The MedStar Health - Georgetown University Hospital Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology
To provide the highest quality advanced imaging services in a setting dedicated to academic excellence and the provision of outstanding patient care and service.
Department of Radiology Goal
- Provide highest quality advanced imaging services
- Provide outstanding patient care and service
- Commit ourselves to academic excellence
- Excellence in education of residents, fellows and medical students
- Excellence in research
Department of Radiology
- Complete PACS integration of all Radiology Departments within the 10-hospital MedStar Health System
- Powerscribe Voice Recognition Software and dedicated Siemens and TerraRecon 3D workstations
- Integration of mPower (formerly Montage)
- State of the art Ultrasound machines (with 3D and 4D Capabilities), 1.5 & 3T Siemens MRI, new Digital Fluoroscopy Room and new Siemens Dyna CT Interventional Radiology Suite
- Grand Rounds series with monthly lectures from experts on a variety of industry topics (lectures provided from inhouse Physicians and Visiting Professor from around the country)
- World renowned Uterine Fibroid Embolization program, led by Dr. Spies, with exposure during VIR and also MRI/US
- Strong IR division, which in addition to UFE, includes Chemoembolization and RF ablation, with opportunities for residents to first-assist as much as they want; one of the few residency programs that offers the DIRECT pathway
- Active Ultrasound service which provides the residents with extensive training in transplant sonography, MSK sonography, pediatric sonography and Ultrasound guided procedures
A message from our Program Director:
Welcome to the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency webpage! We are a dynamic program focused on teaching residents to become outstanding clinical radiologists while emphasizing academic excellence. The strength of our department is the dedication of our faculty to teaching residents and our motivation to be innovative in our educational methods. Our faculty consists of nationally recognized leaders who bring a wealth of clinical and research experience to our department.
Our program is medium-sized offering 4 Diagnostic Radiology and 2 Dual certificate Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology positions per year. The small resident to faculty ratio is optimal for focused one-on-one teaching while running a busy clinical service. Our educational mission is based on the belief that one learns best by doing and we are proud to graduate well-rounded residents who are well prepared for the next step in their careers.
We are excited that the radiology departments across the 10-hospital system of the MedStar enterprise have merged and are now under one PACS! While this does not directly impact the daily workflow for residents and fellows, it does allow opportunities for trainees to see pathologies across different clinical settings and patient populations. Even more exciting, however, is the research opportunities that a fully integrated system allows.
Check out our new Residency Video! See what we’re all about!
Wow! What an intense and challenging time these past few months have been! I know that there is so much anxiety involved with the immense uncertainty that all of you are facing. We have made significant changes in the layout of our department to ensure safe physical distancing and are using the strength of technology to maintain real-time read-outs with our students, residents and fellows. Your education is our top priority. We pledge to remain agile and nimble to adapt to these uncertain times.
Thank you for your interest and I welcome any questions you may have about our program.
Ann K. Jay, MD
Diversity and Inclusion
We are deeply committed to creating a diverse community that fosters inclusiveness across all domains. We celebrate the individuality that our faculty, residents, and staff bring to our department to create the rich fabric of our radiology family. We understand that diversity in medicine makes all of us better. We understand that the lack of underrepresented minorities in medicine is a public health crisis. We want to do better. We need to do better.
Diagnostic Radiology is one of four MedStar residency programs to offer scholarships to underrepresented minority external medical students for the 2021-22 academic year. We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for these scholarships for the August rotation block! These rotations will in person. Please apply to be a MedSTAR; we would love to get to know you! Follow this link for more information.
Salary and Benefits
The Diagnostic Radiology Residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Radiology.
Resident salaries and benefits are under the governance of the MedStar Graduate Medical Education and further information can be found here: MedStar GME Salaries and Benefits
MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) is the research division of MedStar Health. MHRI provides scientific, administrative, and regulatory support for clinical research throughout the MedStar Health system. MHRI supports many types and areas of research from bench to bedside and into the community. There is a particular emphasis on promoting research within the Graduate Medical Education programs within MedStar. For residents and fellows in particular, MHRI offers the following services:
- Faculty mentorship
- Research courses dedicated to residents
- Biostatistical and bioinformatics support
- Assistance with grant/IRB writing
- Multiple research grants
There are multiple internal opportunities for residents and fellows to present their research, including the Department of Radiology’s Research Symposium and a well attended Annual Research Symposium with a robust number of submissions across the MedStar Health System.
Residents will only cover diagnostic calls at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The other hospitals in our system are fully staffed by attending radiologists. One resident taking solo calls is in house per call shift with attending backup at home in each subspecialty area. All faculty have PACS access from home.
- No diagnostic call during first year (PGY-2). Second year residents (DR and IR) cover diagnostic call on holidays and holiday weekends.
- US technologists are on-site 24/7. CT and MRI are active 24/7.
- Swing shift (one week at a time): from Monday to Friday. Coverage of all exams performed from 5pm to 8pm. The resident reports to service at 12pm for that week.
- Nighfloat (2 week blocks): from Sunday through Thursday, from 8pm to 8am. Second years take more call and becomes less as you become more senior.
- Weekends: 2 residents take call each weekend. One resident covers Friday and Saturday night, from 8pm to 8am. The second resident covers Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm. The Friday night call resident does not report to clinical service on Friday and comes in only for call duty. There is a $10 food stipend for each day of call (weekends only, not nightfloat).
For each IR rotation, each resident covers 5 week days (24 hours) and 1 one separate weekend. The diagnostic residents take buddy call with a fellow during their first rotation. IR residents take call during their internship year and then take solo call after that.
Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program offered by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Radiology.
MedStar Health offers four positions in a four-year diagnostic training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program is designed to provide the basic educational and experiential elements necessary for residents to become a fully trained Radiologist.
Applications for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program are only accepted through ERAS applications. We encourage you to complete your ERAS application as early as possible since we offer limited interview slots. Our program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
***Interviews will be virtual for the upcoming Match season. Stay tuned for more information***
Letters of Support
Three letters of recommendation are required in addition to the dean’s letter. Only one letter of support should be forthcoming from a radiologist, if you are only submitting 3 letters. We do not recommend sending more than 4 letters (2 Radiology letters are appropriate with 4 letters). We are more interested in your performance, dedication, and enthusiasm in the major clinical services such as medicine, surgery, pediatrics, neurology, OB/GYN, and so forth.
We also require National Boards, Flex, or COMLEX scores.
Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2113