UW Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Washington. 

Information regarding our other available Radiology Residency Programs:

Interventional Radiology Residency

Nuclear Medicine Residency

Radiology is an exciting and ever-changing field. Our world has been rocked by recent events which has altered almost every aspect of our lives. We have adapted with the changes and feel this has made us a stronger department and residency program. We have found new and imaginative ways to maintain our dedication to education while prioritizing the mental and physical well-being of our radiology family.  

Our curriculum is rigorously reviewed to continue providing current, relevant teaching and experience to our residents while affording them the flexibility they need in their training. Residents will rotate through all subspecialties of radiology and complete their core requirements in the first three years of radiology training. The final year can be devoted to research, teaching, early sub-specialization, or in-depth education in more than one field. 

Research is an integral component of our program’s educational mission. All residents undertake a mentored research project during their two-month “Competencies” rotation, and may also schedule up to six months of elective time for research during their residency. 

Our program recognizes the rising importance of artificial intelligence and deep learning  in the future of radiology and we want to help our residents use these tools to become better providers. To prepare our residents for this burgeoning field within radiology, we provide a Deep Learning Pathway in which residents learn the foundations of deep learning within the domain of medical imaging. The course consists of structured online video lectures, programming assignments, and small-group collaborations. Residents may participate in this program throughout their four years at the institution. 

Teaching experience is also integrated into the program for all residents. Residents who are preparing for a career as a clinician-educator may choose the Education Pathway, which will allow additional time in the PGY-5 year to learn how to teach more effectively, to obtain hands-on experience teaching medical students and residents, to create and publish enduring teaching materials, and to conduct research in education. Two residents are allowed to enter this track at the end of the PGY-4 year. 

We have an exciting month-long Global Health rotation, in which two residents per year work in a developing country. In the past few years our residents participated in rotations in Cameroon, India, Nigeria, Croatiaand Tanzania; they found the experiences to be terrific learning opportunities. 

We have a well-established mentorship program which provides a resident mentor and a faculty mentor to every incoming resident. The mentors guide the residents during the course of their career at UW, providing advice on topics as varied as finding the best books to read, excelling during residency, identifying a field of research, and choosing a fellowship and a career path. Residents will also choose a research mentor once they identify an area of interest. 

 Residentrs meeting over Zoom