HUP Residency - Residency Program

The preferred traditional clinical track is a five-year program consisting of a three year core curriculum followed by a focused fourth year that is part of one of our many two year programs/fellowships that are offered. Alternatively an individualized fourth year can be created in conjunction with the program director with a traditional one year fellowship to follow. Core curriculum includes basic and advanced instruction in radiological procedures and image interpretation of all radiological subspecialties. This includes time spent at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Both of these institutions are a short walk from HUP and are staffed by faculty, residents and fellows from the University of Pennsylvania system. In addition, there is a three-month pediatric radiology rotation at the world-renowned Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a four-week rotation on radiological pathology at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology in Silver Springs Maryland.

Divided into 39 four-week blocks, the first three years of residency include all required training to master general radiology and the "Core Exam" and will include rotations in CT, US, Chest, Bone, GI, GU, MRI, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular, Breast, Nuclear Medicine/PET, Nuclear Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine Physics. In addition second year residents will experience Night Float and third year residents will go to the AIRP. For each month of rotation, goals, objectives and suggested readings with progressive responsibilities and expectations are distributed to the resident.

Class of 2017

Class of 2017

The program offers a flexible fourth year. Residents can begin a two year fellowship in one of the following disciplines: Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Oncologic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Women's Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Abdominal Imaging or Pediatrics. The year is structured in ten four week blocks and will allow residents to develop broad clinical, radiological, and basic scientific expertise as well as research competence in the chosen subspecialty. Alternatively an individualized program can be created in conjunction with the program director. Concentration areas can be put together with an infinite number of possibilities in both traditional (MSK, CVI, Thoracic, Abdominal, Neuroradiology, Pediatrics, Nuclear Medicine/PET) and non-traditional (Business, Operations, Health Service, Informatics) areas. In addition we offer the 16-month residency pathway to Nuclear Radiology subspecialty certification (within a 48-month Diagnostic Radiology residency). Two blocks of the fourth year will be spent operating in a more independent fashion doing senior 2 to 10 PM rotation at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Night Float at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe time spent in this fashion will reinforce the skill sets needed to successfully complete the Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology portion of the new certifying exam.

Class of 2016 at the annual Welcome Barbecue

Class of 2016 at the annual Welcome Barbecue

The Radiology training at the University of Pennsylvania program fosters and facilitates original research by the resident. It is an ACGME requirement that residents engage in a scholarly project during their residency the results of which must be published or presented at institutional, local, regional, or national meeting. This requirement is strongly embraced by the department and is considered achieving minimum satisfaction in meeting the research component of our educational mission.

Residents participate in a two week mini-rotation on "How to be an Academic Radiologist" during the first year of radiology residency. This begins residents' research projects. Residents can request the equivalent of one half day per week or 2 days per block of dedicated research time during their first three years of training. Research blocks are built into all the two year programs.