About the Residency Program
Department of Radiology residents emerge from their four years of graduate medical education as highly qualified radiologists. Our residents succeed by balancing three important processes: strong clinical education during the workday; dedicated organized study time outside of work; and focused personal time to experience life apart from work.
Clinical experience covers all imaging modalities, including plain radiography, fluoroscopy, CT (including high resolution CT and 64 slice cardiac imaging as well as CTA), MR (including perfusion and diffusion imaging as well as MRA), PET, PET/CT, angiography, radionuclide imaging and treatment, ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, mammography, image guided intervention including all imaging modalities as guidance systems. Curriculum also includes physics, non-interpretive topics, and is in full compliance with ACGME program requirements.
Residents are presented with a superb progression of increasing autonomy and independence within the structure of a clinical care system
Diagnostic Radiology trainees will find a breadth and depth of pathology that can only be found in a large culturally diverse urban university medical center.
Residents are presented with a superb progression of increasing autonomy and independence within the structure of a clinical care system designed to ensure optimal patient care, optimal patient safety and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
The mission of the USC Diagnostic Residency Program is to:
- Train physicians to become diagnostic radiologists according the requirements of the ACGME for Graduate Medical Education in Diagnostic Radiology
- Achieve and maintain a 100% first time pass rate for residents on the American Board of Radiology Core and Certification examinations in Diagnostic Radiology
- Ensure that all graduates are life-long learners prepared to participate in the American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification process for the entirety of their careers
- Inspire resident graduates to pursue careers in academic medicine concentrating on teaching future radiologists and/or radiology research
- Allow and assist each resident to develop into a mature professional who puts the needs of others first in the workplace. Aspects of professionalism to be developed include cultural sensitivity, communication skills, compassion, accountability, and commitment to career-long quality improvement.