Comments From Current Students

Environment
  • Washington, DC - plenty to see and do in the Nation's Capital
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • GUH - strong tradition in radiology, as well as surgery, internal medicine, and other specialties; Especially strong in cancer, transplant, GI, neuro, fibroids, and vascular treatments which enhances the quality of pathology that we as radiologists see
  • Residency Program
  • Mid-sized resident-centered program (5 residents/year), enabling the development of strong relationships with faculty and other residents, along with scheduling flexibility
  • In 2009, received full accreditation for residency and fellowship programs for 5 years
  • Outstanding Abdominal and Pelvic MR service with a wide variety of transplant and fibroid pathology, among others - multiple training months in Body MR
  • Strong tradition in Abdominal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology education, with well-regarded fellowships
  • Exposure to advanced neuro-interventional procedures, such as Aneurysm coiling, Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Radiology controlled Nuclear Cardiology practice
  • Residents read PET/CT on nuclear medicine rotation
  • Outpatient/private practice setting providing real world radiology experience
  • Dedicated procedures month in 4th year to improve skills prior to fellowship
  • Numerous research opportunities at GUH/GUMC and at the nearby NIH
  • Training by national board examiners in Cardiac, IR and Ultrasound
  • Recent 300% increase in resident book fund from $1,800 to $5,000, supported generously by faculty funds, enabling financial coverage of resident board examinations with plenty of money left over for books/review courses
  • Newly refurbished conference room with brand new high-resolution BARCO projector
  • Updated dedicated resident library with ongoing faculty support to keep library stocked with the latest and greatest radiology textbooks
  • Collegial atmosphere among residents and attendings fostering relationships beyond the reading room.
  • Attending faculty read side-by-side with residents on clinical services and do not retreat to their offices
  • Efficient daily schedule with good resident coverage on the busier services from 7:30-6 and then an on-call resident buffer from 5-8 before the night float resident arrives
  • 2 dedicated lectures/day, most prepared by Attendings - good balance between education and clinical service
  • Well-established night float system that greatly limits the number of resident 24 hour shifts
  • Manageable call schedule with only one resident on per night
  • $10 stipend per call shift
  • Attending backup via Teleradiology available 24x7
  • Parking provided
  • Free admission to dynamic monthly DC Radiology Society meetings, which include a Resident's quiz (good opportunity to win $50), an outstanding lecture from a national expert (many of which lecture at the AFIP), and a nice dinner to boot - a nice opportunity to interact with residents from other programs
Department of Radiology
  • New state of the art and user-friendly Philips PACS Stentor system, Powerscribe Voice Recognition Software and dedicated Siemens and TerraRecon 3D workstations
  • Recent complete remodeling of all of the Reading Rooms
  • State of the art Ultrasound machines (with 3D and 4D Capabilities), new 1.5 & 3T Siemens MRI, new Digital Fluoroscopy Room and new Siemens Dyna CT Interventional Radiology Suite
  • Grand Rounds series with monthly lectures from experts on a variety of industry topics (lectures provided from inhouse Physicians and Visiting Professor from around the country)
  • World renowned Uterine Fibroid Embolization program, led by Dr. Spies, with exposure during VIR and also MRI/US
  • Strong IR division, which in addition to UFE, includes Chemoembolization and RF ablation, with opportunities for residents to first-assist as much as they want; one of the few residency programs that offers the DIRECT pathway
  • Active Ultrasound service which provides the residents with extensive training in transplant sonography, MSK sonography, pediatric sonography and Ultrasound guided procedures
  • New 64 slice CT and 3T magnet installed
  • Outstanding experienced Residency Program Coordinator