Residents Seeking Positions

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Dear Program Directors,

It is with great admiration and respect to be contacting you in the following regard. My name is Andrew Toenniessen. I am a recently departed PGY-2 Urological surgery resident at McLaren-Macomb Hospital in the greater Detroit, Michigan area. The program is affiliated with Michigan State University. I resigned from my position for personal reasons. That of which will be explained in full detail if given an opportunity.

I am interested in pursuing a career in Diagnostic-Radiology.  I am interested in either a PGY-1 or PGY2 position as I successfully completed my PGY-1 internship as well as 10 months of PGY-2. Throughout my tenure in urological surgery residency I had completed more than 600 surgical procedures (Logged in ACGME website) and was involved with research. I worked closely with radiologists (diagnostic and interventional) on a daily basis and discovered the career path of radiology was more suitable for me both professionally and personally. I would be honored and delighted if a position becomes/remains vacant and will expedite the application process if so.

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time of the day by phone or email. Thank you for your time and consideration in advance. Have a wonderful day.


Andrew Toenniessen, D.O.

*PGY-2 Former Urology Resident* 

Michigan State University - McLaren - Macomb


*Alternate email:*

Phone: (716) 807-9573


Dear program directors

I am a 2020 graduate from West Virginia University, where I also obtained a master's degree in Clinical and Translational Science. I am currently a preliminary general surgery resident at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.

I was initially a neurosurgery applicant and was especially interested in endovascular procedures. I was first exposed to radiology while being immersed in working with the neurosurgery department at my medical school. I became enthralled with learning about different modalities and their clinical indications, how to interpret those scans, and what such interpretation meant for clinical care. I enjoyed learning from both the diagnostic and neuro-interventional radiologists (whose cases I often attended) both informally and through conferences such as M&M, These experiences spurred me to undertake an elective in both neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology during MS4.

I currently aspire to pursue neuro-interventional radiology but am excited to discover what else radiology has to offer. Furthermore, I am highly interested in undertaking research during residency and beyond. 

I am happy to provide any of my application materials for your review.


Ogaga Urhie



Dear Program Directors, 

I am a PGY4 (R3) radiology resident and recently resigned from my current program for non-academic personal reasons. I am looking for an R3 or R4 radiology position to finish residency. I am in good standing with my current residency and am currently studying for my Core exam which is scheduled for June.  

Brief Background: I graduated medical school from Florida International University in 2018 with competitive academic scores and completed a general surgery intern year at Mt. Sinai Hospital Chicago. As a health professions scholarship program (HPSP) participant in the US Air Force, I plan on serving in USAF as a General Radiologist for 4 years after I graduate, after which I may pursue a fellowship in Body CT/MR Imaging.  

I would be grateful for the opportunity to complete residency if an R3 or R4 position becomes available.  

Thank you, 

Brad Kincaid, MD, MS 



Dear Program Directors,

My name is Ali Rashidi, an ECFMG certified non-US IMG from Iran, currently, a radiology postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an incoming Transitional Year resident starting July 2022. In my first attempt to apply for residency, I have been partially matched in the 2022 NRMP Match Season, and I am seeking a PGY 2 (R1) radiology position starting July 2023
I have graduated in the top 1% and am the Bronze Medal winner of the National Medical Students Scientific Olympiad of Iran. I also have been recognized as the Selected Presenter in the Young Investigators' Abstract Presentation Session in RSNA 2021.
I have more than three years of clinical experience as a solo general practitioner in my home country. I also have four years of radiology research experience, two years at Johns Hopkins University, under the supervision of Dr. Jan Fritz, and two years at Stanford University as Dr. Heike Daldrup-Link’s lab team, with over 15 publications in journals like Radiology, European Radiology, and Skeletal Radiology, 3 book chapters, and over 20 presentations in Radiology conferences including RSNA, ISS, AUR, and ARRS. 
I do not require any visa and am available to be interviewed at any time. 
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. 
Kind regards, 
Ali Rashidi, MD  
AAMC ID: #15594575  
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Daldrup-Link Lab  
Department of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
(443) 220-2079


Dear Program Directors,
I am a current PGY-2 orthopedic surgery resident at SUNY Upstate actively looking to transfer into a diagnostic radiology (R1) position.
I am in good standing with my current residency, have fulfilled all requirements for the required intern PGY-1 year and would be able to start July 2022.
A brief background for myself: I attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) society and was able to achieve scores of 250+ on both step I and step II as well as author multiple publications throughout my time as a medical student and resident. 
Thank you, 
Kevin Lacy, M.D.
PGY-2 | SUNY Upstate Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Hello, my name is Jayanthraj Gone, an incoming Transitional Year resident from July 2022-June 2023. I have gone partially matched in the 2022 NRMP Match Season despite interviewing for 16 different DR advanced and categorical programs. I have completed and passed both STEP 1 and STEP 2, but I am preparing to take STEP 3. I am seeking an R1 (PGY-2) diagnostic radiology position that begins in July 2023. Currently, I am completing my 4th year of medical school and getting ready for graduation and my transitional year. I am extremely interested in a career in diagnostic radiology and have become efficient at completing multifarious research and clinical tasks in the field. I have not had any gaps in my education and hope to continue it in the future also. Should a position become open in the future, I am available to be interviewed at any time via Webex, Zoom, Skype, phone calls, in-person, or any other means if necessary. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Jayanthraj Gone B.S., B.A.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton
Phone: 813-842-6736


My name is Christopher McNiel and I am seeking a PGY 2 radiology position starting July 2022.

I will have completed my transitional year and be eligible for a PGY2 in radiology. I am only applying to radiology, and have not accepted a contract for this next year. Last year there was a graduation date error on my application, preventing me from matching as a senior.


Step 1 score 251, Step 2 score 264
Level 1 score 649, Level 2 score 657, Level 3 score 812
GPA: 93%, Top quartile of graduating class, Western University of Health Sciences

First-author publications:

1. Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: Neurosyphilis Masquerading as Guillain–Barre Syndrome
2. Journal of Glaucoma: Research project on Minimally Invasive glaucoma surgeries-Accepted, awaiting publication
3. American Academy of Ophthalmology: Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension - EyeWiki

These ophthalmology publications were started before I discovered the broad scope and mental challenge that radiology has to offer.

My hobbies: I enjoy exercise, adventures, and the outdoors. My favorite experiences are mountain biking trips and kayaking adventures with friends. Recently, we have been indoor rock climbing and ice skating.

Why I love radiology:

1. Radiology captivated my interest because of the specialty’s broad scope, mental challenge, and visual diagnostics. Each image requires the focus, attention to detail, and problem solving that drew me to medicine.
2. Radiology gives me the opportunity to be a consultant and use my teaching experience to help other specialties understand their patients’ diagnoses. I worked as a substitute teacher for two years before medical school, during which time I taught every age from kindergarten through high school seniors. While in medical school, I continued teaching by starting a USMLE tutoring business. I have tutored over 80 medical students and enjoy seeing their hope and excitement when they succeed. Radiology would best allow me to share this ability with other physicians.

Please contact me with any questions or to receive a full application packet with letters of recommendation.

Phone number: 541-260-3524

Thank you,
Christopher McNiel


Hello, my name is Muhammad Hammad Malik, an incoming Transitional year resident from 2022-23. I have completed all my steps and hoping to find an R1 diagnostic radiology position. I am completing a research fellowship from Mayo Clinic in Rochester with the department of neuroradiology. I am very passionate about a career in academic radiology and have become skilled at performing various research tasks. I am ECMFG certified, visa requiring non-US IMG, and graduated from Pakistan in 2021, with no gaps in my education. I am available to be interviewed at any time on skype, phone, or in-person if permitted.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,

Muhammad Hammad Malik M.B.B.S
Research Fellow, Department of Neuroradiology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
PHONE (507) 271-0006

Dear Program Directors,
I am a PGY3 Urology resident at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center who recently decided to switch specialties to radiology. Having already completed my intern year, I would be available to fill in a vacant R1 spot in July 2022. Please feel free to reach out at any time.  
About me: Before attending Brown Medical School, I attended Middlebury College where I graduated magna cum laude with a major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. While in medical school, I did a year of research at Johns Hopkins where I made several novel observations. Using 3D MRI stereoscopic visualization techniques, one of my first author papers made the unexpected discovery of abnormal proportioning of the anterior-posterior erectile body segments in female classic bladder exstrophy patients. This finding will have long term ramifications for the assessment of sexual functioning in females with this birth defect. In another one of my first author manuscripts, I became the first researcher to define the periprostatic venous plexus in classic bladder exstrophy males and quantify altered prostatic anatomy. At the end of medical school, I was inducted into the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society. I currently have over twenty publications, eight of which have been published since I started residency two and a half years ago. The Beth Israel Lahey Health Institute of Urology recently honored me with the 2021 Ian C. Summerhayes Research Award in recognition of my dedicated research efforts.
Karl Benz
PGY3 Urology Resident
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University MD'19
Tel: 781-504-9384


Dear program directors,

My name is Gaelle Haddad, and I am currently a Research Assistant at the Translational Research Imaging Lab at UTSouthwestern, Dallas. I am a Lebanese IMG who completed a preliminary internship year and 4 months of radiology training at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (ACGME-I accredited program).

I am looking for an available Diagnostic Radiology R1 /PGY2 position to start in July 2022.I have been interested in imaging since the beginning of my medical school, and have completed several US and non-US observerships in this field. My USMLE steps scores are 250+, I have 5 publications and a first-authored RSNA presentation. I am trilingual and efficient with PACS, EPIC, MintLesion and IntelliSpace.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to receive my CV, ERAS application, recommendation letters, etc.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Gaelle Haddad, MD
Research Assistant
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Phone: (682) 266-6441"


Dear Program Director/ Selection Committee, 

My name is MD FURHAD RANA RAJU; I am a medical graduate who has completed MBBS and MD (3 yrs Internal Medicine residency program) in mid-2016. Then I practiced in Bangladesh for about two years. I moved to the USA in June 2018, started preparing for USMLE steps, gained US clinical experiences, and maintained family responsibilities. However, I never gave up on my dream to become a well-trained doctor. I came to the USA to pursue my dream and contribute to medical science. I always feel I owe medical science and need a good platform to continue my learning process and add something to medical science. I feel incomplete when I am away from the medical academic environment. 

I have many years of clinical and research experience. I can perform procedures such as IV cannula, Peripheral arterial and venous catheterization, arteriovenous fistula, angiography, angioplasty, cardiac catheter ablation to treat AVNRT, AVRT, pacemaker implantation, intubation, spinal anesthesia, general anesthesia, nerve block, ultrasonography, and echocardiography. I also gained knowledge in both invivo, invitro research. I was doing cell culture, cell count, treating cells with an experimental medicine, looking for biological markers by western blot, RT PCR, ELISA, and immunofluorescence. I was also involved in creating an animal model using SDS mice and monkeys. 

I am a permanent resident in the USA. Since I came here, I have worked in different environments. I worked as an instructor, clinical assistant and exposure to the USA medical system. 

At this point, I am ready to apply my dedication and knowledge from years of learning and practicing to your fellowship program. I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule.

Kind Regards
Md Furhad Rana Raju
Clinical Medical Assistant
Fieldston Lodge Nursing Home
Bronx, New York
929-336-9259, 347-982-5555


Dear Program Director,

I am currently completing a transitional year residency at Indiana University and hope to enter an R1 position in the summer of 2022.

I have 250+ STEP scores and seven publications. The AMA accepted one of my projects on access to specialty care for inclusion into the 2021 AMA Impact Challenge. My passions revolve around using data to improve the lives of my patients and colleagues.

I hope to find a program with a collaborative culture. I am happy to provide additional application materials for review and appreciate your consideration.

Warmest Regards,

Joseph Nenow
PGY-1, Transitional Year Resident
IU School of Medicine


Dear program directors,

My name is Yudel Tamayo and I am currently a PGY-1 preliminary general surgery resident  at the University of Miami /Jackson Memorial Hospital program . I am looking for an available Diagnostic Radiology R1 /PGY2 position to start in July 2022. I am a USA citizen, bilingual, teamworker, diligent, focused resident with competitive USMLE steps scores (Step 1/ Step 2CK, and Step 3). I have USCLE in radiology field (multiple observership/shadowing), I earned four (ABD/OB-Gyn/Brst/Vasc) different Ultrasound Licenses (APCA/ARDMS) granting me considerable experience in sonography. Efficient working with PACS, EPIC, Cerner and CPRS EMRs.I am very interested in Diagnostic Radiology and will be honored if granted me any opportunity. 

 Please feel free to contact me at if you would like to receive my CV, ERAS application, recommendation letters (my program director and APD as well), etc.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Yudel R. Tamayo Ronda, MD, RDMS, RVT.
PGY 1 General Surgery resident
University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital Program
Phone: (786) 468-5501