About Our Residency Curriculum


The Radiology residency provides four years of training in Diagnostic Imaging. Appointments are held jointly as a resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School (HMS). There are eight diagnostic radiology residency positions available annually.

With a central role in clinical service, teaching, and research, the Radiology Department performs over 400,000 radiologic examinations each year. The department provides radiography, CT, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, mammography, angiography, and interventional radiology services to both the medical center as well as our affiliated health care facilities. There are over 69 full- and part-time clinical diagnostic radiologists, 13 additional research faculty and technical/adjunct staff, plus 35 clinical and post-doctoral research fellows. All residents, fellows, and faculty have appointments at Harvard Medical School. All radiologic studies are interpreted under the supervision of staff radiologists.

Our department prides itself on being supportive of its residents and places a strong emphasis on the quality of teaching—both in didactic lectures and individual case-based learning. Radiologic physics has also been integrated into daily didactic sessions. In addition, many didactic sessions use audience-response technology.