About our program
We are accepting five residents per year for a total number of 20, which we will achieve in 2023.
Our rotation schedule allows for all required rotations, exposure to necessary procedures and includes a well-rounded didactic schedule with daily noon lectures, cases conferences, IR SIM labs and physics lectures. Monthly journal clubs, tumor boards and Grand Rounds are included in our schedule as well. Resident research projects are highly encouraged, and there are large preexisting datasets and diverse imaging studies underway, where residents can assist in facilitating publications. This imaging research has strong support from HCA Healthcare statisticians, technical writers and faculty mentors.
Our first year diagnostic radiology residents take day call one weekend a month – including one holiday per year. Second year residents will begin overnight call, which is critical for radiology training and resident confidence. We support moonlighting in the 3rd and 4th years and have identified opportunities for senior residents. We also support a balanced lifestyle with ample vacation and post call days.
We intend to pursue ESIR certification in 2022, with opportunities for residents to complete the 11 months of required IR rotations and the ICU rotation. The IR experience in our program is exceptional, with first year residents adept at a wide variety of procedures.
Lack of fellows ensures dedicated teaching and direct exposure to all aspects of radiology, tailored to each resident’s level of experience. More senior residents will be offered electives to tailor their interests.
All the necessary equipment, such as IR glasses, lead aprons, thyroid protectors, laptops/cell phones, and electronic resources are provided. We have a voluminous teaching file of lectures, videos, books and a variety of applications. Our GME Reading Room includes 8 PACS dedicated for radiology resident use with plans for expansion.
Radiology residents belong to a number of committees which provide leadership skills and exposure to non-clinical decision-making.
Completion of prelim PGY-1 before July 2020 is mandatory for all the advanced spots.
Applicants will be considered on an individual basis; however, the following requirements must be met:
- U.S. citizens or individuals with permanent resident status (green card); we do not sponsor visas.
- Applicants must successfully complete USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 before an interview offer can be extended.
- Step 2CK, Step 2CS or COMLEX Level 2CE and Level 2PE must be successfully completed prior to ranking.
- Score threshold for USMLE is 220; for COMLEX is 500; applications will be reviewed for individual merit.
- Prefer no more than 3 years since completion of medical school to anticipated start of residency
- Any breaks in education or work history must be explained in your application.
- Applicants must be eligible for a residency training license in the State of Nevada.
- Applicants not meeting the above criteria will be reviewed for individual merit.
- Applicants must be processed through a mandatory background check.
Applicants are required to submit their application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Applications must be complete and include the items listed below. Our program cannot accept any documents or applications through email and email submissions will not be considered.
Our ERAS program #/ACGME ID is: 4203100001.
If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by our program coordinator.
Our program participates in the NRMP (National Resident Match Program) under program ID 1884420A0.
Applicants should submit the following through ERAS:
- Curriculum Vitae
- MSPE/Dean’s Letter
- Minimum of 3 letters of reference
- Personal Statement
- Medical school transcript
- ECFMG certificate (if applicable). We are unable to sponsor visas
- USMLE/COMLEX transcripts