Diagnostic Radiology Preliminary Year

The SIU Radiology Residency Program is a categorical program; a preliminary-medicine year is automatically granted to all matching residents. The preliminary year operates on an 3+1 system where 3 weeks are spent on internal medicine rotations and 1 week is spent on radiology every month. Residents are considered integral members of the radiology program during their preliminary year and rotate through various subspecialties within the radiology department for one week every month. They also attend radiology conferences starting in October of their PGY-1 year. This lays a strong foundation for the start of the PGY-2 year. In addition, residents become familiar with the two hospital systems (Memorial Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital) and develop strong relationships with the residents and faculty who will refer imaging studies throughout their residency.