We support the American Board of Radiology (ABR) alternate pathway to provide select international medical graduates (IMG) the opportunity to complete four years of radiology fellowship training towards eligibility for ABR certification. More details about the IMG Alternate Pathway can be found on the ABR website at: www.theabr.org

Scope of Training

At the University of Kentucky, the required four years of training can be accomplished through a combination of ACGME-accredited fellowships (abdominal radiology, independent interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology) and/or non-accredited fellowships (advanced neuroradiology, breast radiology, cardiovascular and thoracic radiology, emergency radiology, oncologic radiology).


Candidates interested in pursuing the four-year Alternate ABR Pathway at the University of Kentucky are required to express their interest in the pathway in their application for their first fellowship. They should submit all supporting documentation. Selection will consider their educational/training background, recommendation letters, and performance in the home department during their initial years of residency training. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate clinical excellence, teaching interest, and a strong record of scholarly activity. Each four-year plan will be created based on availability.


Dr. Ahmed Sobieh
Ahmed Sobieh, MD, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
ABR Alternate Pathway Coordinator

Salary and Benefits

For information about our competitive salary and more, review the information here.

Lexington, Ky.

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How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to Joey Stuckelman, Medical Education Specialist, at rad.fellowships@uky.edu.

All materials should be submitted together, as  attachments in .pdf format. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to the program. 

Please indicate your program preferences for the four years. 

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Completed Universal Application for Fellowship
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the Program Director of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  6. Two additional letters of recommendation
  7. Personal statement
  8. USMLE (and/or COMLEX) transcripts: Steps 1, 2CS, 2CK, and 3
  9. If applicable, ECFMG certificate

For additional questions, please feel free to contact:

Joey Stuckelman, MFA, C-TAGME

Medical Education Specialist
Email:  rad.fellowships@uky.edu