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

Arizona - Phoenix
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) Program
Aunt Minnie Best Radiologist Training Program 2019 semifinalist, Top 30 Doximity
Hospital: U.S. News 2019-20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Program Size: 4 per year, up to 2 ESIR

For the 2020 Match, the program is interviewing only in January (previously interviewed in November/December). Interview invites not likely to be sent out until mid-to-late November at the earliest. Apparently this is because the program has become quite competitive and wants to limit the number of interviews allocated to candidates who are preferentially interested in an alternative geographic area (like California). It sounds like candidates with good credentials were taking interview slots, loving the program, but then ranking comparably prestigious California programs higher only because the geography was a better fit. Program is hoping candidates not interested for geographic reasons will self-select out by offering later interviews.

From prior spreadsheet and program website: lots of big name faculty. Former PDs from UCSF, Pitt, U Illinois, and other solid programs. Leaders including recent past president of SRU, former president of SGR (merged with SUR to become SAR), current editors of AJNR and Abdominal Radiology, incoming editor of Radiographics, current and former AIRP lecturers, etc. Faculty previously from UCSF, Mass Gen, Mallinckrodt, Hopkins, Mayo-MN etc. Tons of research and other opportunities. Lots of funding. Doubling hospital size by 2023. Can rotate at MN or FL for electives as R4. Part of Mayo so amazing opportunities/resources.

-No call as R1
-No staff in house when on call ("independent")
-Expected to perform minor procedures without supervision when on call (paras, thoras, LPs, joint aspirations) - this is why no call as R1.

-Cover ABR fees, medical license fees, DEA fees, and $1250/yr meal allowance.
-Average graduating resident has taken 10 trips on the company dime (up to $1750 reimbursed plus registration if presenting).
-AIRP registration funded + flights covered + generous room budget
-Funding to attend ACR once without presenting (either as R1 or R2)

Acceptable to wear scrubs on nearly all rotations. Residents never wear suits on other rotations - typically clinic attire without white coat when not wearing scrubs.
Lots of External Moonlighting. No Internal moonlighting, yet (but they are working on developing) -- Any specifics for moonlighting?