At the MU School of Medicine Department of Radiology, we have an exemplary faculty with specialists in all areas of radiology.
To maintain close communication among residents, faculty and administration, we aim to keep the faculty-to-resident ratio at 1 to 1. Our residents consistently score well on their board examinations and find success post-graduation. For the past several years, about half of our residents have gone directly into private practice and half have continued on into fellowships in various areas.
The Diagnostic Radiology residency program at the University of Missouri School of Medicine offers premier graduate training in all areas of diagnostic radiology, including neuroradiology, interventional radiology, CT, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, and MRI, as well as bone, chest, GI/GU, mammography, and pediatrics imaging. We currently accept five residents into our program each year.
Nuclear Medicine Residency
Each year, we accept one individual for our Nuclear Medicine Residency program. This ACGME-accredited program provides exceptional training in the full spectrum of nuclear medicine including SPECT/CT, PET/CT, nuclear cardiology, and radionuclide therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions about Residency
Do I need to apply for a transitional year?
Do you have a minimum score requirement?
Do you accept international graduates into your program?
- We consider all applications submitted to us; however, we do give precedence to LCME schools
Do you consider applications from DOs?
- We have many DO’s within our program and accept COMLEX scores for submission. It may be beneficial for applicants to have also taken Step 1 of the USMLE. It is important to note that all osteopathic applicants must complete an ACGME-accredited internship prior to entering an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology program.
How many residency positions are available?
- Five residency positions are available for each class
What is the night float and call system?
- Night float consists of two-week rotations in which a junior and senior resident cover night duties on Sunday through Thursday nights. Evening call is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is covered by junior residents. Weekend call consists of Friday and Saturday nights, and Saturday and Sunday days, and is scheduled on a rotating basis. A separate holiday call schedule allows residents to divide up holiday call based on prioritized requests.
What is the volume of radiological studies performed at the University of Missouri Health Care?
- Approximately 120,000 radiological studies are performed each year. The radiology department is equipped with three multi-detector CT scanners, three MRI units (including a 3-Tesla magnet), a PET scanner, two digital fluoroscopy systems, and a dedicated angiography suite. The department is also completely PACS-equipped.
What facilities participate in resident training?
- The primary clinical institution is University of Missouri Health Care, however residents also rotate through Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital, Women's and Children's Hospital, and the Missouri Orthopedic Institute.
Are funds available for educational needs?
- Each resident is allotted a $1000 educational fund for each of the four years of their participation in the program to be used for books, journals, and meeting expenses In addition, the department provides the Brant and Helms radiology text to each PGY2 resident.