From the start, the UVA Radiology and Medical Imaging Residency Program emphasizes community and team building. First year residents get the chance to participate in the Poplar Ridge Challenge Course program, which builds teamwork through unique problems and simulations. Located in a lush wooded area right on UVA Grounds, the program provides an excellent opportunity for residents to get to know their classmates outside the clinical setting.
The sense of camaraderie continues throughout the Residency Program with multiple outside events and opportunities. There are a number of social gatherings held throughout the academic year, and between our own intramural softball team, "The X-Ray", and the local municipal intramural sport teams (soccer, kickball, etc) there are always sports to play or cheer for.
Opportunities abound, including outings such as field trips and picnics, lively athletic programs, as well as the diverse array of cultural opportunities offered by both UVA and Charlottesville. The University has created an extensive listing to help those looking to take advantage of all these opportunities. Check out what Charlottesville has to offer >>
We are also located a short distance from Washington D.C., Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Appalachian Trail, and many other recreational and travel opportunities.
With our large number of residents from all backgrounds and in all stages of life, our program takes pride in both diversity and our sense of community. Each year our program attracts a broad range of individuals and regardless of what year or type of resident, all residents in the program are highly respected and form lasting friendships.
Our Alumni Association, the Keats Society, takes an active role in promoting the interests of the current and former residents. The Society hosts welcoming sessions every year when the matches are announced and when the fourth year residents graduate. A cocktail reception is held yearly at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, which is a great opportunity for current and former residents to interact. The Keats Society also holds a spring Homecoming biennially.