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.
The primary clinical institution is University of Missouri Health Care, which includes Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Residents also rotate through the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. The emphasis in all of our teaching services is to provide a hands-on educational experience and maintain a faculty-to-resident ratio of approximately one to one.
Residents completing our program are well-versed in all areas, providing them options of either seeking employment in private practice or continuing their academic training as a fellow. We expect our residents to exhibit competence not only in interpretation of examinations, but also in the performance of radiographic procedures, including angiography, myelography, angioplasty, percutaneous biopsy, and drainage procedures.
We encourage research by our residents and provide an education fund that enables residents to attend conferences and seminars. As part of the educational process, residents are required to attend conferences twice per day. There is an intensive physics preparation during the spring months and several intradepartmental conferences involving pathology, chest and neurology.
How to apply
All of our applications are processed through The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We have five positions available per year that are filled as part of the match. We require three letters of reference, at least one of them from a radiologist. We have no cutoff score for USMLE, but do consider the scores in our selection process.