Why Train at UF

Over the four years of training in our department, residents are exposed to diverse pathology that comes from UF being a Level 1 trauma center, having an active organ transplantation program, and hosting a cancer center that treats common and uncommon malignancies. Residents are encouraged to present at tumor boards and other multidisciplinary settings.

UF performs more than 40,000 radiologic studies per month with over half being interpreted first by a resident or fellow, including more than two-thirds of cross-sectional imaging. Our residents garner significant experience in all standard imaging modalities and receive training in advanced imaging techniques including dual-energy CT; multiparametric MRI; virtual colonography; cardiac CT, MRI, and PET; MR enterography; and US elastography. Residents also receive technical training in protocoling CT and MRI orders. Please see the Rotation Descriptions and Imaging Technology pages for additional details.

Recent graduates have completed their training with case volumes that far outnumber the targets established by the ACGME (data below include only cases read during rotations at UF).

Case Log Categories

Case Volume Targets

Case log categories acgme minimum uf four year average
Chest X-Ray 1900 3786
CT Abd/Pel 600 1719
CTA/MRA 100 405
Image-Guided Bx/Drainage 25 130
Mammography 300 856
MRI Body 20 250
MRI Brain 110 579
MRI Lower Ext/Jnts 20 112
MRI Spine 60 321
PET 30 142
US Abd/Pel 350 1399

UF has an active Vascular and Interventional Radiology division performing primary vascular, hepatobiliary, renal, and oncologic interventions. Within the Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Neuroradiology, and Musculoskeletal Radiology divisions, site specific interventions are routinely performed with resident involvement. UF currently offers both ESIR and Independent IR Residency positions.

In addition to learning that occurs during face-to-face read out sessions with attending radiologists, we provide a rigorous curriculum of didactic lectures covering essential imaging topics and case conferences utilizing interactive software, complemented by carefully crafted recorded lectures from our department’s expert radiology educators. We offer a dedicated Physics curriculum designed by our own Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics faculty to prepare our residents for the ABR Core Examination and the challenges they will face later in practice.

Please click on the link below to hear our Chairman, Dr. Anthony Mancuso, discuss our Department’s unique educational initiatives, our Department’s educational philosophy and the impact they will have on the training of our current and future residents. UF Radiology Educational Initiative

During the late second or early third year of training, each of our residents spend four weeks at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) near Washington, D.C. in order to learn from some of the most highly regarded radiologists in the world. The department covers the cost of the program and provides an additional stipend to assist with travel and living expenses while at AIRP.

Resident research is highly encouraged and presented at our annual Radiology Research Week. Radiology research can be facilitated with our department’s reporting analytic software and the Integrated Data Repository at UF, which functions as an honest broker of protected health information from the electronic medical record. Residents with abstracts accepted at conferences are eligible to receive full travel support.

The UF Health Science Center Libraries provides residents with access to many radiology textbooks and all major radiology journals. Through our partnership with the Malcolm Randall VA, residents are also provided access to ClinicalKey, which contains medical standard Radiology texts, and StatDx.

Since the implementation of the ABR Core Examination, UF residents have a >90% first time pass rate. Our residents have been accepted into competitive fellowships around the country while others have directly entered the private practice of their choosing. We are confident that residents trained at UF will be exposed to the volume and variety of imaging modalities and pathologies and receive the technical education required to become expert independent radiologists.