Program description

The four-year Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides clinical training in a dynamic department where faculty members are passionate and recognized for teaching. Residents learn radiology working side by side with outstanding clinicians, allied health staff and management professionals.

In addition to Mayo's favorable faculty ratio and solid academic instruction, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and tremendous educational resources, there are many unique aspects of the program that are designed to prepare residents for a career in academic radiology or private practice.

These special features of the program include hands-on ''business of radiology'' training achieved via integration of each resident at the outset of training into an operational team focused on delivering high-quality subspecialized care with monitoring of financial and productivity metrics.

A specially designed curriculum and thorough conference schedule ensure that each resident is amply prepared for board examinations. In addition, ample elective time is allowed in the fourth year of training to pursue specific clinical and research interests.

Our program has received accreditation to offer Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) during the R-4 year. This enables individuals interested in pursuing additional certification in interventional radiology to do so, by completing just one extra year of training after finishing the Diagnostic Radiology Residency. Our emphasis on education over service ensures that trainees have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during the residency.

Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will have become highly qualified radiologists ready for the demands of a subspecialty fellowship, private practice or academic practice. In accordance with requirements submitted by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for board eligibility, Mayo requires successful completion of a clinical year prior to commencing its four-year Diagnostic Radiology Residency. The program gives applicants full flexibility in choosing the location and focus of that clinical year.

All applicants to this program apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All prospective applicants match for a residency position at Mayo Clinic through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). No appointments are made outside the NRMP.


The Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Diagnostic Radiology fully accredits the Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. This residency also has been designated by the RRC as qualified to offer ESIR training.


Residents are required to pass their diagnostic radiology core exam in their third year of training. Resident graduates are then eligible for their diagnostic radiology certifying exam approximately 15 months after completion of training.

Program history

Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiology in Arizona has extensive experience in radiology education, previously training nine radiology fellows a year in the Advanced Radiology Fellowship, which began in 2000. Development of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency represents an evolution to allow for a more integrated training experience.

Going forward, the number of fellowship spots has been reduced to align with the four resident positions offered each year. Residents at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are not required to do fellowship training in the department, but the opportunity to integrate the residency and fellowship training years is available to those who are interested.

Sept. 22, 2016