Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

ChristianaCare has been a top-rated academic medical center for more than a century. Our diagnostic radiology residents experience a rigorous and rewarding combination of academic training and hands-on training, in a facility that performs more than 500,000 radiology procedures every year.

Our curriculum builds a solid foundation of knowledge and experiences that creates doctors who are innovative leaders in their field.

The Department of Radiology offers four appointments each year to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. The 5-year Diagnostic Radiology Residency includes an initial clinical Transitional Year followed by 4 years of Diagnostic Radiology, all within the same program.

Collaboration! Transitional Year and Diagnostic Radiology

The Transitional year (TY) and Diagnostic Radiology (DR) Residency Programs are integrated at ChristianaCare. At incoming PGY-1 Orientation, leadership from both programs welcomes you to the ChristianaCare family. Throughout the year, interns meet with Radiology residents regularly, where they have the opportunity to participate in scholarly activities, mentorship, and educational endeavors. For example, Radiology residents and TY interns work together on year-long interdepartmental Quality Improvement projects. Emphasis is also placed on the development of the transitional year intern identity through monthly meetings focusing on professional development and resident wellness. Leaders from both the TY and DR programs maintain a strong sense of communication and partnership throughout the year, ensuring the clinical internship experience provides a well-designed foundation for Radiology.

Some highlights of the program:

  • Excellent faculty/resident ration in a department that includes 40 full-time and 3 part-time radiologists.
  • No Diagnostic Radiology Fellows.
  • Five-year Diagnostic Radiology Residency includes an initial transitional clinical year, followed by four years of diagnostic radiology, all within the same program.
  • Clinical year that includes basic medical and surgical rotations, two months in radiology and a curriculum tailored to residents’ individual interests.
  • Pediatric radiology experience with the fellowship-trained staff of the A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children, plus dedicated in-house pediatric radiology.
  • All residents attend the four-week American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course in Washington, D.C.
  • Rotations at the nearby Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children provides unique supplemental training.
  • Faculty that is active in clinical research, both within the department and with other disciplines.
  • Three full-time, board-certified physicians train radiology residents in the art of nuclear interpretation and therapy.

Sample schedule

Sample block schedule for ChristianaCare Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Sample block schedule for ChristianaCare Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program