Welcome to the Rochester General Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program! Our radiology residency offers a unique mix of private practice and academic radiology–one of only a handful of hybrid programs in the country. We offer a balanced dichotomy between fast-paced private practice and a methodical academic program. Education is always at the forefront with a dedicated Core Curriculum enriched by real-world view box teaching. Our residents have gone on to pursue fellowships and attending positions at the top institutions throughout the country. Simply put, we are radiologists who train radiologists.
Thank you for your interest in our residency program!
Kevin A. Lightner, MD
How to Apply
Applications are accepted September 15, 2020 through October 31, 2020. Applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee generally within 1 month. Interviews are offered on a rolling basis.
Applicants to the Rochester General Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program are required to apply to the program using ERAS.
There are no minimum requirements; each application is considered independently and in its entirety. MD/DO/MBBS/ECFMG candidates are all encouraged to apply. All applications must be submitted through ERAS. We require a minimum of:
- 3 Letters of reference
- Dean’s Letter
- Personal Statement
Applicants should contact their medical schools, or see the ERAS Web site for more information on this service.
Deadline for Application: October 21, 2020
*Applicants may apply for either or both programs. Ranking in each program is done independently
Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to review any applicant information that is not submitted through ERAS.
All first-year resident appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The table above lists the number of positions and NRMP number for our program.
Diagnostic Radiology Program*
Interventional Radiology Program*
Benefits & Compensation
HUDA Physics Course
1 week HUDA Physics course, full tuition and conference allowance provided
4 weeks American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP™), full tuition and conference allowance provided
In-house moonlighting available for R2-5 residents in good professional and academic standing
5 weeks of paid vacation per year. Additional Paid Time Off (PTO) provided for academic achievements
Professional Liability Insurance
Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester General Hospital’s insurance program for activities required by the residency program.
Term Life Insurance
$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary.
Plan for Short-term Disability
Full salary is continued during off-the-job disability up to 26 weeks
Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage
Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.
Option to purchase one of two plans available
Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.
First year IR residents receive the latest editions of the requisite IR textbooks in addition to book
IR residents will be sized to purchase their own lead vest and skirt along with eye radiation protection for use throughout their residency and beyond
Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:
Kevin Lightner, M.D.
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Associate Program Director, IR/DR Residency
Raj Pyne, M.D.
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Raquel Redman, MPA
Practice Manager, RRH Ambulatory Imaging
and Program Coordinator, IR and DR Residency Programs
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
Margot Schutte, M.S
Program Coordinator, IR, DR, & Neuroradiology Residencies
View the current Faculty and Staff for the DR Residency Program
View our current residents in the DR Residency Program