Welcome to the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Our Department is extremely proud of our Radiology Residency training program and our graduates. We strive to combine the latest in technology advances along with the true basics of a radiologic education in a productive but warm teaching environment. Our trainees are exposed to extensive disease pathologies and state-of-the-art imaging techniques providing a truly unique and complete educational experience.
The Diagnostic Radiology Department here at Rush University is one of the oldest in the Midwest and has a longstanding commitment to education having trained some of the nation's most prominent radiologists. We currently have 5 training positions per year for a total of 20 total residents. Current residents regularly serve on local boards of the American College of Radiology and present research at local and national meetings. Our residents routinely acquire excellent fellowship training positions and post training job placements in both academic and private practice settings.
Throughout the four years of training in Diagnostic Radiology the residents are able to rotate through the various sections of the Department. The first training year is spent learning the core basic rotations. In the second year residents rotate at Children's Memorial Hospital for a focused three month pediatric rotation. Within the third year of training our residents travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a four-week course in correlative radiologic-pathology along with trainees from around the country. The fourth year of residency is a more focused training year with the residents acting more as fellows with increased responsibilities and learning opportunities.
The Department is currently in the final stages of preparation for the move into the new East Tower wherein there will be a complete transformation of the imaging equipment and services. We will have cutting edge Siemens technology with the latest in 3T MRI scanners and dual-energy CT machines. As our diagnostic capabilities will greatly expand, our commitment to resident education will also grow with new opportunities in research and clinical endeavors.
Joy S. Sclamberg, MD