The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the Oregon Health & Science University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and meets all of the requirements of the American Board of Radiology. This four-year program is designed to offer an educational experience that encompasses all imaging techniques, including all aspects of plain film diagnosis, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. The program is designed to provide balance between supervised case interpretation, didactic lectures, research opportunity, and patient care.
Residents who complete this program choose careers in both private practice and academic radiology and may further specialize in diagnostic radiology. Historically, 75 - 80% of the graduates seek further subspecialization in a fellowship although this percentage is now increasing. Residents, although welcome to stay at OHSU for their fellowship, are encouraged to obtain fellowships at other institutions. Our residents obtain fellowships at other top-notch programs, most recently at UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Mallinckrodt Institute, University of Colorado, University of Utah, University of Washington, and Stanford. Others have remained at OHSU for the fellowship or gone directly into private practice. The Department offers fellowships in body imaging, cardiopulmonary imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, neurointerventional radiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, and women's imaging.
In order to be considered for an interview, candidates for the OHSU Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program must submit an application and all requested materials by November 1st through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applications are only accepted through ERAS.
A complete applicant file must include:
- Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
- Dean's letter
- Official grade transcript
- Letters of recommendation from three physicians or medical scientists who have worked with you recently
- USMLE or equivalent step 1 board scores
After each resident's application file is complete, it is reviewed by the Program Director or his designee. The Radiology Education Committee composed of the Department Chairman, the program director, 4-8 faculty members at large and the chief resident interview candidates for residency from the applications. Approximately 70 candidates are invited for interviews which are scheduled during December and January.
Residents are selected on the basis of academic achievement, the dean's letter and compatibility with the programs goals and intellectual atmosphere.
The OHSU Diagnostic Radiology program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #159962), and adheres to their guidelines. OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Coordinator, Radiology Education