Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is committed to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions continued mission of setting the world standard in patient care, medical education and research. Upon joining our radiology residency program, you become part of not only a premiere radiology department, but also the broader national and international Johns Hopkins Medicine family. We aim to train the radiology leaders of tomorrow across the spectrum of clinical and academic practice.
Our mission is to provide the finest radiology residency training in a supportive, collegial atmosphere.
Our program benefits from the clinical and research resources of a medical center consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals and as one of the top medical school recipients in the country of NIH grants.
Johns Hopkins is a resident-focused clinical training program, where residents are actively involved in the program organization, from making their own schedule to having an equal vote in the resident selection process.
Educational Opportunities & Benefits
In addition to exceptional clinical training, Johns Hopkins radiology residents are afforded opportunities for professional development through a number of special distinction tracks: research, education, quality improvement, innovation/entrepreneurism, health care policy and high-value consultant service. Leadership roles available to residents include Chief Resident, Director of Residency Research, Director of Medical Student Recruitment, Program Evaluation Committee, Wellness Ambassador as well as various didactic Curriculum Directorships (quality improvement, rad/path and journal club).
After residency, our department offers a full array of leading fellowship opportunities with internationally recognized experts. Although most residents enthusiastically take full advantage of the subspecialty training at Johns Hopkins, residents seeking to continue training at other institutions have been strongly supported by the program and have matched at top-notch fellowships.
Our top-notch clinical faculty includes Dr. Elliot K. Fishman, winner of Aunt Minnie awards for both outstanding educator and outstanding researcher, recipient of the RSNA Outstanding Educator award, the nation’s “top radiologist,” according to Medical Imaging report, and founder of CTisus.com; and Dr. David M. Yousem, the editor of the Case Review Series and author of Neuroradiology: The Requisites; and Dr. Harvey A. Ziessman, the author of Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites.
Mentorship is readily available and perhaps best embodied by Dr. Stanley S. Siegelman, who spent 12 years as the editor in chief of Radiology and served as program director at our institution for 35 years. Dr. Siegelman has been honored as a Gold Medalist by both the Radiological Society of North America and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He remains an active member of the clinical teaching faculty and his priceless insights from an illustrious career continue to inspire residents on a daily basis. Our program is director is Dr. Erin Gomez.
Our graduates have continued on to great success in academic, research and private practice. Johns Hopkins Radiology alumni include Dr. Elias Zerhouni, a former chair of our department, a former director of the NIH and former president of global research and development at Sanofi, as well as Dr. David Bluemke, the former Director of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the NIH and former Editor of Radiology. Dr. Norman Beauchamp, former radiology department chair at University of Washington, past President of SCARD, former medical school dean at Michigan State and current Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Michigan State. Dr. Caroline Meltzer is the former radiology department chair at Emory, past president of ASNR, and current medical school dean at USC. The Chairman of Radiology at the University of Maryland, Dr. Elias Melhelm, also completed residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. Dr. William Brody, a former chair of our department and president of the Johns Hopkins University, is currently the president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
The residents meet regularly with current Chair of Radiology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Karen Horton, and have separate monthly meetings with the program directors to discuss the state of the program.
The Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins is the home to the world's most renowned and accomplished radiologists, including Dr. Martin Pomper, a former resident and leader in translational molecular imaging. Department members come from a broad array of backgrounds, specialties and interests — but all are bound by a common pursuit of excellence in the field of radiology. Residents at Johns Hopkins are required to complete one scholarly project during their training, although many elect to participate in more than one project because of the strong mentorship that our faculty provides.
Morning conference time, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., is completely protected and free of clinical responsibility. These include the highly organized combination of an outstanding subspecialty lecture series and case conferences by world-renowned faculty members who are leaders in education, designed with consideration of the ABR CORE exam requirements. Each lecture is critiqued by a set of residents to ensure continuous quality improvement. Any of the occasional noon conferences (e.g., grand rounds, department chair and program director lunches) are also protected time for residents. Residents have full access to an array of online educational resources (e.g., STATdx, RADPrimer). A residency program endowment allows for the addition of other educational resources that residents may request.
At the core of the training program is an unparalleled exposure to a very large case volume of diverse disease processes. An additional benefit of a hospital like Johns Hopkins is exposure to the latest surgical techniques and medical therapies: Residents enter practice with advanced knowledge of how to image in these settings. Imaging is performed with state-of-the-art scanners using the latest protocols based on the current literature. Residents are trained to become outstanding radiologists by learning how to produce high-quality images and formulate diagnostic interpretations to guide the management of the most complex cases. Faculty members work side-by-side throughout the day, providing continuous teaching and feedback at the workstation. The opportunity for independent interpretation is maintained on a night shift rotation: Three residents cover two hospitals with attending backup from home.
The department pays the full cost of residents' Maryland medical license, ACR membership dues, ABR board examination, DUKE review, AIRP (plus housing stipend) and a physics review course. Funding is also available for residents to attend conferences at which they present (e.g., RSNA). Each resident receives an iPad upon arrival in July of the first year. Other department-covered expenses include an annually recurring book fund, lab coats (with cleaning service), meal vouchers for call and subsidized parking and public transportation. Additionally, Johns Hopkins GME covers comprehensive medical insurance for all house staff and dependents.
Residents have their own resident lounge complete with a textbook library, computers, refrigerator, sofas and entertainment system. The department funds multiple social events throughout the year, including a July welcome lunch at a local crab restaurant, an evening Oriole's game, a holiday party in December, a springtime resident athletic competition and quarterly resident dinners.
The Department of Radiology echoes the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine and University, striving to provide a safe and supportive environment for trainees of all backgrounds and identifications. We aim to recruit, empower, promote, retain, and engage all trainees as they develop the foundation of their careers as future leaders in medicine, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM). Through embracing diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives we aim to propel excellence in education, research, and patient care. Our initiatives within the Radiology Department align with the broader Johns Hopkins Medicine and University DEI structure.
- Dedicated DEI Lecture Series
- Visiting Clerkship for URiM Medical Students (under development)
- Women in Radiology Group - inclusive of residents, fellows, and attendings
- Attendance to National Conferences supporting URiM (LMSA, SNMA, AAMC)
- Resident Wellness Committee
Additional Opportunities Within the Institution
- Department of Radiology DEI Committee (Contact: Dr. Shivani Ahlawat)
- House Staff Diversity Council: Division of the House Staff Council that aims to promote diversity and inclusion within the Johns Hopkins system through fostering a sense of community for those who are URiM while also creating an inclusive culture within the Johns Hopkins system and providing opportunities to serve the City of Baltimore.
- Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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