Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Director: Matthew DeVries, MD

Program:
This fully accredited residency program in Diagnostic Radiology is designed to train physicians in all facets of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.  We offer a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology.   Six (6) PGY II Diagnostic Radiology Residency positions are offered annually through the National Residency Matching Program.  The program is approved for a total of 24 residents.

Training is subspecialty oriented with resident rotations in gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, pediatric and chest radiology, mammography, computed tomography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, cardiovascular and interventional radiology.

Each week, about seven, hour-long conferences are held with a careful blend of didactic teaching and case conferences.  Graduate courses are offered in Radiation Biology and Radiation Physics.  All conferences are held in the radiology department conference facility and all residents are required to attend.  Faculty at the University Hospital and the Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital provide coverage for the clinical services during conferences.  Residents are involved in medical student teaching and are encouraged to participate in research projects.

There is an active visiting professor program with numerous national authorities in radiology participating.  All residents attend a four-week course in radiologic-pathologic correlation at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology, in Washington, D.C., during their residency.  The Department of Radiology maintains housing in Washington, D.C., for the residents' use while at this course.

Facilities:
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is located on a 45 acre campus in Omaha and serves as a modern clinical teaching center for the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, Public Health, and other educational programs in the health sciences.  With 524 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient facilities, the Medical Center is a compact, efficient referral hospital serving patients throughout the State and region.  UNMC provides a full range of patient care including liver, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation.  Almost every area of the Medical Center is engaged in clinical or basic science investigation.  The Library of Medicine has over 200,000 books and 3,000 journals.  It is headquarters for the Mid-Continental Regional Library covering seven states and is affiliated with the National Library of Medicine.

The Department of Radiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center encompasses approximately 50,000 square feet and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment in diagnostic radiology, angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine.

The Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital is an affiliate 408 bed hospital located one-half mile from the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus.  The Radiology Department is a modern facility with excellent angiography, computed tomography, ultrasound and fluoroscopic equipment.  Residents spend a total of nine months at the Veterans Administration Hospital during their four year residency.  The total procedure volume for both institutions is over 250,000 examinations per year with excellent experience in all subspecialty areas of radiology.

A two to three month rotation in pediatric radiology was established at Children's Hospital in 1990.  This rotation compliments the pediatric radiology experience at the University Hospital. 

The faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is totally integrated between the University Hospital and Outpatient Care Center and the Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital.  All faculty are certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. 

Community:
Metropolitan Omaha has approximately 830,000 people, excellent schools, numerous universities and colleges, live theater, opera, a symphony orchestra and ample sports activities.  All are accessible at modest cost.  The Joslyn Art Museum and the New Cultural Center for the Performing Arts are outstanding. Ethnic restaurants are abundant.  Omaha is strategically located within a day's drive or an hour's flight to Denver, Minneapolis, or Chicago.

Appointments:
There are 24 resident positions in diagnostic radiology and fellowship positions are offered in musculoskeletal radiology, body imaging, vascular/interventional radiology, and pediatrics. Graduate programs for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are also available.


All residents receive four weeks paid vacation per year, malpractice insurance, laboratory coats, i-pads, and other educational materials. Comprehensive group health insurance and other medical benefits are provided at reduced rates.  All residents attend Nebraska Radiological Society Meetings at which residents hear national authorities in diagnostic radiology.

Application:
Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service.  Appointments begin on July 1st.

Contact Information
Department of Radiology
981045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-1045
Phone: 402-559-1010
Fax: 402-559-1011

Tina Hunter
Radiology Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
402-559-1018
E-mail: thunter@unmc.edu

Matthew DeVries, MD
Assistant Professor
Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director
E-mail: mdevries@unmc.edu

Craig W. Walker, MD
Professor and Chairman
Howard B. Hunt Centennial Chair
E-mail: cwwalker@unmc.edu

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