The American Board of Radiology requires a clinical year before entry into a diagnostic radiology residency program. Residents accepted into our program must have completed that year in an ACME-approved graduate training program in internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, or pediatrics.
The four years of our residency are spent in the traditional radiology curriculum, which offers a wide variety of instructional opportunities with extensive pathologic variation. Interactive case and didactic conferences are held daily. We bring in nationally known guest lecturers from other universities and hospitals. The clinical training program is designed for progressive, supervised responsibility for patient care in diagnostic radiology, radiation biology, radiation protection and safety, and pathology.
The diagnostic radiology clinical teaching service is divided into sub-specialty areas taught by full-time faculty instructors:
Third-year residents attend a four-week American Institute of Radiologic Pathology course in Silver Spring, Maryland. This is a program of the American College of Radiology. The $1,800 registration is paid by Memorial University Medical Center and the resident may receive up to $3,200 in reimbursement toward reasonable living expenses in addition to his/her salary.
Striving for standards of excellence in resident education, patient care, and research has shaped both short- and long-term planning and has become the hallmark of this program.
Our board pass rate -- 96 percent for the past 17 yearsFirst-year radiology positions (PGY-2) offered -- 4 Total residency positions -- 16NRMP Number -- 197162
The volume and variety of patients at Memorial University Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center, is diverse and certainly allows for necessary and sufficient experience for residency training. There are more than 240,000 examinations performed by our department annually and there were more than 26,200 hospital admissions last year.
During the four-year program, extensive case and didactic conferences are held daily. We invite guest lecturers in from other universities and hospitals nationwide. Residents and faculty also present at one to two journal clubs per month.
Memorial University Medical Center has a multi-million dollar education complex consisting of a 157-seat distance learning auditorium, two anatomical dissection teaching laboratories, medical education media services, and associated classroom space. Our facilities allow for two-way interactive demonstration of live procedures from the operating rooms.