• 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 ACGME-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:

    • Neuroradiology
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Vascular and interventional
    • Breast imaging
    • Chest
    • Pediatric
    • Ultrasonography (including obstetrical and vascular)
    • Genitourinary
    • Cardiothoracic
    • Nuclear Radiology

    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.

    Program Statistics

    Our board pass rate -- 96 percent for the past 17 years
    First-year radiology positions (PGY-2) offered -- 4
    Total residency positions -- 16
    NRMP Program Code - 1971420A0

    Program Objectives
    1. To provide quality education in all areas of diagnostic imaging, including plain film interpretation, nuclear fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and all facets of roentgen diagnosis. To actively use medical knowledge to solve medical problems.
    2. To provide excellent patient care. To gather data, order diagnostic tests, interpret data, make decisions, perform procedures, manage patient therapies, and work with others to provide patient-focused care.
    3. To encourage and support research by residents in areas including basic science, clinical evaluation technology assessment, and outcomes analysis as applied to diagnostic radiology.
    4. To analyze practice performance and carry out needed improvements. To locate and apply scientific evidence to the care of patients, critically appraise the scientific literature, use the computer to support learning and patient care, and facilitate the learning of other healthcare professionals.
    5. To develop a therapeutic relationship with patients and their families. To use verbal and non-verbal skills to communicate effectively with patients and their families. To work effectively as a team member or leader.
    6. To demonstrate integrity and honesty, accept responsibility, act in the best interest of the patient, and demonstrate sensitivity to the patient's ethnicity, age, and disabilities.
    7. To demonstrate awareness of interdependencies in the healthcare system that affect quality of care. To provide cost-effective care, advocate for quality patient care, and work with hospital management and interdisciplinary teams to improve patient care.
    8. To prepare residents for understanding the different healthcare delivery systems in operation today.
    9. To prepare residents for certification by the American Board of Radiology.
    10. To successfully prepare board-certified diagnostic radiologists to provide effective, competent and cost-effective medical care in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

    The volume and variety of patients at Memorial Health 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.

    Teaching Conferences

    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. 

    Additional Information

    Memorial Health 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.