UW Radiology

Application Process

How to Apply to the University of Washington Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program

Applicants to the one-year PET/CT Fellowship must have successfully completed: 1) a residency program in nuclear medicine, or 2) a diagnostic radiology residency plus an additional year of nuclear medicine training, or 3) a combined Nuclear Medicine/Diagnostic Radiology program (qualifying for ABR and ABNM certifications), or 4) a year of Nuclear Medicine as part of the ABR Alternate Pathway.

A second year of PET/CT fellowship focusing on advanced hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) may be offered to qualified applicants. Applicants for a second year of fellowship must have successfully completed the one-year University of Washington PET/CT Fellowship. Eligibility is at the discretion of the fellowship program director.

Please complete the UW Nuclear Medicine PET/CT training application form and return, along with supporting documentation requested to:

Hubert Vesselle, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor of Radiology
Director of Nuclear Medicine PET/CT Fellowship Program
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific St., Box 357115
Seattle, WA 98195-7115.

Requested documentation:

Completed NM Fellowship Application form

  • Current CV
  • Copy of USMLE Score Reports
    • Step 1
    • Step 2 – Clinical Skills (CS) if taken prior to May 26, 2020
    • Step 2 – Clinical Knowledge (CK)
    • Step 3
  • OET exam (in lieu of USMLE Step 2- Clinical Skills (CS) exam)
  • Medical School Transcript(s)
  • Dean’s Letter from Medical School
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Letters of reference – current, minimum of 3
  • Personal statement

Please have professional references send original letters addressed to the UW Nuclear Medicine PET/CT program director at nmadmin@uw.edu or lastp@uw.edu

If you need further assistance, please contact NM administration at: nmadmin@uw.edu


ABR Alternate Pathway

The ABR alternate pathway is available for international medical graduates who are board certified in radiology in their home country.  This pathway provides an opportunity to complete four years of radiology training at UW and become eligible to sit for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification examination. Nuclear Medicine is an integral part of the four-year training program offering up to multiple years of Nuclear Medicine training towards achieving ABR eligibility. Completing at least two years of Nuclear Medicine training (within the 4-year pathway) would additionally qualify international medical graduates to sit for the ABNM (American Board of Nuclear Medicine) board examination.

For more information about the 4-year ABR alternate pathway please visit the 4-Year ABR Alternate Pathway page and follow the application requirements.



Due to COVID-19 pandemic all interviews will be conducted virtually at this time.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: Per Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees – including residents and fellows – will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Information about this requirement is also posted on the Prospective Residents & Fellows page of the GME website. Applicants invited to interview need to be aware COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement as a condition of employment. Details on the vaccination verification process for incoming residents and fellows will be provided at a later date.