Residency and Fellowship

UCLA Nuclear Medicine Training Program

The UCLA Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology is committed to training future medical professionals in the field of Nuclear Medicine. 

Our clinical training program is part of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and located at the UCLA Health Campus, which includes the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.

If you are interested in a state-of-the-art program that combines training in diagnostic molecular imaging including general nuclear medicine imaging, PET/CT, SPECT/CT and nuclear cardiology as well as cutting edge radiopharmaceutical therapy training (Theranostics), then the UCLA program may be right for you.

The UCLA Nuclear Medicine Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program and the ERAS application system, for applicants interested in an ACGME/ABNM approved three-year Nuclear Medicine residency. Applicants are required to have completed a one-year clinical internship before the start of the Nuclear Medicine residency.

Graduates of International Medical Schools must possess valid ECFMG certificates, and be eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship.

A completed application includes the ERAS common application form, personal statement, medical school transcript, a Dean's letter, and at least three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted through ERAS. The application deadline is November 1.  For more information on ERAS please click here.

The program also encourages applicants interested in a one-year fellowship available for candidates, who have completed Radiology residency training and are Board certified/Board eligible for the American Board of Radiology.

Additional training pathways for American Board of Nuclear Medicine eligibility include candidates who have completed other residencies.

Please visit the following site for details about ABNM eligibility.  

Applications for these pathways should be submitted via e-mail to our program coordinator using the downloadable application provided below (see Contact Information below).

The program requires candidates’ compliance for eligibility of California Medical License before the start of the training.

Please verify the requirements at Medical Board of California.

For further consideration please send and/or e-mail an application, along with the other materials indicated in the application, to the program coordinator listed below:

Contact Information

Pawan Gupta, M.D., Program Director 
[email protected]  

Soosan Seyedroodbari, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Tel: (310) 794-1596
Fax: (310) 206-4899

Nuclear Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
200 Medical Plaza, Suite B114
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7370

Fellowship Application
Resident Application

David Geffen School of Medicine, Fellowships & Residencies website