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Diagnostic Radiology residents performing a scan on a patient together at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Your clinical training experience covers all subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology. You participate in radiological examinations, interpretations and interventional procedures while on rotations in every subspecialty.

Rotation schedule

Abdomen 24 weeks
Breast 12 weeks
Cardiothoracic 20 weeks
Musculoskeletal 16 weeks
Interventional radiology 12 weeks
Neuroradiology 20 weeks
Nuclear radiology 16 weeks
Pediatric radiology 12 weeks
Trauma 4 weeks
Ultrasound 16 weeks
AIRP 4 weeks
Electives (includes ESIR, if desired) 52 weeks

Call frequency

Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, formal courses, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the residency.

Teaching opportunities

Opportunities are available for you to teach rotating residents and medical students through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Diagnostic Radiology Residency. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.