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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.
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.
Visit ERAS to apply
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.
Melisa C. Harris PatesPhone: 254.724.4507 Fax: 254-721-5688 Melisa.Harris@BSWHealth.org
Diagnostic Radiology Residency Baylor Scott & White Health 2401 S. 31st. St. MS-01-W256 Temple, TX 76508
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.
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.
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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