Diagnostic Radiology Residency


SIU Diagnostic Radiology has been an ACGME-accredited categorical program since 1974. We continue to train top-notch diagnostic radiologists who are prepared to enter a fellowship, private practice, or academics upon completion of their training.  
The first year of residency is spent in Internal Medicine, including two months of rotations in Diagnostic Radiology. Second through fifth years are spent in the radiology departments. Clinical responsibilities are split between the two teaching hospitals – Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John's Hospital.  
SIU Radiology is a hybrid program supported by two different private radiology groups, CIRA and Springfield Clinic. You will learn about the many aspects of academic and private practice radiology. Our residents have unrestricted access to high-end procedures and diagnostic studies that are typically hard to come by at other institutions. 

Read more from Program Director, Vincent Zata, here. 


SIU Radiology program overview

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Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology

Method of ESIR resident selection

SIU Diagnostic Radiology plans to offer ESIR training to one of our Diagnostic Radiology residents in her/his PGY5 year. Interested residents will apply at the end of PGY3 year. Final selection of the ESIR resident will be completed early in the resident’s PGY4 year. By this point in training, each resident will have had multiple rotations on image-guided biopsy and drainages and vascular intervention – both staffed by IR faculty. After this level of training, we believe our residents can make a truly informed choice of IR as a career; and our faculty will have had ample exposure to our residents to assess aptitude.

A committee of IR faculty, led by the SIU Diagnostic Radiology Program Director, will select one resident into the ESIR training program. The committee will take into consideration board scores, In-Service and RadExam scores, research, previous IR-related scholarly activities, and the faculty evaluations of each resident.

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