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 diverse clinical experiences across a full spectrum of adult patients at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, the VA Saint Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division, and 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.
- In-house cyclotron
- PET/CT (64 slice)
- Three two-detector gamma cameras
- One single detector (SPECT capable) gamma camera
- One uptake probe
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.
Applicants for SLU’s nuclear medicine residency training program must have completed at least one year of post-graduate training in an ACGME-approved residency program. This training is commonly in medicine, pathology or radiology but is 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. PET/CT fellowship applications will be accepted during the second year of nuclear medicine residency.
This residency does not use the Electronic Residency Application Service or go through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must complete a universal application form and submit it by December 31.
You must provide your CV and at least three current letters of recommendation. Include your email address on the first page of the application.
Send applications to:
Medhat Osman, M.D.
Division of Nuclear Medicine, FDT-2
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1402 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104