Radiology Education

The Radiology Residency program at UPMC, the second largest program in the country, provides top-notch training in diagnostic and interventional radiology. Indeed, UPMC will be among the first institutions to offer an accredited residency program in interventional radiology. Many of our residents represent UPMC at the state and national level by membership on important committees of the PA Radiological Society, The American College of Radiology, and the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2). Residents actively participate in teaching at the medical school level as well in ancillary programs, such as the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program.
In addition to our residency program, we offer ACGME-accredited fellowships in neuroradiology, interventional radiology and pediatric imaging, as well as non-ACGME Clinical Instructor fellowship programs in a number of other subspecialties, including abdominal imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, women’s imaging, thoracic imaging and PET. All available post-residency training positions are regularly filled by highly competitive candidates.
The department sponsors several medical school courses. Radiology electives include Advanced Radiology, Clinical Radiology, Experimental Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Independent Study; these courses are extremely popular with students and are usually filled to capacity. The success of our courses stems from strong faculty participation, a dedication exemplified by our Medical Student Education director, Carl Fuhrman, MD, who has received a multitude of teaching awards both from the medical school and nationally. In addition to the Department’s course offerings, Department faculty actively serve as mentors to medical students.