Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The Radiology Residency program at IU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited four-year program that provides training crucial for physicians to become competent in all areas of diagnostic and interventional radiology. This program leverages the unique resources available through the school’s partnership with one of the leading hospital systems in the country (IU Health). Residents who complete this program are well-prepared for subsequent fellowship training in all radiology subspecialties or for general private practice radiology and to apply for initial certification by the American Board of Radiology.

Clinical Experience with Specialty Experts

At IU School of Medicine, the Department of Radiology is dedicated to providing the optimal educational environment for its residents. The Radiology Residency program draws on the the department can provide each resident with side-by-side educational staffing sessions with faculty for most diagnostic cases. Feedback from these national experts is carefully tailored to the resident’s level and progress. Residents benefit from their participation as a vital component to each radiology subspecialty service.

The patient population served by the radiology team at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis is incredibly varied and includes patients from world-renowned Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health; Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, the city’s newly constructed county hospital; IU Health Methodist Hospital, the largest private-practice hospital in the state; inpatients and outpatients from IU Health University Hospital, the state’s academic center; and a variety of community hospitals.

Fellowship and Research Opportunities

The Department of Radiology also provides a comprehensive fellowship program. Fellowship positions are available in several subspecialty areas. Although these fellowships are open to all graduates of radiology residencies, graduates of IU School of Medicine Department of Radiology benefit from convenient access.

The department encourages all residents to gain research experience and provides opportunities to work with successful faculty researchers and pledge to fund worthy projects. A dedicated Academic Research Track for interested residents provides additional time away from clinical duties to develop projects and to present work at recognized professional meetings and conferences.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the diagnostic radiology residency program may apply during their final year of medical education but are required to have a medical degree when they begin their training. The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences considers allopathic and osteopathic trainees as well as international applicants (with an ECFMG certificate).

Annually, a total of 11 positions are available for this residency program through ERAS. Two positions are Categorical and nine are Advanced.

The American Board of Radiology requires a clinical year of training before diagnostic radiology training, so applicants must either apply to a clinical internship or have already completed one at an ACGME-accredited program. IU School of Medicine offers two Categorical Positions that incorporate an internal medicine internship, followed by Radiology at the PGY2 level the next year.

Interested students apply to only one program and can decide whether they prefer the Categorical or Advanced program at the time of ranking. Applicants can put one or both programs on their rank list. Several internships are available in the nearby area, and radiology residents are encouraged to take Transitional or Surgery internships. Three excellent transitional internships are offered in Indiana: the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year program, the St. Vincent Hospital program in Indianapolis, and the transitional internship program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. A surgery internship is available at IU School of Medicine as well as an Internal Medicine internship.

Program Progression

Thirteen rotations each year are designed to facilitate appropriate progression through the residency:

 Year OneYear TwoYear ThreeYear Four
Body Imaging2331-2
Breast Imaging1111
Chest Radiology211
Emergency Radiology1
Interventional Radiology111
Nuclear Medicine1121
Muskuloskeletal Radiology11
Pediatric Radiology111
Night Float1212
Research Elective1
Ball General1
4th Year Focused Rotations5-6

Clinical Facilities

Radiology residents train at the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus clinical facilities located downtown—all of which are connected by the People Mover—as well as numerous off-site medical centers and clinics.