Radiology/Imaging Specialist Training Program


The radiology/imaging program is designed to train specialists with solid ethical principles and a high academic and professional level that allow them to perform in various areas of the medical field. This program has a regionalist focus, so that graduates can address and resolve the most frequent pathologies in Chile's north macro-zone, understanding its population's epidemiology and main socio-demographic characteristics.

Duration: The program has a duration of 3 years, with 4 weeks of break per school year, and acts in accordance with legal holidays for those professionals coming from an institution with whom they maintain a contractual link. Holidays are not cumulative, cannot be divided and will be taken preferably in December, January, and February, in an order determined by the Program's Director.

To train general radiology specialists with high capacity and technical reliability, with skills needed for the indication, supervision, performance, and interpretation of all types of examinations in the field of imaging diagnosis, and to lead and take part of multidisciplinary teams, with an ethical conduct according to medical deontology.

Radiologists graduating from the University of Antofagasta’s program are characterized by being general radiologists and empathetic communicators with the competences to act in their specialty’s different associated areas, as well as to be an active participant of the leadership, management, and clinical management of radiology services.

Additionally, they will be physicians with a solid formation in topics related to oncology, considering the sociocultural and epidemiological characteristics of Chile’s north macro-zone.

Antofagasta’s Regional Clinical Hospital’s Radiology and Imaging Service. At the same time, activities will also be carried out in the University of Antofagasta’s clinical area and in radiology and imaging centers that maintain a teaching assistance agreement with the University of Antofagasta.


Ministerial Scholarships:

  • Annual Tuition Fee: $7.372.142 CLP
  • Registration Fee: $300.000 CLP

Self-financed, teaching grants, and others:

  • Annual Tuition Fee: $6.500.000 CLP
  • Registration Fee: $300.000 CLP
Student quota
  • The number of seats is decided each year by the Program’s Advisory Board

Requirements for application are defined in articles 7 and 8 of the ”University of Antofagasta’s General Regulations for Postgraduate Programs in Medical Specialties”.

Article 7. Requirements for admission: Applicants to a postgraduate degree in a medical specialty must meet the following admission requirements:

  • To have a Physician professional diploma awarded by a Chilean university. Degrees awarded by foreign universities must comply with all the requirements established by law for the profession to be validly exercised in Chile.
  • Chilean applicants must have taken and passed the National Examination of Knowledge in Medicine (EUNACOM) or an equivalent in accordance with current regulations. This will not be required of applicants that graduated before 2003.

Each program will apply a relevant and specific assessment test and/or qualification calculation according to each specialty’s requirements.

Article 8. Application Process: The application process will be carried out before the Program, in a modality set by the Board for each call, and applicants must attach the following documentation:

  • Physician Professional Diploma.
  • EUNACOM pass certificate.
  • National Medical Qualification.
  • Scientific work.
  • Participation in assistant teacher programs.
  • Participation in university teaching.
  • Work experience.
  • Attendance to courses and conferences.
  • Professional development activities.
  • Outstanding student quality.
  • Undergraduate grades report, where aspects relevant to each postgraduate program will be evaluated according to the Board’s decisions.

Score will be determined by the Applicants Selection Board and will be set according to a score guideline for each requested item, given to the applicants in a timely manner through the application bases

There are many selection processes depending on the type of contest offered by the program, which is reviewed every year by each Program’s Advisory Board and must be directly related to current offers made by MINSAL.

MINSAL Quota Selection process:

Requirements for selection: HABILITATION NOT REQUIRED
The program’s selection board, through its Director, will inform applicants of results through their official channels of communication.

Application dates
Ministerial competitions are governed by the calendar published by MINSAL.

Application and selection process contact

Director: Dr. Marcelo Ávila Jaramillo.
Phone: 55-2637082

Postgraduate Unit Secretary: Ximena Sánchez Aracena.
Phone: 55-2637082

Program Start Date:

  • July each year.
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