Top Radiology Residencies

Top radiology schools often include prominent medical schools and teaching hospitals that offer research opportunities and state-of-the-art equipment. Read on to learn how medical school students or doctors can choose a good program. Get an overview of three schools and their residency programs. Schools offering Cardiovascular Sonography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Should I Know About Top Radiology Residencies?

Radiology residency programs should provide you with the clinical experience and training necessary to become a radiologist. When looking for medical schools with radiology residency programs, you should consider those with high medical school rankings, prominent graduates or funding by the federal National Institutes of Health (NIH). Each of the following diagnostic radiology residency programs is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

What Are Some Top Radiology Residencies?

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD

In 2019, JHU's medical school was ranked second for research, and its hospital was tied for third on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll. JHU offers a 4-year radiology residency program that admits approximately 10 new residents each year. The residency program is ideal if you're planning an academic radiology or clinical leadership career. You're encouraged to follow your residency with a JHU fellowship. Graduates have served as radiology directors at the NIH, presidents of the Association of University Radiologists and the Salk Institute, as well as past presidents of JHU. These residencies are offered:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine

University of California in Los Angeles

In 2019, UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine was ranked sixth for medical research, and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was tied for third on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll. UCLA has approximately 48 students in its 4-year radiology residency program. You have access to the Leo G. Rigler Center for Radiologic Research and a clinical image processing laboratory. Clinical training takes place at five UCLA-affiliated teaching hospitals. Topics of study include radiobiology, radiological physics, nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Upon completion, you could be prepared for the American Board of Radiology's certification exams. The school offers the following residency:

  • Diagnostic Radiology

University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas

The UT Texas Southwest Medical Center was ranked 26th among medical schools for research. Its 52-member residency program is available in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Current research programs include fetal MRI, imaging infection and inflammation and bone metabolism. Your research could be supported by the Advanced Imaging Research Center or the Southwestern NMR Center for in vivo Metabolism-National Center for Research Resources. Fellowships are offered in ten specialty areas ranging from abdominal imaging to vascular-interventional radiology. The school offers the following residencies:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine

Ten Medical Schools with Radiology Residencies

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Harvard University 4-year, Private Cambridge, MA$50,000
Stanford University 4-year, Private Stanford, CA$51,000
University of California-San Francisco 4-year, Public San Francisco, CAN/A
University of Pennsylvania 4-year, Private Philadelphia, PA$55,500
Washington University 4-year, Private St. Louis, MO$53,000
Yale University 4-year, Private New Haven, CT$53,000
Columbia University 4-year, Private New York, NY$59,000
Duke University 4-year, Private Durham, NC$56,000
Emory University 4-year, Private Atlanta, GA$51,000
University of Virginia 4-year, Public Charlottesville, VA$18,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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