Welcome to the SIU School of Medicine Department of Radiology Residency web site.

The SIU Radiology department is composed of two private practice radiology groups - one based at Memorial Medical Center and the other at St. John's Hospital. Both of these radiology groups share an affiliation with SIU School of Medicine. We have a wide area of coverage throughout Central and Southern Illinois. This includes fourteen hospitals and fifteen clinics. There are over forty radiologists employed by both groups with over 500,000 radiology exams performed per year. This provides tremendous educational opportunities for medical students and residents. With the large size of both groups we are able to maintain excellent subspecialty coverage in all areas of radiology. The extensive caseload provides an abundance of teaching material and research opportunities. In addition, the combination of private practice radiology and academics has allowed us a significant recruitment advantage for staff radiologists. This has ensured that we are able to recruit and maintain quality radiologists in both Radiology Departments.

The SIU department of radiology is actively involved in medical student education, research and has an outstanding residency program.

Our SIU medical student education includes a comprehensive case based curriculum for the 2nd year medical students and radiology electives for fourth year medical students. The 2nd year medical student curriculum was created specifically for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The goal of this curriculum is to utilize imaging to integrate anatomy, physiology and pathology with the clinical practice of medicine and surgery.

I am proud of the research being done in our institution. This includes research in many aspects of radiology. Please see the research section of this web site for more details.

The Radiology Residency Program at SIU has had a long history of producing outstanding radiologists. We are fortunate to have Dr. John Becker M.D. as our program director. He is an outstanding advocate for residents and resident education. Please see his welcome message for more details about our radiology residency program.


A.D. Sherrick, MD
SIU Radiology