Nuclear Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program

Saint Louis University’s three-year nuclear medicine residency training program provides clinical experience and didactic instruction in all phases of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine to prepare qualified physicians for the full-time practice of nuclear medicine.

We also strongly encourage residents to pursue the opportunity to perform clinical and basic research during their residency.

Nuclear Medicine Training

SLU offers a three-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved residency and a one-year non-ACGME PET/CT fellowship.

SLU’s nuclear medicine division provides a diversity of clinical experiences across a full spectrum of adult patients at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and the VA Saint Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division, as well as a pediatric population from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The residency experience is individualized through special rotations in radiology and different sections of nuclear medicine to gain additional skills and ensure balanced training. A graded increase in resident responsibility occurs over the three-year training period.

Equipment

  • In-house cyclotron
  • PET/CT (64 slice)
  • Three two-detector gamma cameras
  • One single detector (SPECT capable) gamma camera
  • One uptake probe

Procedures

Residents gain experience with all diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging and non-imaging procedures, as well as with a wide range of nuclear medicine therapeutic applications.

Application Process

Requirements

Applicants for SLU’s nuclear medicine residency training program must have completed a minimum of one year of post-graduate training in an ACGME-approved residency program. This training is commonly in medicine, pathology or radiology but not necessarily limited to these specialties. Candidates may also be board certified or board eligible in any of these disciplines.

Upon successful completion of our three-year nuclear medicine program, residents are eligible to sit for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) certifying exam.

The PET/CT fellowship is also open to applicants who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited nuclear medicine program. Fellows are not qualified for further board certification. Applications for the PET/CT fellowship will be accepted during the second year of nuclear medicine residency.

Applications

This residency does not currently use the Electronic Residency Application Service or go through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  Applications are accepted by completing a universal application form and submitting it by December 31.  

You must provide your CV and at least three current letters of recommendation. Please be sure to include your email address on the first page of the application.

Applications should be sent to:

Medhat Osman, M.D.
Director
Division of Nuclear Medicine, FDT-2
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1402 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
mosman@slu.edu