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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

The Saint Louis University Department of Radiology offers a four-year fully-accredited residency program in diagnostic radiology. Available after the completion of one year of postgraduate training, the program emphasizes broad training in diagnostic radiology within an academic medical environment with some exposure to the private practice setting.

Program Overview 

The SLU Diagnostic Radiology program provides comprehensive training in radiology in a subspecialized academic setting. We are committed to a culture focusing on clinical excellence, patient safety, and superior resident education. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We have a total of 24 residents with 6 residents in each class and an additional DR/IR resident every year, making it 28 residents total. Resident training takes place at four major area hospitals:

Through progressive responsibility, residents acquire the skills to accurately and efficiently interpret imaging studies and perform image-guided procedures across all modalities. Rotations are four weeks long and include general diagnostic imaging, pediatrics, neurological CT, body CT, neurological MR, body MR, ultrasound, musculoskeletal, cardiac, obstetrics, breast, body procedures, interventional and nuclear medicine. We have a total of 28 diagnostic radiology residents. We also offer an ACGME approved ESIR pathway (1 position per year).

We moved to new Grand New SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital September 1, 2020.

We are conducting virtual open houses during the application and interview season to provide interested applicants an opportunity to talk with our residents.

Register for the Open House

Program Highlights

Call Experience
  • Independent overnight call which helps to develops skills, builds confidence, and simulates private practice 

  • Two residents on-call at all times

  • No call in R1 year until June

  • ‘Discrepancy system’ built in PACS to give feedback to residents on cases taken during call

  • Flexible call scheduling to allow call switches

  • Artificial Intelligence software from AIDoc installed on workstations
Flexible Vacation Scheduling
  • Ability to use vacation time from single days to 2 weeks at a time

  • Vacation requests allowed on short notice

  • Requests are encouraged to be submitted 30 days in advance

Teaching Opportunities  
  • Medical students

  • Residents from other specialties

Research Activities
  • At least one scholarly project is required for Graduation

  • Several faculty members actively engaged in research

  • Dedicated research coordinator for the department

  • mPOWER Clinical analytics system available for research projects

  • Flexible scheduling to allow for academic conference attendance

  • Research meeting quarterly

  • Protected time from 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. everyday

  • Mix of teaching conferences including Didactics and case-based lectures

  • Book reviews – currently Core Radiology and Neuroradiology-The Requisites

  • Journal club - monthly

  • Quality improvement conferences – weekly – including discordant cases, follow-up cases

  • Visiting professor program - more than 10 distinguished Radiologists per year from all sub-specialties are invited to give Grand Rounds and case review sessions

  • Resident participation in Multi-disciplinary conferences