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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at The Ohio State University is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience to residents in every aspect of diagnostic radiology. The program’s primary training site is The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (includes the OSU Main Hospital, The Ross Heart Hospital, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, and OSU East Hospital), with Pediatric Radiology training provided at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  In addition, six ambulatory sites (CarePoint Gahanna, CarePoint Lewis Center, Carepoint East, The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, Stoneridge Radiology, and The Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza) supplement the clinical experience at our inpatient sites to provide each resident with the fundamental tools for a well-rounded education in radiology. 

Diagnostic radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic and image-guided therapeutic techniques, including all modalities for radiological diagnosis including nuclear radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, and body and vascular interventional procedures. The residency program at OSUWMC offers a quality graduate medical educational experience of adequate scope and depth in both the clinical and technical aspects of each of these modalities. Our environment encourages interchange of knowledge and experience among residents and faculty in the program and with residents and faculty in other major clinical specialties throughout the health system.

Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program accepts 5 residents per year and is a four-year training program preceded by a mandatory clinical internship in either internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or its subspecialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or an ACGME or equivalent accredited transitional year. Ohio State also has an accredited Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency program, which accepts 2 residents per year. Because the first three years of this program are identical to the Diagnostic program, there will be 21 residents for the first three years (7 residents per class) rotating together through the same rotations.

There are several new programs we have created in the OSU Residency that separate us from other residency programs, including:

  1. iPad Curriculum: Each resident receives an iPad when they enter our program. Last year we implemented a defined course of study to prepare residents for the ABR Core Exam through daily iBook assignments. There is a dedicated assignment each day of each rotation for the first two years of residency. These assignments address all medical knowledge elements in the ABR Core Exam Study Guide, through native content and links to web-based content. Please see a short demonstration at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbNOr351wyA
  2. Virtual Radiology Library: We have begun the transition to a virtual library for Radiology texts. This library includes textbooks available on Clinical Key (over 100 texts) as well as textbooks recommended by our residents and faculty members.
  3. 30-minute study time before each noon conference: This was created to give residents the ability to work on their iBook assignment or to prepare for the upcoming noon conference. The residents are protected from clinical work during this time, and an attending physician from each specialty is designated each day to cover the section for any emergencies.
  4. Resident Cabinet: The residents of each class choose a representative. The Resident Cabinet meets weekly with the Program Director to discuss any issues happening “on the ground” in the program. This is a problem-solving workgroup, and is an important conduit of information between the residents and the Program Director.
  5. No-pull policy: Residents are assigned to certain specialties to meet the educational objectives of the training program, and not to satisfy service needs. This is enforced by the PD who supports changes in resident deployment for educational purposes, and not for service purposes except in situations of unusual duress.

Please see "Application Process" for specific instructions on how to apply to our program.

Program Director: Mark King, MD


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