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Message from the Residency Program Director

Welcome to the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Website. Our program is a competitive, ACGME accredited residency where about 500 applicants
each year express interest for 5 positions. Applications for the residency program are accepted only through
ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System).

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency strives to produce top notch, well rounded radiologists who are
well prepared for either private practice or academia. All of our residents enter subspecialty training at
highly competitive fellowship programs. Our facilities afford state of the art imaging equipment with a
robust integration of PACS, RIS, and voice recognition. The clinical rotations are primarily at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital campus in New Brunswick, NJ. This is supplemented with rotations at our participating site, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, also in New Brunswick.  Our affiliation with RWJMS affords our residents the opportunity to teach medical students as well.

Our subspecialty trained faculty are dedicated to teaching and fostering a friendly and supportive
environment. Currently, our department has more than 60 full or part time radiologists on the faculty. The curriculum is constructed to maximize learning opportunities for our residents while at the same
time, allowing our residents to cultivate their potential as educators. Our curriculum is geared to
produce confident and independent radiologists who will be leaders in the field and are well prepared
for the real world.

This curriculum is continually reassessed and fine-tuned. Core rotations include musculoskeletal radiology, body imaging, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, breast imaging, pediatric radiology, cardiac radiology and general diagnostic imaging. All of our residents attend AIRP. There is a weekly physics lecture series that is given throughout the academic year. 

The resident lecture schedule is comprehensive. It includes lectures on the core subspecialties but is supplemented with journal club, radiologic pathologic correlation conference, a noninterpretive skills and business seminar, and QA conferences to name a few. Radiology research is required of our residents. We fully appreciate the need for radiology residents to understand the business of radiology, the importance of leadership skills, and the value of ethics and professionalism. As such, the curriculum is supplemented with a core lecture series in these specific areas.

Thank you for taking the time to read this short description of our program. We wish you the best of
luck in your future career. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Program
Coordinator, Jasmine Allen at (732) 235-7721 or allenj1@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Regards,

Vyacheslav Gendel, M.D.
Residency Program Director, Department of Radiology
Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS