Program Overview—What Makes us Unique?
The University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital offers a American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited four-year residency in diagnostic radiology. The residency program extends from Post Graduate Year PGY-2 through PGY-5. Successful completion of an ACGME approved clinical PGY-1 is necessary before commencing radiology training.
The radiology residency radiology provides experience in general diagnostic radiology through sub-specialty areas of pulmonary, abdominal, emergency, neurological, musculoskeletal, and pediatric radiology. Skilled interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, and computed radiography is an important focus of the program. Training in women's imaging, vascular and interventional procedures, and radiation physics round-out a comprehensive curriculum which meets or exceeds American Board of Radiology (ABR) requirements.
The Department of Imaging Sciences performs over 600,000 examinations annually at Strong Memorial Hospital and its outpatient facilities. An additional 70,000 examinations are performed each year at nearby Highland Hospital.
Specialty rotations are assigned at levels of increasing sophistication and experience. Individual responsibilities for procedures, film interpretation, teaching, and consultation are expanded as the resident advances through the program.
A faculty of full and part-time board-certified radiologists and Ph.D.s with subspecialty expertise in their respective areas participates in supervision, teaching, and research.