Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Our program boasts a 100 percent pass rate for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification exam.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Diagnostic Radiology Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our four-year program offers exposure to a broad spectrum of procedures in a high-volume facility within a personalized environment with a low student-faculty ratio.

We accept six to seven radiology residents per year. 

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Aims

The primary goal of our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is to produce high-quality, patient-focused, efficient, independently functioning diagnostic radiologists.

Upon completion of our residency program, our graduates are able to provide outstanding diagnostic radiology interpretations and procedural expertise that is well suited to private practice radiology settings.

In addition, our graduates are able to acquire their top choice in highly competitive subspecialty fellowship programs that will allow additional expertise for radiology practice as well as the ability to pursue academic radiology practice.


Residents are given increasing independence as they advance through the residency. Active staff teaching and supervision are integrated throughout the program.

Residents participate in daily departmental conferences and also attend several interdepartmental conferences weekly. As residents gain experience and confidence, they present current cases during departmental conferences.

Clinically oriented research is also considered an integral part of training in diagnostic radiology at our institution. Ample opportunities are available for participation in clinical research and quality assurance/outcome studies. One or two months are dedicated toward this endeavor, and there is abundant ancillary support and senior staff guidance on all research projects.

Residents are introduced to the basic techniques of fluoroscopy and image interpretation. Following a period of observation, residents begin performing fluoroscopic examinations with staff supervision.

Second-year residents also rotate through:

  • GI/GU radiology
  • Chest radiology
  • Emergency radiology
  • Musculoskeletal radiology
  • Neuro CT
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Body CT

During the PGY-2 through PGY-5 years, residents spend four months in the Division of Nuclear Radiology, which is staffed by full-time physicians who are certified in nuclear medicine by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Their professional expertise is combined with advanced imaging equipment to provide training in performing various procedures and the interpretation of those procedures, including radionuclide therapy and PET/CT scans.

Residents are given more independence and instruction in more advanced procedures in the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years, during which they work closely with neuroradiologists and vascular interventional radiologists.

Four fully-equipped angiography suites (including two biplane neuroangiography units), five CT scanners and four magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners provide opportunities to learn sophisticated radiologic procedures.

At least three months are devoted to breast imaging. Training in mammography includes exposure to:

  • Screening Mammography
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Needle localization
  • Stereotactic biopsies
  • Ultrasound guided needle biopsies

The PGY-3 and PGY-4 years also provide ample opportunity for training in body imaging. A minimum of three months is spent in the ultrasound section, where residents gain experience in:

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Pelvic ultrasound, including transvaginal sonography
  • Obstetrical ultrasound
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Small parts imaging
  • Pediatric imaging

Three months training in body computed tomography (CT) allows for experience in thoracic and abdominal imaging and includes exposure to standard computed tomography as well as advanced cross-sectional imaging.

Substantial experience in body MRI is available during three months of training on the body MRI rotation as well as three months at musculoskeletal radiology.

During the PGY-4 year, residents attend the AIRP Radiology Course in Silver Springs, Maryland. The institution pays for the residents' travel and registration fee and continues the resident salary during the course. A generous housing allowance is also provided to assist in the expense of room and board for the four-week course.

Residents are eligible to take the American Board of Radiology Physics core examination at the end of their PGY-4 year of radiology training.

The final year is devoted to further training in advanced procedures such as cardiovascular radiology, which includes interpretation of cardiac MRI and coronary CTA.

With the changes in the ABR certification exam structure, senior residents are allowed flexibility in scheduling rotations that are of particular interest to their long-term training goals.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

Application Requirements

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is November 15.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants should have completed the USMLE Step 1 exam and include their scores. Step 2 scores are also highly encouraged and reviewed.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Residency Verification and Reference Evaluations

Effective immediately, the Radiology Residency Training program at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple Texas requires a $50 fee for all residency and internship verification and reference evaluations.

This fee is necessary to recover costs associated with retrieval and processing of verifications and references for house staff who attended the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Radiology Residency Programs.

Please allow 5-7 business days to process your request. Verifications and references are processed in the order in which they are received.

Please contact ‘Lisa’ Melisa Harris Pates, the Radiology Program Administrator, via email if you would prefer to transfer funds electronically.


In order to expedite verification and reference requests, please submit the following information to BSWHTempleRadiologyResidency@BSWHealth.org

  • Written request, including last name, first name and dates attended of the physician.
  • Money order or check for $50.00 payable to:

    BSWH-Temple Radiology Residency Program
    2401 S. 31st Street
    Temple, TX 76508

  • Signed, authorized release of information from the physician.
  • Address, email or fax # of where the form needs to be returned.

Visiting Rotations

Learn how to complete a rotation at Baylor Scott & White

As a visiting resident or fellow, your rotation will contribute to the completion of your residency and/or fellowship.

Learn more

Contact Us

'Lisa' Melisa C. Harris Pates, MS
Program Administrator
Phone: 254.724.4507
Fax: 254-721-6588

Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st. St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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