Five-Year Clinician-Scientist Radiology Residency

Claude Sirlin, MD and Isabel Newton, MD, PhD

Five-Year Clinician-Scientist Residency Program Co-Directors

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:
- 3T MR unit under the directorship of Graham Bydder, 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

We are continually updating our magnets, scanners, angiography suites, and other clinical imaging facilities to remain at the forefront of imaging technology and research. 

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