To view each type of training that occurs throughout the Diagnostic Radiology Residency, select one of the following.

  • Clinical
    Your extensive clinical training will cover all subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology led by dedicated faculty members with many years of experience in their field. The residency program is well-balanced and you will be expected to participate in high volumes of radiological interpretations, examinations and interventional procedures while on month-long rotations. Residents are also provided the opportunity to gain experience in newer imaging techniques such as 3D mammography.

    The Radiology Department utilizes a sophisticated PACS with instantaneous report generation via the newest voice recognition software. There is planned integration with upgraded electronic medical records for efficient and accurate image interpretation.

  • Didactic
    Clinical multidisciplinary conferences, formal review courses, seminars, journal clubs, regional radiologic meetings and one-on-one viewbox teaching are all integrated throughout the residency. Residents are guaranteed at least two hours of protected didactic time each day. You will also have unlimited access to reference materials including online board review, video lecture series, subspecialty presentations, and an expansive digital library.
  • Research
    All Diagnostic Radiology residents are required to present a seminar project during their first and second years of residency. Additional research opportunities are available to those interested in a more in-depth experience. All trainees are encouraged to attend and present at national meetings.

    Our former residents have submitted their research to SIR, RSNA, ASNR and ASHNR. They also are well published with authorship in various educational exhibits, book chapters and case reviews.

General Rotation Schedule

   PGY-2  PGY-3  PGY-4  PGY-5
 ED/IP  12  4    
 OB/GU  4  4  4  4
 Body  8  4  4  4
 Neuro  4  4  4  4
 Fluoro  4  4  4  
 Nuc Med
 4  4  4  4
 Breast  4  4  4  4
 MISK  4  4  4  4
 IR  4  4  4  4
 Peds    4  4  4
 OP/Flex    8    
 OP/AIRP      8/4  
 CV      4  
 Elective        16

PGY-5 residents are guaranteed at least eight weeks of elective time in preparation for postgraduate training or private practice (mini-fellowships).

Call Frequency

First year Diagnostic Radiology residents do not participate in any overnight call. Call is front loaded and you will take six shifts per month during your second year (PGY-3). Call frequency during third and fourth years range from one to four per month, with senior residents taking less call as the year progresses. The chief resident is responsible for setting up the call schedule, which is very flexible and takes into account personal time off.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored throughout your residency. You will be evaluated formally by supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation. Additionally, we incorporate 360 degree evaluations for a more comprehensive review process.


We are invested in providing the residents with a well-rounded medical experience that includes opportunities to be actively involved in leadership roles and various departmental positions. One chief resident is elected per academic year.

Teaching Opportunities

As a resident, you will have the opportunity to teach rotating Medical College of Wisconsin students, visiting students from other medical schools as well as St. Joseph transitional year residents.

Contact Us

Dr. Paresh Desai
Program Director

Annette Benavente
Program Coordinator
Phone: 414-447-2505