The program is structured to provide general training in diagnostic imaging modalities, including general X-ray, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, US, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET and informatics, and two nine-month rotations in specialized areas.
Specialized training areas are selected by the faculty from the following:
- MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital X-ray and fluoroscopy
- Mammography, nuclear medicine, PET and PET-CT
- Radiology information management
These nine-month rotations are designed to support the clinical practice through both clinical and research projects.
Primary opportunities for performing research will occur during the primary rotations. It is anticipated that at least one research project will be completed during each primary rotation. Typically these research projects result in several presentations at national professional meetings, as well as two or more peer-reviewed publications submitted during the course of the residency.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your residency. You will be evaluated by your supervising faculty member and the program director after each clinical rotation, and otherwise on a quarterly basis. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.
Clinical medical physics residents do not have scheduled call. Specific projects may require some work to be done by the resident after hours. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
You will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Medical Physics course for radiology residents. Other teaching opportunities may also be available, depending on the rotation area.