Radiology Residency

Diagnostic Radiology 2019 residents and fellows

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 X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, CT, 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 fellowship or gone directly into private practice. The Department offers fellowships in body imaging, cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal Imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, women's imaging, research and interventional radiology.

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Dr. Foster teaching Ultrasound biopsy skills lab for Diagnostic Radiology.

Application process

After each candidate'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 selected from the applications. Approximately 70 candidates are invited for interviews which are scheduled during December and January. This program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #159962) and adheres to their guidelines.

Residents are selected on the basis of academic achievement, the dean's letter and compatibility with the programs goals and intellectual atmosphere. All accepted residents are graduates of an approved school of medicine or osteopathy, have completed one year of post graduate clinical training, and have completed basic life support training. All residents are required to be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Oregon prior to beginning and throughout their training commitment. OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All foreign applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization.

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). In order to be considered for an interview, candidates for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program or the integrated Interventional Radiology Residency, must submit an application file by November 1st.  Interviews are scheduled during November, December and January.

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The complete applicant file submitted to ERAS must include:

  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Official grade transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation from physicians or medical scientists who have worked with you recently
  • USMLE step 1 board scores

For additional information or questions contact Gayle Gaddis, Radiology Residency Coordinator at 503-494-5266.

OHSU integrated interventional radiology residency

The Charles T. Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology was established as an independent multidisciplinary division of the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1990. The Institute is named for Charles T. Dotter, who invented angioplasty at the then University of Oregon Medical School in 1964. The first intravascular stents, the TIPS procedure, embolization for GI bleeding, and transjugular liver biopsy also originated in Oregon. The institute's mission is to advance image-guided interventions through clinical practice, teaching, and research. The Body Intervention and Neurointerventional sections perform a full range of procedures, have active outpatient and inpatient clinical services,and actively participate in clinical research ranging from industry and NIH sponsored trials to Dotter Institute IDEs. The research laboratory is actively engaged in a broad range of translational studies with dedicated research staff and fellows. Many of the past international research fellows are now leading departments in Asia and Europe.

The OHSU Integrated Interventional Residency is approved for two positions matched per year. The R1-R3 years will be primarily in the Department of Radiology, and the R4-R5 years will be primarily in the Dotter Institute. IR residents participate in the clinical and procedural care of abroad range of patients and conditions, including oncology, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease, aortic disease, biliary disease, genitourinary diseases, neurologic diseases amenable to interventions, trauma, solid organ transplantation, pediatric patients, drainages, and alimentary access. Clinical IR rotations are divided between OHSU and the Portland VA hospital (the Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients are currently treated at OHSU). Residents also rotate on theNeurointerventional service, and on Vascular Surgery. The residents are supported by three advanced practitioners (two for Body and one for Neurointerventional sections). Daily work conferences are supplemented by weekly didactic conferences and numerous multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards. In addition to the clinical rotations described above, the integrated IR residents will have an ICU rotation. IR residents will train along with the VIR fellows until June 30, 2020. Subsequently, only Integratedand Independent IR positions will be offered.