Susan D. John, M.D.
Professor and Chair
J.S. Dunn Distinguished Chair In Radiology
Sandra A. A. Oldham, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Radiology
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Radiology Residency Program
Director of Undergraduate Education in Radiology
Emma Ferguson, M.D.
Residency Program Assistant Director
Lea Roberts, Residency Coordinator III
Lori Black, Coordinator I, Residency Training
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.116
Houston, Texas 77030-1503
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The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is adjacent to the Memorial Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (TMC).
Our Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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Travel information for residency applicants invited to interview.
Relocation information for entering class of radiology residents.
Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). All UT Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging residency positions are offered through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Applicants must also register with NRMP and obtain an NRMP number. We offer thirteen (13) residency positions each year. The UT Houston program is ACGME accredited for a total of 52 residency positions. We receive approximately 600 applications per year, and we interview more than 100 applicants for the thirteen residency positions. Interviews are by invitation only.
October 11, 2013
October 18, 2013
October 25, 2013
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 15, 2013
November 22, 2013
December 13, 2013
January 10, 2014
January 17, 2014
January 24, 2014
Interviews are by invitation only.
The dates for the 2014 NRMP Main Residency Match have been set and are posted on the public website at: http://www.nrmp.org/residency/main-residency-match/#
The 2013-2014 timeline is:
- Applicant registration opens on September 15, 2013
- Institution/program registration opens on September 15, 2013
- Ranking begins on January 15, 2014
- Ranking deadline is February 26, 2014
- Match Week is the third week of March and Match Day is March 21, 2014
- The absolute deadline for our program to receive ERAS applications is November 1, 2013.
The Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging residency program at UT Houston is a categorical 4 year radiology training program (PGY2, 3, 4, and 5). A clinical year (PGY1) is required for certification by the American Board of Radiology. For that reason, senior medical students applying to our Radiology program must also apply independently for a transitional or preliminary year to be completed before starting Radiology residency. Thus, graduating medical students must simultaneously apply for transitional or preliminary year positions for the upcoming year while also applying for Radiology residency positions to commence the following year. In effect, we fill our positions two years in advance.
PGY1 Programs (Houston and vicinity):
UT Houston Transitional Program / LBJ General Hospital (13 positions)
UT Houston Internal Medicine – Preliminary year (31 positions)
UTMB Galveston – Internal Medicine – Preliminary year (40 positions)
Baylor College of Medicine – Preliminary year (16 positions)
Methodist Hospital – 12 positions
Applicant documentation requirements for UT Houston Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging (PGY 2-5):
Graduates of US Medical Schools (State Board Requirements):
All US graduates must provide the following:
- If selected to your program, applicants must supply GME with a USMLE transcript (ERAS transcript will not be accepted)
- Copy of Dean’s letter (the one in ERAS will do)
- Applicants that have already graduated must provide a copy of their residency certificate and a letter from their previous program director on their letterhead indicating satisfactory completion. This letter must also address the applicant’s character and academic qualifications.
- Incoming first year residents must submit a letter from their medical school dean that states the applicant is scheduled to graduate before beginning postgraduate training.
- A complete transcript after graduation. Incomplete transcripts will be discarded. Transcripts must include clerkship hours.
- A notarized copy of their medical school diploma (8.5 X 11). This copy must include all seals and borders INCOMPLETE IMAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- Applicants must bring 2 forms of identification (birth certificate AND passport and/or drivers license) when they come to interview. Programs must see the originals and provide a copy to GME for those residents that are selected for your program.
International Graduates (State Board Requirements):
- The Graduate Medical Education Office will handle all International Medical Graduate (IMG) interviews and review their documents.
- Applicants should be provided a copy of the “Required Documents List” (available in the GME Office). Send in this form (preferably on colored paper) with your invitation letter to the applicant.
- Applicant must bring the original and one set of notarized copies of all documents to his/her interview TSBME requires that the notarized copies be on required size.
- Applicants that do not bring original documents will not be seen by GME.
- Appointments for interviews must be made via e-mail to Esmeralda Maseda at Esmeralda.Maseda@uth.tmc.edu
- Applicants and coordinator must be on time for appointments. Late arrivals will be seen as time permits.
- The coordinator must accompany the applicant and be present for the interview. Do not send the resident alone; they will not be seen without a coordinator.
- Applicants must appear in person. Coordinators may not present documents on behalf of the applicants.
- IMG’s elected into your program must request that their medical school submit a complete original transcript from their school directly to the TSBME. (This will be explained to the applicant at their interview).
- Although an applicant’s school may be listed on the TSBME approved schools list: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/professionals/physicians/physicians.php TSBME may still require a statement and/or other supporting documents(s).
- If the applicant’s school is not listed on the TSBME approved schools list, TSBME will closely review the application. Since the TSBME continuously monitors these schools, issuance of one permit does not guarantee subsequent permits.
- Programs retain the right to decide whether they wish to accept applicants on H1-B visas. H1-B applicants typically will have a later residency start date because the visa requirements state that the applicant must obtain his/her permit before the visa is issued.
Supervision Training Protocol
ACGME Duty Hour Standards
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2011
To let residents know what care they are allowed to deliver under indirect supervision (attending faculty immediately available by phone & readily available in person when needed) and oversight.
- Maximum 80 hours/wk averaged over 4 weeks
- Time spent in the hospital on at-home call counts toward the 80-hour weekly limit
- All moonlighting hours counted in work hours
- Scheduled duty shift such as night float are exempt from the requirement that call be scheduled no more frequently than every third night.
- 24 hours off duty every 7 days (averaged over 4 weeks) with no at home call
- Should have 10 hours (and must have 8 hours) off between scheduled duty shifts
- Maximum shift length of 24 hours (+4 hours for education and transition time)
- At least 14 hours free of duty after 24 hours of in-house duty
- No trainee works more than 6 consecutive nights of night float
ACGME Duty Hours: ACGME Approved Standards Website
Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the residency program, including clinical care, in-house call, short call, night float and day float, transfer of patient care and administrative activities related to patient care. For call from home, only the hours spent in the hospital after being called in to provide care count toward the 80-hour weekly limit.
Our residency is very large and our residents rotate through three integrated and three affiliated hospitals.
- Memorial Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the main teaching hospital where residents spend approximately 23 months during their residency. Located in the Texas Medical Center, this is a private hospital with 500+ beds, including the new Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital in the Memorial Hermann Pavilion, newly opened in October 1999. The Pavilion also houses a state-of-the-art Level One Trauma Center, 22 adult operating rooms, and several intensive care units. In January 2007, the Memorial Hermann Plaza Building opened and Radiology has a state-of-the-art utpatient facility on the 16th Floor. In March 2008, the Heart and Vascular Institute opened it doors.
- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a world renowned oncologic hospital and research facility in the Texas Medical Center. Residents spend approximately 15 months of their residency in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital (LBJ) is operated by the Harris County Hospital District, provides medical care to all patients regardless of ability to pay, and is part of the Texas Medical Center. LBJ has been in operation since 1989 and it is fully staffed by the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. Residents spend approximately 10 months at LBJ during residency.
- Texas Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Radiology: residents rotate 2 months
Residents are exposed to a large variety of patients and disease states. Our combined faculty is very large with a faculty-to-resident ratio of nearly 2:1. All work done by the residents is supervised; however, as they progress through the residency, residents have graduated responsibilities commensurate with their knowledge. All of our hospitals have state-of-the-art equipment. While most of Radiology is practiced in a hospital setting, our residents also rotate through our outpatient facility. After patient care, our principal goal is the education of our residents. Educational and research opportunities abound in our hospitals with our multi-talented faculty. Before graduation, many residents coauthor papers in refereed journals, present scientific papers, and/or author/coauthor scientific exhibits at national or international meetings of professional organizations.
During the 4th year, residents can choose to focus on several areas of interest. Research electives are available.
At UT Houston we have developed a unique educational experience for our first year residents called the Fundamentals Course. For the first year of training, first year residents are excused from clinical services one afternoon a week. They have a dedicated classroom where they receive specific instruction in the basic principles of Radiology, including Physics and Radiation Protection. The residents receive basic training in GI, GU, Chest, US, CT, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine. The objective of this Fundamentals Course is threefold:
First, we bring together diverse physicians with different educational backgrounds and get them all “on the same page” to review anatomy and to review basic radiologic concepts. For example, a resident may not rotate through ultrasound until the 12th block of his/her first year. This means that for the entire first year, any ultrasound images presented at daily conferences will be a mysterious blur to the resident who has yet to rotate through ultrasound. However, after his/her exposure to ultrasound through the Fundamentals Course, the resident will have some basis for understanding what is being said or shown during conference. This allows our didactic and noon conferences to be given at a higher educational level, aimed at the second, third and fourth year Radiology residents, because all of the basic information will have been addressed in the Fundamentals Course
The second objective of the Fundamentals Course is to present specific material that will make first year residents “call ready.” The residents take a final exam where they must score a minimum of 70% in order to pass and be “call ready”.
The third objective is to provide the resident with the necessary radiation safety and management training that surrounds the use of ionizing radiations in medical diagnosis and intervention.
Daily Teaching Conference:
Didactic Conference: noon-1:00 p.m. All residents attend lectures given by faculty using a two-year curriculum. This ensures that the most important concepts in each of the ten radiology subspecialties are presented to the residents twice during residency. All ten radiology subspecialties are represented:neuroradiology, GI radiology, GU radiology, thoracic radiology, mammography, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, vascular/Interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology (including Emergency Radiology) and ultrasound.
Subspecialty Conference: These are conferences attended by the residents according to the hospital and service where they are rotating. For instance, if a Resident is rotating on the musculoskeletal service at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (TMC), they attend the monthly rheumatology conference.
Interesting Case Files:
All residents are required to contribute to the soft copy case library (a.k.a. Interesting Case Files or ICF) of the Department on an annual basis. Two case reports per year must be approved by faculty and be publication ready on the following schedule:
- Fourth-year residents Due before 15 January of 4th year
- Third-year residents Due before 15 February of 3rd year
- Second-year residents Due before 15 March of 2nd year
- First-year residents Due before 15 March of 1st year
The Power Point template and instructions can be downloaded from the password-protected Resident Forum section. To access the Forum pages, enter your UTHSC email user name and password in the box that will appear when you click on https://oac22.hsc.uth.tmc.edu/radiology/info/index.html
Our residents take call commensurate with their level of training. There is no overnight independent call during the first 12 months of training (July through June)
Special Assistance & Information:
If you need additional information, please contact our Radiology Education Office at 713/500-7640, or fax 713/500-7647. You should speak with Ms. Lori Black, Mrs. Lea Roberts, Dr. Emma Ferguson, or Dr. Sandra Oldham, Program Director.
UTHSC Radiology Residents
INFORMATION FOR UTHSC RADIOLOGY RESIDENTS:
Information regarding lectures, pager numbers, schedules, etc., can be found at: https://oac22.hsc.uth.tmc.edu/radiology/info/index.html
This page is password protected. In order to access it, you will need to use your UTHSC user name and password – the same user name and password used for your email account.
If you have difficulty accessing the page, please go to: https://apps.uth.tmc.edu/useradmin