Program summaries should include information you have learned about a program, for example:

  • impressions of the PD, APDs, other faculty/attendings
  • impressions of the residents
  • culture of the program, pressure on residents to read quickly
  • exposure to procedures, how do readouts work, moonlighting available etc.
  • hospital characteristics: size, trauma, pediatric exposure, community/academic/mixed etc.
  • types/number of spots available, ESIR available
  • fellowship matches

Program Summaries

Tennessee - Nashville
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program
Diagnostic Radiology NIH funding FY 2018: $14 million (#11 rank)

Good program. Level 1 trauma center with large catchment area so get strong exposure to all types of pathology. Relatively small class size compared to other programs with 6 DR and 3 IR spots. Not too many fellows as well and the program is more resident driven...not OP - would not say this program is resident driven. They have something like 100 clinical faculty and are a very small program (they aren't relying on residents to do work). They also don't have independent call... Residents all seem cool and happy. The chair is cool and supports resident interests in entrepreneurship, tech, AI, etc. One campus (not multiples sites to drive to).
Does 24H call as opposed to night float. However, residents seem to like this as they get post-call days. Facilities (conference room specifically) a little dated compared to other institutions, but not a huge deal. Nashville is a nice city with lots to do but traffic can be bad if you live further out from hospital.
- weak on cardiac MRI which is done by cardiology there
Due to popularity of city, cost of living and traffic is consistently increasing
Yes but not a strong point of program according to residents. Primarily in R4 with some trickle down to the R3s. Drive to outpatient imaging center to baby sit scanner. Do read some scans while there though.
J-1 and H-1B