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Program Overview

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is committed to providing a well rounded educational experience to residents in every aspect of diagnostic radiology. Our commitment is demonstrated through our patient care, resident education, and teaching. The program's parent institution is the Ohio State University Hospital; while two additional hospitals, Nationwide Children's Hospital, OSU East Hospital, and multiple outpatient centers, collaborate with the University Hospital to provide each resident with the fundamental tools that create a well rounded educational experience in radiology.

Diagnostic Radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic and image therapeutic techniques, including all aspects of radiological diagnosis, nuclear radiology, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, interventional procedures, and the use of other forms of radiant energy.  Our residency program offers a quality graduate Dr. Rosado De Christenson with Residentmedical educational experience of adequate scope and depth in all these associated diagnostic disciplines. We offer an environment that encourages the interchange of knowledge and experience among residents and faculty in the program and with residents and faculty in other major clinical specialties throughout the hospital. Our Radiology Residency Program is a four year training program preceded by a mandatory clinical internship in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or its subspecialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or an ACGME or equivalent accredited transitional year.

Residents begin with an orientation and progressively assume greater responsibilities in utilizing the diagnostic tools necessary for the completion of radiologic consultation and 
interpretation of studies. Residents begin to build a foundation in the terminology used in reports and the approaches for sophisticated procedures such as interventional biopsy, abscess drainage, and angiogram. During rotations through nine subspecialty areas in diagnostic radiology, residents receive instruction and reference materials that reinforce their daily experiences. Each section provides reading lists and many have their own library facilities. Each section has established knowledge-based and procedure-tested goals that residents must meet before assuming greater responsibility for patient care. Each resident's progress is evaluated monthly. 

Hands-on experience is reinforced by a core curriculum that focuses upon the nine clinical subspecialty areas. Faculty and visiting professors provide daily didactic sessions. Support for each of the clinical subspecialties comes from both diagnostic faculty and our research and physics faculty who offer thorough general and radiological physics followed by physics appropriate for radiography, CT, ultrasound, and MRI. A full course in radiation protection and radiology biology is offered annually. Residents also attend and present conferences in clinical subspecialties such as oncology.