The UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences offers a 4-year residency training program in Diagnostic Radiology and a 5-year training program in Integrated, Interventional Radiology.
The program currently has 48 resident positions and is conducted at 5 major teaching hospitals within and associated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Rotating through all 5 facilities, the resident gains a broad exposure to all types of disorders, both the commonplace and unusual. The 48-month program leads to eligibility for examination and certification by the American Board of Radiology.
Interventional Radiology (IR)—Integrated
The integrated residency program in interventional radiology offers quality medical educational experience in image-based diagnosis, image-guided procedures, and peri- and post-procedural patient care. The five-year residency curriculum concentrates on diagnostic radiology during the first three years and interventional radiology during the last two years, leading to dual certification in interventional and diagnostic radiology. The integrated interventional radiology residency is available to medical students, who apply through the NRMP main match, as a categorical program beginning with a preliminary year in general surgery at UCLA followed by residency training in the PGY-2 year.
Clinical Education includes
- Conferences & Lectures in radiological physics, radiobiology, nuclear medicine and all sub- specialties in diagnostic radiology
- Workstation Viewing teaching in a one-to-one fashion by the faculty
- Supervision and training while learning special procedures
- Rotations through each of the following: abdominal imaging, genitourinary radiology, breast imaging, emergency medicine, musculoskeletal radiology, thoracic imaging, neuroradiology, non- invasive cardiovascular imaging, vascular interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology and ultrasonography
- Training in Computed Tomography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging is integrated with the work in each of the subspecialty sections of the Department, i.e., Thoracic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, etc.
Residents are encouraged to engage in investigative projects under faculty supervision. Research opportunities are available throughout the four years of residency training.
UCLA research facilities include:
- Translational Research Imaging Center (TRIC) at UCLA is a state-of-the-art, pre-clinical and human cadaver, diagnostic and interventional imaging center. With over 25 years of expertise, our team of physicians, scientists, fellows, technologists, and veterinary staff support pre-clinical studies and imaging procedures across the field of medicine. TRIC is dedicated to the development and testing of new medical devices, imaging technologies, drug therapies as well as novel treatments.
- Thoracic Research Core
- Clinical Image Processing Laboratory