Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
SAUSHEC Diagnostic Radiology is a 5-year residency program, including 1 year of internship. Yearly, the program accepts 8-10 residents, 4-5 AF and 4-5 Army applicants, depending upon future needs of the respective services. Generally, 3 positions for each service are reserved for pre-selected applicants from the 4th year of medical school. Other positions are reserved for active duty (field) applicants.
Brooke Army Medical Center is the DoD's only Level 1 trauma center. Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) is the Air Force’s largest outpatient center. Together they comprise the San Antonio Military Health System, providing breadth and depth to each radiologic subspecialty. Over 300,000 examinations are performed at the two institutions making the SAUSHEC radiology program the largest in the Armed Services. Our robust faculty includes multiple fellowship trained radiologists in neuroradiology, body imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology and women’s imaging. BAMC houses the pre-eminent burn center for the US military, the Center for the Intrepid, and Institute of Surgical Research. Our residents have 4 outside rotations: American Institute of Radiologic Pathology in Silver Spring, Maryland (PGY3), Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas (PGY1 & 3), and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas (PGY2). Funded TDYs include presentation of any first author research in the form of educational exhibits or podium presentations. Video teleconferences (VTC) are conducted at noon 3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between BAMC and WHASC, which share cases, lectures, and radiologic expertise between the 3 centers. Residents attend a combined conference at BAMC from 0700-1000 on Tuesday for additional didactic curriculum. The curriculum covers core radiology topics in all the subspecialties, focusing on one subspecialty every two weeks. On Thursday at noon, the residents run their own VTC focusing on difficult cases. A wide range of opportunities for clinical research exist. Residents attend and participate in numerous multidisciplinary conferences each month. Physics education includes didactic lectures, laboratory and on-line question and answer based curricula.
SAUSHEC offers two fellowship training programs in radiology to include musculoskeletal imaging and nuclear medicine.