Clinical training

All subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology are covered. Residents participate in radiologic examinations, interpretations and interventional procedures while on rotations in every subspecialty.

Rotation schedule

Rotation Length
Orientation 4 weeks
Pediatrics 8 weeks
Genitourinary radiology 6 weeks
Nuclear medicine 16 weeks
Body computerized tomography (CT) intervention 6 weeks
Hospital CT 8 weeks
Body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 4 weeks
Ultrasound 16 weeks
Neuroradiology 16 weeks
Vascular and interventional 12 weeks
Cardiac radiology 6 weeks
Hospital 6 weeks
Chest radiology 12 weeks
Musculoskeletal 14 weeks
Gastrointestinal 12 weeks
Night call 4 weeks
Mammography 12 weeks
Phoenix Children's Hospital (elective) 4 weeks
American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) elective 4 weeks
Elective 36 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 research seminar project during the second year of their residency. Two additional options are available if residents seek more in-depth research experience:

Call frequency

A resident's call schedule will vary by individual rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Teaching opportunities

Residents have the opportunity 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 appropriate technical skills, trainee performance is monitored carefully during the course of the residency. Trainees are evaluated formally by their supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation. In addition, residents regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that their educational needs are being met.

Nov. 03, 2016