The UTHSCSA Diagnostic Radiology Residency
The UTHSCSA Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology is an integrated program utilizing the facilities and unique training opportunities available in the South Texas Medical Center, including University Hospital, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, and Medical Arts Research Center (MARC). These practice sites provide a busy, diverse, and complementary clinical experience that facilitates education in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology. The residency is a clinically oriented academic program which strives to provide the best training for physicians entering the practice of general Diagnostic Radiology or as a preparation for further training in subspecialty Diagnostic Radiology, Academic Radiology, or Radiology Research.
The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program accepts 8 to 9 residents per year, chosen for their academic abilities and personality traits. Please see the letter from Dr. Kist for further information about our application procedures.
For those interested in a research career please visit our Radiology Residency/Ph.D. Program.
The Health Science Center and affiliated hospitals were built in 1969 on 680 acres of ranch land on the north side of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. The location is excellent, as all the surrounding development is relatively new and upscale. As a result, most residents and faculty have apartments or homes in desirable neighborhoods within 5 to 15 minutes of the Medical Center. Schools, shopping, recreation, and dining are all first rate in the area as well.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the dominant medical education institution in South Texas. With schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health, the Health Science Center employees 1400 health professionals.
The Department of Radiology has approximately 45 faculty members, with 38 residents and 8 fellows in the Diagnostic Radiology Program. Administrative offices, research laboratories, photographic and other support services are located in the Medical School, along with educational facilities for students and residents. The Radiology Department has a dedicated state-of-the-art digital conference room with live internet videoconference capabilities and wireless computer access. The departmental library contains 1,800 volumes, which are constantly updated as new books and journals become available. The library also has several complete sets of ACR and other CD-ROM AND DVD-ROM teaching files with multiple viewing stations. In addition, the SCVIR vascular and interventional teaching video disks are available. All teaching materials can be checked out and viewed on home computers.
A visit from Congress!
Representative Charles A. Gonzalez visits our department.
From left to right, Dr. Gerald Dodd III , Rep. Gonzales, Dr. William Phillips, and Dr. William L. Henrich (Dean of UTHSCSA).
Attached to the Medical School is University Hospital, with 460 adult and 100 pediatric beds and a busy Level 1 trauma center. The Radiology Department at University Hospital performs approximately 240,000 radiographic examinations per year, including the full range of diagnostic and interventional procedures.
The CTRC is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, outpatient clinic and research center. The CTRC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) have formed a research consortium called the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI). This consortium is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)- designated Clinical Cancer Center. Through this affiliation, the CTRC's Institute for Drug Development (IDD) provides Phase I clinical trials to patients throughout the world. The IDD is one of a few cancer centers in the U.S. selected by the NCI to receive funding to conduct Phase I clinical trials of anticancer drugs. The IDD, in collaboration with UTHSCSA,works to accelerate the development of anticancer agents through the integration of basic, translational and clinical research.All of our teaching hospitals are well-managed, with excellent radiological equipment and facilities. The Radiology faculty provides teaching and supervision of resident patient care activity at both hospitals on an equal, interchangeable basis. Thus, not only can residents walk easily between the two hospitals to attend lectures and conferences, but they also receive the same quality of supervision and education at both locations.
In addition to Radiology research facilities located n the Medical School, the Research Imaging Center is located approximately three blocks away. Opened in 1992, the RIC occupies 33,000 square feet on 2 floors of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. Current equipment includes a fully equipped PET Laboratory, cyclotron, a fully robotic radiochemistry laboratory, research magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy units, event potential laboratories, and digital imaging laboratories. Patient care and resident activities are limited to research protocols.
The Robert B. Green Family Health Center This historic structure, which opened in 1918 as the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital has adult and pediatric same-day appointed clinics and a wide variety of specialty clinics, some of which have Saturday operation hours. The center also provides full scale prenatal services for normal and complicated pregnancies. With more than 300,000 outpatient visits each year, the University Health Center-downtown, is among the busiest facilities of its kind. The center serves as the hub for the Health System's neighborhood primary care clinics and for the majority of patients, it is their entry point into the University Health System.