Clinical Education

Program Structure and Curriculum

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program:

  • 4-year program consisting of a 3-year core curriculum followed by a focused fourth year. 
  • Residents are exposed to the full curriculum prior to their taking the American Board of Radiology Core Examination in the first three years of training. 
  • Core rotations are primarily organized by organ system, conforming to the system used by the American Board of Radiology. 
  • Additional rotations in specific modalities and subspecialties are also included such as CT, MR, Nuclear Medicine, US, Vascular-Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology and Emergency Medicine. 
  • All residents attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (formerly known as the AFIP), typically in the PGY-4 year.
  • Our program also offers the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology pathway for residents interested in a career in IR.

Training for the fourth year residents
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Program:

  • 12-Month curriculum in the 4th year of the Diagnostic Radiology Program
  • Provides residents with the Interventional Radiology procedural requirements mandated by the ACGME and qualifies the resident for advanced entry into an Independent Interventional Residency program

Focused advance rotation options:

  • 6-month research elective
  • Two 6-month focused concentrations 
  • 12-month focused concentration.

Resident electives options:

  • A global health rotation 
  • A clinician-educator elective aimed at enhancing the resident’s skills as an educator 
  • A “clinical block” elective which allows a fourth year resident to rotate through the clinical services in the chosen area of their fellowship. The clinical block elective allows residents to become integrated in the clinical services and get a better understanding of how clinicians in these clinical services use imaging
  • Practice elective