Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The diagnostic radiology residency provides world-class educational opportunities with an emphasis on competence and compassionate patient care. We foster a warm, friendly environment where you can achieve optimal personal performance. Graduates are well-prepared for success on written and oral board examinations. Many of our residents hold prestigious academic appointments and/or have begun successful private practices throughout the country.

Residents benefit from the high caseload of Rush University Medical Center’s busy tertiary facility, where more than 332,000 radiology examinations are performed annually. You’ll take an active role in image interpretation and in performing radiologic procedures, while obtaining hands-on experience in angiographic and interventional procedures, ultrasonic scanning and MRI operation.

Rush’s Boler Centers for Advanced Imaging house one of the most advanced radiology departments in the country. It is also one of only three interventional platforms in the U.S.

Residency highlights

  • Diverse resident rotations include experience in a busy Rush outpatient facility. Second-year residents spend three months at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, one of the country’s top-rated pediatric hospitals.
  • You’ll be supervised by attending radiologists and enjoy frequent one-on-one teaching sessions throughout all four years of residency.
  • Prominent guest lecturers, outstanding scholars from other institutions and experts from clinical departments at Rush are active participants in our educational program.
  • You’ll have opportunities to critically review journal articles and present analysis to faculty and others at journal club conferences.
  • An elective clerkship rotation gives you the opportunity to provide intensive one-on-one and group teaching to medical students, fellow postgraduates and visiting scholars from other countries.
  • Teaching file and library facilities offer vast resources. You’ll enjoy full access to GE PACS, StatDX, Amirsys teaching files, Up-to-Date and IMAIOS.
  • You’re encouraged to join in the research activities of the department, although research projects are not mandatory.

How to apply

Our program offers five positions each year. Applicants must have a medical degree from an approved institution and one year of postgraduate clinical training prior to beginning the radiology residency.

U.S. medical students should contact their dean’s office for further information. Candidates graduated from medical school outside the U.S. must have passed the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

We accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service. Candidates should review specific requirements in section 3.0 of policies of the National Resident Matching Program. Our program’s official NRMP code is 114762.

Please also include the following:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • U.S. medical licensing examination scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

Due to the large number of applicants, personal interviews with every applicant are not possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Lakesha Hudson, program coordinator, at lakesha_hudson@rush.edu or (312) 942-5509.

You may also contact us by mail at:

Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60612-3864