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Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Track

The UT-Methodist Diagnostic Radiology program is an advanced program in the NRMP match. This requires each resident complete a PGY-1 training year in either a preliminary medicine, preliminary surgery, or transitional year program at any institution of the applicant’s choosing. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers a one-year Internal Medicine-Radiology-Radiology Preliminary track.

The UT-Methodist Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary programs have collaborated to provide a unique opportunity for those applicants that match within the Diagnostic Radiology program. Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary program reserves a certain number of positions for those residents who match within the Diagnostic Radiology program without needing to interview with the Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary separately. The applicant needs only to apply via ERAS and rank the Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Program on their NRMP Supplemental Rank Order List corresponding with the Diagnostic Radiology program on their Primary Rank Order List.

Applying for the Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Program

  1. On ERAS
    1. Under “Programs,” Search for ACGME ID: 1 4 0 4 7 2 1 4 1 2.
      This will return “University of Tennessee Internal Medicine-Radiology”
    2. Underneath “Training Offered”, select the NRMP number for the “Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Track” (1 8 4 4 1 4 0 P 2)”
  2. On NRMP
    1. Rank the UT-Methodist Diagnostic Radiology Program (1 8 4 4 4 2 0 A on your Primary Rank order list.
    2. Create a Supplemental Rank Order List for the UT-Methodist Diagnostic Radiology Program.
    3. Add the UT- Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Program (1 8 4 4 1 4 0 P 2) to the newly created Supplemental Rank Order List.

UT provides a unique Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Program designed to provide excellent evidence-based medical in a real-world environment.

Internal Medicine-Radiology Preliminary Program 12-month PGY-1 Curriculum

  1. Clerkships completed at Methodist University, Regional One Health, Veteran Affairs, and Baptist Medical hospitals.
  2. Core Clerkships;
    1. General Inpatient Medicine: 21 weeks
    2. Inpatient Medicine Night Float: 3 weeks
    3. Ambulatory Outpatient Medicine: 11 weeks
    4. Medical Intensive Care: 3 weeks
    5. Cardiology Services: 3 weeks
    6. Electives: 8 weeks
  3. Scholarly Activity (required by ACGME): usually fulfilled in the form of a presentation during the last 6 months.
  4. Quality Improvement (required by ACGME): usually fulfilled in the form of regular attendance and participation with various Methodist Quality Improvement committees.


Three weeks of vacation per year; each week taken during an elective rotation.

Salary, Work Regulations, & Medical Insurance

  1. Abide by ACGME requirements & guidelines.
  2. UT Salary, Policies, & Benefits are better delineated on UT GME website.
  3. Lab coats are provided.
  4. Meals are provided when on-call.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Transitional Year Program Coordinator, Mrs. Bran Upchurch (

May 26, 2022