Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program is a four-year ACGME-accredited residency program which starts after completing a 1-year ACGME accredited clinical experience and occurs in a clinically-oriented teaching environment.  The program provides the foundation for careers in Diagnostic Radiology, both in academic and private practice sectors.  The program is overseen by Dorothy Gilbertson, MD, Director of Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program.

The University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging revised its residency curriculum in the 2009-2010 academic year to reflect the new American Board of Radiology certification timeframe. Our four-year program follows the internship year in which the final Radiology year will be entirely elective and flexible. During the first three years, residents will rotate through all clinical subspecialties of Radiology including pediatrics, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, chest, musculoskeletal, interventional/angiography, neuroradiology, mammography, ultrasound, abdominal CT, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the fourth year, residents will have the option to select either one-year, six-month, or three-month subspecialty training blocks, with a guarantee of at least three months' training in your first choice subspecialty.  Resident research projects are required and research time is available as an elective.

Clinical training in Diagnostic Radiology is accomplished by the gradual assumption of increasing responsibility under the close supervision of physician faculty members. Residents are evaluated after each rotation and provided with information regarding their educational progress throughout their training, including biannual conferences with the training director. All residents take the annual American College of Radiology In-Training Examination.  A board review program, a physics course, and small focus-study groups with faculty prepare senior residents for success on the American Board of Radiology Examination.

Eight Diagnostic Radiology Residents and one Integrated Interventional Radiology resident are recruited each year at the Clinical Assistant II (PGY II) level for four years of training. At least one year of ACGME-accredited clinical training (PGY I) is required to precede training, outside of the radiology residency in a clinical specialty such as surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, or transitional year. Resident research projects are required and research time is available as an elective.

The Residency Training Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) with applications submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Applications are accepted for review until November 15th of each year. In 2016 - 2017, the program received over 579 applicants and 88 interviews were conducted from November to January for admission to the 2018 residency class.

The Residency Program reflects the basic goals of the academic and clinical programs by providing the residents with opportunities to learn and participate in diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures, as well as research, in order to become an outstanding radiologist. 


Point of Contact:  
Janet Black - (520) 626-7402