program my evaluation in neuroradiology was below average compared with my peers. While working here at Johns Hopkins, I have been actively reading neuroradiology course, attending daily morning and noon lectures. I am spending one full day as observer/shadowing with neuroradiology program director Dr. Nafi Aygun in reading room and actively participate in case discussion. Besides this I have registered for ACR Neuroradiology live course (9-11 March 2020). Additionally, I have taken online subscription to MRIONLINE Website and watching CME lectures given by some famous radiologist including Dr. Stephen Pomeranz, Dr. David Yousem. I believe all these educational activities has helped me improve my knowledge of neuroradiology.

My previous radiology program director, current T32 research director and neuroradiology fellowship director (Johns Hopkins) and faculty advisors are in full support of my transition and have written letters of recommendation for me. 

I am a foreign medical graduate and have actively worked in research prior to joining radiology residency. I have a total of 34 research publication/abstract/book chapters all related to imaging research. I have an active full medical license (Florida Board of Medicine) and an unrestricted DEA number. My future goals are to do a cardiothoracic imaging fellowship. Besides radiology clinical work, I help training medical student in clinical research and I have played a role as principal investigator in research before joining radiology residency. I am expert user of REDCap (an online research database software developed by Vanderbilt University), Advanced excel functions, STATA, SPSS Software.

Thank you so much for time and your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Muhammad Aamir Latif, MD
650 776 0152