Radiology Residency

Residency Program

The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) Department of Radiology offers a 4-year residency training program in Diagnostic Radiology. The program currently has 18 residents. Through rotations at the home institution and at nearby affiliated university hospitals (Stanford and UCSF), residents are assured broad exposure to common and rare disorders. Our trainees are provided superior training in a friendly atmosphere with state of the art technology and first rate mentoring.  Our residents are heavily involved in the care of our patients through consultations and multiple interdisciplinary conferences with our collegial clinicians.  SCVMC hosts its own Internal Medicine and an OB/GYN residency and Stanford residents and fellows from all major subspecialties, providing a strong academic backbone for the institution.

The first year of the residency is spent almost entirely at the parent institution where residents rotate through all modalities including plain film, Ultrasound, CT including PET-CT, and MRI, and  subspecialties such as Emergency Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, GI GU Radiology, Breast Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, and Musculoskeletal Radiology. During the latter half of the R1 year, an introductory rotation in Interventional Radiology is included. During the second year, residents rotate through Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford University) for a 3-week Pediatric Radiology rotation and through Stanford Hospital for a 3-week Body Imaging rotation, as well as a 1 week of PET-CT rotation. Residents are given increasing responsibility commensurate with their level of training and performance. All studies and procedures are performed under direct supervision of the faculty. All residents participate in the 4-week Radiologic-Pathologic course at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Washington D.C. Several electives are also offered during the residency, including a rotation in high-risk Obstetric Ultrasound at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Moffitt Hospital. In the fourth year, residents gain subspecialty training through established or customized focused electives to meet their career goals in various subspecialties such as MSK, Neuroradiology, Cardiothoracic, Women’s Imaging, Interventional Radiology. We are flexible with elective blocks, with residents taking the time at our home institution or or outside institutions. Dedicated research time is also available.

Residents participate in research activities throughout the four years, and routinely present at national and regional meetings with full attending support. Financial and travel reimbursements are allocated through department resources.

Conferences are held at least twice daily; residents are free from their rotation assignments during the morning and afternoon conference sessions. Additionally, several inter-departmental conferences and Grand Rounds also take place throughout the week with other specialties including Pulmonary, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Urology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics.​​