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.

Our four-year program follows the internship year in which the final Radiology year will be mostly 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, nuclear radiology, 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. Learn more about research opportunities in the Department of Medical Imaging. 

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 meetings 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.

Nine Diagnostic Radiology Residents and one Integrated Interventional Radiology resident are recruited each year at the 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. 

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 1st of each year. Learn more about the DR application process.

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Janet Black, C-TAGME
Senior Manager, Residency Program
(520) 626-7402