Diagnostic Radiology Residency
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is a 1000 bed tertiary care medical center and primary teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
The Department of Radiology’s residency program consists of over 60 attending diagnostic radiologists who read the entire spectrum of studies done at the main campus, multiple satellite hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. This variety and volume of cases provides a unique resident experience at our program which prepares residents well for either academic or private practice careers.
We are a fully filmless digital department and use the Sectra PACS platform. Our hospital system performs over 700,000 exams a year. There are 16 MR systems within the system including a 3T clinical magnet, MRI-PET, and a 4T human research magnet. There are 18 CT scanners within our hospital systems including a state of the art dual source machine and multiple 64 slice units. The main campus also contains multiple dedicated small animal imaging units administered by the imaging research cooperative CCIR.
We are one of the first radiology departments to acquire an MRI-PET for clinical and research work in our University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, which is a state of the art new free standing NIH designated cancer hospital opened in 2011.
We have recently (2007) increased the size of our residency class to 10 per year. All 40 of our residency spots are assigned through the match. All rotations are done at either University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (one building complex) or the Wade Park VA Medical Center (five minute drive from the main camupus). The academic year is divided into thirteen four week rotations. Residents rotate through all diagnostic radiology sub-specialties/board exam areas during the course of the four year residency:
- Musculoskeletal radiology
- Chest/cardiac imaging
- Body imaging (GI/GU)
- Nuclear medicine
- Pediatric radiology
- Angiography / Interventional
- Out-patient imaging
- During third year all residents attend AIRP in the Washington, D.C. area for four weeks
- Four weeks vacation yearly
- Paid Holidays
- Funded conferences upon approval/acceptance
- One conference week funded during residency
- Chief residents’ have two funded conference weeks and attend the annual AUR/APDR meeting
- AIRP tuition paid
- Strong support for research/paper presentation/academic research
- Our chairman Dr. Pablo Ros came to us from Brigham and Womens Harvard Hospital in Boston. He is a prolific researcher within his subspecialty of abdominal imaging and an excellent educator that was formerly an AFIP instructor.
- Newly renovated resident lounge with a 42” plasma TV.
- Newly renovated resident conference room with projector system and teleconferencing capabilities.
- Newly renovated resident library with multiple workstations with access to excellent online references including statdx.com
- Two residents on call per night (one junior & one senior)
- Junior call begins after one full year of radiology training
- Modified block system for call—frequency approximately 1 in 10.
- No call prior to board examinations for study time.
- Post-call day off for both junior and senior residents
- Sub-specialty backup