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Curriculum

Diagnostic radiology residents talking together

All subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology are covered. As a resident, you will participate in radiologic examinations, interpretations, and interventional procedures while on rotations in every subspecialty.

Rotation schedule

RotationsLength
Body computed tomography (CT) intervention  8 weeks 
Body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  4 weeks 
Cardiac radiology  6 weeks 
Chest radiology  12 weeks 
Elective  32 weeks 
Gastrointestinal  8 weeks 
Genitourinary radiology  6 weeks 
Hospital  6 weeks 
Hospital CT  8 weeks 
Mammography 12 weeks
Musculoskeletal 18 weeks
Neuroradiology 15 weeks
Night call 4 weeks
Nuclear medicine 16 weeks
Orientation 4 weeks
Pediatrics 10 weeks
Ultrasound 15 weeks
Vascular and Interventional 16 weeks
American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) (elective) 4 weeks
Phoenix Children's Hospital (elective) 4 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.

Research training

You are required to present a research seminar project during the second year of your residency. Two additional options are available to those seeking a more in-depth research experience:

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students and visiting students from other medical schools through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.

Evaluation

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.