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Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The Radiology Residency program at Indiana University School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited, four-year program that provides crucial training for trainees 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, as well as equipped to apply for initial certification by the American Board of Radiology.

Radiology Residency in Indianapolis

Medical students who are considering a Radiology Residency in Indianapolis can find out more about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on stipends, benefits, policies and more.

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Clinical Experience with Specialty Experts

The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at IU School of Medicine is dedicated to providing the optimal educational environment for its residents. The Diagnostic Radiology Residency program provides 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 of 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 and Imaging Sciences also provides comprehensive fellowship opportunities. Fellowship positions are available in several subspecialty areas. Although these fellowships are open to graduates of all qualified radiology residencies, graduates of IU School of Medicine's Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences benefit from continuity of training.

The department encourages all residents to gain research experience through opportunities to work with successful faculty researchers and pledges that fund worthy projects. A dedicated Academic Research Track for interested residents provides special training in research techniques and 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 at IU School of Medicine 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 PGY 2 level the following 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.

Apply for Radiology Residency at IUPUI

The IU School of Medicine Radiology Residency program participates in the National Residency Matching Program, utilizing ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service®). As such, applications must be submitted through ERAS.



Program Progression

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

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four
Body Imaging 2 3 3 1-2
Breast Imaging 1 1 1 1
Chest Radiology 2 1 1
Emergency Radiology 1
Interventional Radiology 1 1 1
Neuroradiology 2 2 1 1
Nuclear Medicine 1 1 2 1
Muskuloskeletal Radiology 1 1
Pediatric Radiology 1 1 1
Night Float 1 2 1 2
Research Elective 1
Ball General 1
4th Year Focused Rotations 5-6

Clinical Facilities

Radiology residents train at three Level-1 Trauma centers in downtown Indianapolis (Riley Hospital for Children, IU Health Methodist Hospital, and Eskenazi Hospital) and at Indiana's premier tertiary/ quarternary referral hospital (IU Health University Hospital), also in downtown Indianapolis. These hospitals are all within a quick walk, drive or shuttle ride of each other. In addition, fourth-year radiology residents have the opportunity to take elective rotations at outlying community hospitals to experience a more private practice-like radiology experience in Breast Imaging, Interventional Radiology or General Radiology.