Radiology and Medical Imaging Residency at the University of Virginia
The UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging offers a four-year ACGME-accredited Residency Training Program in diagnostic radiology—one of the most diverse disciplines in the field of medicine. Our Residency Program is considered one of the best in the country and admission is highly competitive for the ten resident positions available each year. One position is reserved for those interested in a dedicated research training experience and two positions are designated for applicants who want to pursue a career in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR).
We aim to develop within the resident the skills and interpretive ability necessary to perform as a competent clinical diagnostic radiologist and to encourage critical thinking and creativity as a basis for sound clinical practice. Residents are exposed to all aspects of radiology and medical imaging in our eight sub-specialty areas and learn a disciplined approach to medical problem solving and decision making. A comprehensive understanding of medical imaging techniques is emphasized, followed by hands-on experience that will challenge residents to assume greater responsibilities as the training progresses.
Upon completion of training, residents will be well prepared to perform and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures and be acquainted with numerous investigational procedures. They will be able to serve as consultants in the appropriate selection of diagnostic exams. And above all, residents will be well-versed in performing their duties with collegiality and a keen sensitivity for the physical and psychological well being of patients, residents, faculty, and staff.
The UVA Health System includes a 604-bed hospital, level I trauma center, NCI-designated cancer center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. Imaging services are available at the main University Hospital, Hospital West, the new Children's Hospital, NCI Designated UVA Cancer Center, Diagnostic Imaging Centers at Fontaine Research Park and Northridge Transitional Care Facility, Charlottesville Breast Care Center, Orange County Diagnostic and Mammography Center, UVA Imaging Zion Crossroads, and mobile mammography coach.
With significant invesment in technology, the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging employs some of the most modern and innovative radiographic and imaging technology available. We are heavily engaged in the clinical use and development of computerized tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and vascular and interventional radiology. Over the past year, our department performed more than 222,500 plain films; 56,000 CT scans; 41,000 ultrasound exams; 35,000 MRI scans; 26,000 breast imaging exams; 3,300 interventional radiology procedures, and approximately 70,000 other imaging exams/or procedures.
UVA's Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging has an outstanding research infrastructure and strongly supports active resident participation in research. While broad in scope, our Medical Imaging Research Division has particular strengths in cardiovascular imaging, neuroscience imaging, lung imaging, MRI pulse sequence development, and small animal imaging. One resident per year is accepted into the Radiology Research Residency, and our diagnostic and IR track residents participate in research during their time in residency as well; some join ongoing research projects, while others initiate their own projects. Many residents present their work at national meetings and a competitive internal funding program is in place for radiology trainees to financially support resident research.
Many of our faculty members are nationally and internationally acknowledged as experts in their sub-specialty areas of practice, having made widely recognized contributions to clinical care, the education of trainees, and innovative imaging research. The Department currently consists of 53 Clinical Faculty, 13 Research Faculty, 40 Residents and 27 Fellows and Instructors in Training.
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The Charlottesville and Albemarle County area is comprised of a thriving population of over 150,000 residents. Approximately 110 miles southwest of Washington DC, and 70 miles west of Richmond, this nationally recognized and award-winning city is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.
Affectionately known as "C'ville," the area is home to an abundance of cultural, historical, and recreational activities. The strikingly scenic region boasts a highly educated workforce, excellent school systems, high quality health care, and affordable living. Residents pride themselves on our local heritage and strong history of tradition along with the area's natural beauty and an abundance of diverse year-round happenings.
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