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Five - Year Clinician Scientist Radiology Residency


Kathryn Fowler, MD
Five-Year Clinician-Scientist Residency Program Co-Director and Clinical Professor of Radiology



Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD
Five-Year Clinician-Scientist Residency Program Co-Director and Associate Professor, In- Residence

Overview

The Five-Year Clinician-Scientist pathway offers three spots per year and is designed to train the future generation of radiology clinician-scientists who push the limits of radiology and position themselves for a prestigious career in academic radiology. The program comprises one year dedicated to research (PGY-2) and four subsequent years of clinical radiology (see Four-Year Diagnostic Radiology Residency) during which six weeks of protected research time are incorporated each year. 

The program is supported in part by an NIH T32 training grant and allows residents to work with world-renowned investigators in all fields of imaging science to select a project that will best meet their research and career goals. Residents are provided with support and guidance as they engage in cutting-edge research that will ultimately shape the future of diagnostic imaging. Publication and participation in radiology conferences and society meetings are encouraged and funded fully by the department for presenting authors. There are no clinical obligations during the first year, and the salary is commensurate with that of the clinical PGY-2 position.

Departmental research facilities include:
  • Canon 3T MR unit under the directorship of Mitsue Miyazaki, renowned MR scientist, for basic and applied research 
  • Keck Functional MRI Center, with four dedicated research magnets for both animal and human studies
  • Radiology Imaging Laboratory (RIL), which houses the MEG program (under the direction of Dr. Roland Lee) and a 1.5T magnet
  • Small Animal Imaging Resource at the Moores Cancer Center, which houses MRI, PET, planar scintigraphy, CT, ultrasound, and a time-domain optical rodent imaging system, as well as radiochemistry and radiolabeling
  • Contrast media and molecular imaging laboratories
  • 3T MRIs of the Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine (CTIPM), including magnets housed in ACTRI and the Keck Functional MRI Center.
  • Cardiac CTA-capable Spectral Revolution 256 and Canon 320 CT scanners.
We are continually updating our magnets, scanners, angiography suites, and other clinical imaging facilities to remain at the forefront of imaging technology and research. 

Curriculum

Please visit the Radiology Residency Curriculum page for more information. 



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