Rochester General Hospital
Welcome to the Home of High Quality Diagnostic Radiology Education
Look to us for the highest quality education. We sharpen your clinical skills, teach you to teach, cultivate your scholarship potential and invest in your success.
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
*Individual schedules may vary
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted September 15, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee generally within 1 month. Interviews are offered on a rolling basis.
All applications must be submitted through ERAS. We require a minimum of:
- 3 letters of reference
- Dean’s Letter
- Personal Statement
There are no minimum requirements; each application is considered independently and in its entirety. MD/DO/MBBS/ECFMG candidates are all encouraged to apply.
*Applicants may apply for either or both programs. Ranking in each program is done independently
Information for Applicants
Selected to Interview
Interview dates for 2018:
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018
- Thursday, October 18, 2018
- Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018
- Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Tuesday, January 8, 2019
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital recommends the following hotel:
Holiday Inn Express
2200 Goodman Street
Rochester NY 14609
Preferred rate of $90.00 / night
Complimentary airport shuttle / parking available
The Interview Day
07:30: Shuttle to RGH
08:15: DR Residency Presentation
08:45: IR Residency Presentation
09:00: Interviews / Tour
12:00: Residency Conference / Lunch
13:00: Wrap up
13:30: Shuttle to hotel
Traveling to Rochester
You can arrive in Rochester via airplane, bus or train, all terminals are approximately 20 minutes from the Holiday Inn Express. Transportation to and from the hotel is not provided, however taxi service is available.
We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that our program has to offer.
The program hosts dinner the night before the interview in a relaxed atmosphere. The dinner is strictly to get the residents’ perspective on the program, the city, and resident life. It is entirely optional and does not affect ranking. Only current residents and applicants participate in the event.
Candidates may schedule additional visits; however, no additional consideration is given for a second look. Once a candidate is ranked, we do not alter their position. Please contact Katie Galek, Program Coordinator, for scheduling.
Benefits and Compensation
Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2018 – 2019 academic year will be:
The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents at no charge.
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
Comprehensive health insurance is extended to residents and their families at no charge.
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.
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
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology residency programs
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621