Training Program

The program is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Radiology. All residents must complete a clinical internship prior to beginning this program.

Four years of diagnostic radiology training are then required. Annual appointments beginning each July 1 are renewable yearly upon satisfactory performance and progress during the previous year.

In any given year, a variable number of fellows in different subspecialties are in training in the department. Care is taken to be certain that fellows do not supplant residents for faculty time or case material.

Current Schedule of Rotations in Diagnostic Radiology

The prototype program for the residency rotations is as follows:

Rotation
Rotations in Each Year of Residency (in weeks)
  First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year TOTAL
Abdominal Fluoro/MR
 4
 2
 4
 
 10
Ultrasonography
 6
 2
 4
 
 12
Abdominal CT
 4
 2
 2
 
 8
VA Imaging
 6
 5
   
 11
VA Interventional    
 2
 4
 6
UM Interventional
 4
 2
   
 6
Neurointerventional
   
 2
 
 2
Neuroradiology
 4
 4
 4
 
 12
Thoracic
 6
 4
 2
 
 12
Cardiac
   
 4
 
 4
Musculoskeletal
 6
 2
 4
 
 12
Pediatric
 4
 4
 4
 
 12
Trauma
 2
 2
 2
 
 6
Emergency
 
 11
   
 11
Nuclear Medicine
4
4
6
2
16
Breast Imaging
4
4
4
12
Float
2
2
2
2
8
Scholarly Activity
2
2
4
AIRP
4
4
Elective
40
40
TOTAL
52
52
52
52
208

This might be considered the ideal rotation schedule, but the system allows a great deal of flexibility.  With the transition to the new American Board of Radiology Examination schedule in 2013, the 4th-year curriculum is now individualized for each resident to accommodate both short and long rotations.

Imaging Physics

All aspects of imaging physics are taught by dedicated physics faculty in the department on a continuing basis and comprehensively reviewed in the year in which the resident is to take the American Board of Radiology Exam.

Scheduling

Radiology residents have night call duty and remain in the hospital overnight, with 24-hour in-house attending oversight. Independent resident in-house call begins in July of the second year, with an average of six 2-week blocks. Weekends are covered on a rotating basis.

A second resident covering angiography and special procedures also remains in the hospital overnight. Call residents are relieved of duty the following work day. Faculty and fellows also maintain call schedules in general radiology, special procedure areas, and nuclear medicine.

The total working hours for residency, resident call, and authorized moonlighting are not allowed to exceed 80 working hours per week. Unauthorized moonlighting is prohibited.

For more information about the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine or to contact one of our radiologists, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).

This page was last updated: July 17, 2013

         
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