APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please submit all application materials by October 15.
Departmental research facilities include:
– 3T MR unit under the directorship of Graham Bydder, renowned MR scientist, for basic and applied research
-Keck Functional MRI Center, with four dedicated research magnets for both animal and human studies
-Radiology Imaging Laboratory (RIL), which houses the MEG program (under the direction of Dr. Roland Lee) and a 1.5T magnet
-Small Animal Imaging Resource at the Moores Cancer Center, which houses MRI, PET, planar scintigraphy, CT, ultrasound, and a time-domain optical rodent imaging system, as well as radiochemistry and radiolabeling
-Contrast media and molecular imaging laboratories
Claude B. Sirlin, M.D.
Isabel Newton, M.D., Ph.D.
Dept. of Radiology
Our vision for our program:
• To become the best radiology research residency
training program in U.S.
Our vision for you:
• To prepare you as a radiology clinician-scientst
• Fundable as independent PI or co-investgator in
• Train clinician-scientsts in radiology
• Cultvate their career development and growth
• Nurture a passion for academics
• Talent is not enough, supplemental training is required
• Bottom up
• Teamwork, camaraderie, support
• Maximize research time, opportunities, success
• Clinical training
• Leadership experience
• Translational imaging research
• Knowledge of human biology -> develop & validate imaging technologies
• Observations in humans -> understand biological underpinnings
• Models: animals, humans
• Organ systems: neuro, cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, GI, GU, MSK
• Processes: cancer, aging, metabolic dz, infamm dz, degeneraton,…
• Research: targeted agents, instrumentaton, sofware, validaton, …
• Depts: Radiology, Cell/Molec Biol, Bioengineering, Physics,…
• Institutes: UCSD, Salk, Sanford-Burnham, Scripps, Novarts
Eligibility and Application Process
Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must be in their fourth year of medical school or a graduate of an American or Canadian medical school. In addition, the applicant must either be eligible for licensure or hold a valid medical license in the State of California.
International Medical Graduates will be considered on an individual basis. UCSD accepts ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visas. Please note that H-1B visas are not available to trainees at our institution.
This residency program requires an ACGME-approved non-radiology clinical internship prior to beginning radiology training. The application process for internship is entirely separate from this radiology residency application process. Your internship does not need to be at UC San Diego Medical Center. Most of our residents complete a Preliminary Medicine, Surgery, or Transitional Year Internship.
We seek candidates with a strong educational background and well-rounded academic and personal experiences. Our primary goal is to train fundable academic radiologists with a research emphasis. At the same time, we offer broad and varied clinical training, as we believe superior clinical skills are necessary for success as a clinician-scientist.
Please contact us with questions about our residency and your application!