Clinical training

Clinical training covers all subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology. Residents participate in radiological examinations, interpretations and interventional procedures while on rotations in every subspecialty.

Rotation schedule

Rotation Length
Abdomen 28 weeks
Breast 12 weeks
Cardiothoracic 20 weeks
Musculoskeletal 16 weeks
Interventional radiology 12 weeks
Neuroradiology 16 weeks
Nuclear radiology 16 weeks
Pediatric radiology 12 weeks
Ultrasound 20 weeks
AIRP 4 weeks
Electives (includes ESIR, if desired) 52 weeks
Float 8 weeks

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, formal courses, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the residency.

Research training

All of Mayo's diagnostic radiology residents are required to present a seminar project during the residency. Elective research options are available to residents who would like a more in-depth research experience.

Call frequency

The call schedule varies by individual rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Teaching opportunities

Residents have opportunities to teach Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students and visiting students from other medical schools through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.


To ensure that residents acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills, performance is monitored carefully during the course of the residency. Trainees are evaluated formally by supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation. In addition, residents regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that their educational needs are being met.

Sept. 22, 2016