Following a one year ACGME approved clinical internship, residents join us for a 4 year program in Diagnostic Radiology. Residents rotate through subspecialty sections staffed by expert faculty trained in that specific area. Core rotations include Thoracic, Body (includes ultrasound), Neuro, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, ER/Trauma, Nuclear, Pediatric and Interventional Imaging. Broad exposure to diverse pathology and complex diseases in various stages of presentation comes from the large volume and diversity of the patients seen at Jackson Memorial Hospital. There are inpatient and outpatient procedures for all age groups, from premature infants to the geriatrics.
Procedures and examinations are performed and interpreted by the resident with, or under the direct supervision of, a faculty radiologist. Naturally, there is graduated responsibility, with the resident assuming more autonomy over the course of the four years. Along with patient care, the resident receives training in the fundamentals of radiologic and nuclear medicine technology, radiologic and nuclear physics, radiation biology, radiation protection, and informatics. Formal teaching sessions are held on a regular basis daily. Noon conferences are provided each day by a faculty or guest radiologist based on a two year radiology curriculum. A weekly morning conference is directed by one of the residents covering a specific topic. Throughout each day, various sections have teaching, tumor boards or multidisciplinary conferences in their particular specialty.
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 44 Residents
Duration: 4 Years
Postgraduate Training Required: One preliminary or transitional year
U.S. Citizenship Required: No, but preference is given to US Citizens.
- Jackson Memorial Hospital
- University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained fellowship positions at:
- University of Miami
- Emory University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Northwestern University
- New York University
- Mount Sinai
- Medical University of South Carolina
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Maryland
- Baylor University
Applicants to the program should have passed USMLE Step 1. USMLE Step 2 should be passed before entering the program. Appointment will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of the prerequisite ACGME approved internship as documented in writing by the director of the prerequisite program. USMLE Step 3 is required to be completed before the end of the first year in our program.
The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) each year. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and while we have no formal deadline, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Interviews are held from October through February each year in accordance with ERAS and NRMP guidelines. Interviews occur on scheduled Mondays throughout the interview season. There is a pre-interview dinner on the Sunday evening before interview day with current residents.
Residents rotate through the core rotations every year except during the senior year when they might choose to do a mini-fellowship. Each year is divided up into four week blocks. Three blocks during the second and fourth year and one block during the first year are ER/Trauma call.
Board Exam Requirements
Graduates from our residency program are eligible to sit for the ABR Core and Certifying examinations. A resident is eligible to take the Core Examination in the 36th month of diagnostic radiology training, and must take the examination at the first administration offered. The Final certifying exam is taken 15 months after residency.
Educational & Other Experience
The fourth (senior) year is very flexible and residents are permitted to select focused training in a subspecialty for up to six months. Traditionally known as “mini-fellowships,” these experiences leave residents with an in depth experience where they act as fellows with increased responsibilities and training opportunities. Residents who choose not to do a six month focused training can do two to three month focused rotation or any combination that has educational merit.
One resident in each class can enter the informatics tract where they work on informatics related projects throughout all four years.
Our interventional radiology experience is geared to getting residents competent in performing procedures as primary operator as soon as possible. While there is a strong focus in gaining competency in the standard, basic IR procedures, residents will participate in advanced vascular and interventional oncology procedures as well.
All residents are permitted to take six weeks of dedicated research time throughout the 4 years. Timing is flexible so residents can maximize the benefit of taking research time that best fits their research schedule. Residents have participated in clinical, translational and basic science projects in collaboration with colleagues throughout the University. Partial funding support is available for residents to present their work at national conferences.
Resident ER call consists of 12 hour shifts in the ER/Trauma center. Housestaff can also expect to take about one weekend call per month.