Graduate Medical Education


Radiology Residency

The training program will focus on a true apprentice model of education with daily resident and faculty readout sessions in each of the 8 recognized clinical subspecialties of radiology (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Breast Imaging, Cardiothoracic, Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics, Interventional Radiology and Body Imaging). Each rotation has clear goals and objectives that are carefully crafted and integrated into the curriculum by our subspecialty trained core faculty.

St. Luke's wants you to continue to grow and develop your skills as a radiologist during each year you spend in our residency. We expect that you will assume graduated clinical responsibilities, progressively learn advanced imaging and take on more complex cases and volume over the course of four years.

Table: The information below provides an illustrative example of the rotation schedule. Please note that specifics are subject to change as updates and enhancements to program are continually made to improve the resident learning experience.

Plain film Fluoro 8 weeks 2 weeks    
Body CT 6 weeks 6 weeks 4 weeks  
Body MR 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks  
Chest 6 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks  
Cardiac   2 weeks 2 weeks  
MSK 6 weeks 6 weeks 4 weeks  
Neuro 6 weeks 6 weeks 4 weeks
Peds 4 weeks 4 weeks
US/OB/Vasc 6 weeks 8 weeks 2 weeks
Breast 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Nuc Med 6 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks
IR 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
MiddleHawk 4 weeks 3 weeks
NightHawk 3.5 weeks 4 weeks
AIRP 4 weeks
PQI/research 2.5 weeks 1 week
Elective 30 weeks
Introductory Course 2 weeks
Procedural Academy 4 weeks

Year 1

During the first year you will rotate through plain film, fluoroscopy, abdominal imaging, thoracic imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology and emergency imaging. The primary goal will be exposure to these various modalities and to learn the fundamentals of radiology. The first two weeks of this year incorporate a short introductory course to get you acclimated to the field and our department. Weekend daytime call will focus on plain film and ultrasound interpretation.


Year 2

During the second year, your rotation schedule will begin to incorporate mammography, pediatric imaging, cardiac imaging and vascular US in addition to the core rotations listed above. You will also participate in weekend daytime call focusing on CT interpretation to increase your exposure in emergency imaging and get a flavor of the experiences encountered on middlehawk and nighthawk rotations.


Year 3

The third-year rotation schedule will also incorporate OB US (2nd/3rd trimester) and AIRP. AIRP will be offered to you as both virtual and in-person options with housing provided if in-person attendance is requested. You will begin to participate in middlehawk evening and nighthawk overnight shifts during this year, the details of which are outlined under the call system section of the website. Two and a half weeks will also be reserved for dedicated work on research and PQI projects.


Year 4

During the fourth year the resident will be offered six months of elective time to pursue a “mini-fellowship” in the specialty of their choice. This could be further divided into two three-month blocks depending on the resident’s preference and future career goals as an attending radiologist. Opportunities for electives include, but are not limited to, research, leadership and radiology administration, informatics, pain management, oncology, musculoskeletal imaging, women’s imaging, cardiac imaging, neuroradiology and MRI.