Diagnostic Radiology

Rochester General Hospital

Director’s Letter

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
Program Director

Curriculum

R-1 Curriculum

ROTATION WEEKS
ER 8
Body 8
Chest 4
Ultrasound 8
VIR 4
Nuclear 4
Mammo 4
MSK 4
Neuro 4
Peds 4
TOTAL 52

R-2 Curriculum

ROTATION WEEKS
ER 4
Body 4
Chest 8
Ultrasound 4
VIR 4
Nuclear 4
Mammo 4
MSK 4
Neuro 7
Peds 4
Night Float 5
TOTAL 52

R-3 Curriculum

ROTATION WEEKS
Chest 4
VIR 4
Nuclear 4
Mammo 4
MSK 4
Nuero 5
Peds 4
AIRP 4
Advanced Imaging 12
Elective 3
Night Float 4
TOTAL 52

R-4 Curriculum

ROTATION WEEKS
ER 4
Body 4
Ultrasound 4
VIR 4
Nuclear 4
Mammo 4
MSK 4
Mini Fellowship 20
Night Float 4
TOTAL 52
*Individual schedules may vary

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
  • CV
  • 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*

4

Positions Available

1509420A0

NRMP Number

Interventional Radiology Program*

1

Position Available

1509416A0

NRMP Number

Benefits & Compensation

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

AIRP™

4 weeks American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP™), full tuition and conference allowance provided

Moonlighting

In-house moonlighting available for R2-5 residents in good professional and academic standing

Vacation

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

Long-term Disability

Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage

Retirement Program

Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

Dental Plan

Option to purchase one of two plans available

Wellness Center

Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.

Textbooks

First year IR residents receive the latest editions of the requisite IR textbooks in addition to book

Radiation Protection

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:

$61,500

PGY-1

$62,500

PGY-2

$65,000

PGY-3

$68,000

PGY-4

$70,000

PGY-5

$72,000

PGY-6

Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.

Contact

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

Katie Galek

Program Coordinator
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology residency programs

Email: Katie.Galek@RochesterRegional.org
Phone: 585-922-2932
Fax: 585-922-3518

Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Fellowship Placement

Faculty

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Current Residents

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Graduates

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