During radiology residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, there are ample research opportunities. Our close affiliation with the University of Massachusetts Medical School allows us to take advantages of the many resources UMass has to offer. Residents with an interest in academic radiology are particularly encouraged to participate; however, our program also offers residents with little previous research exposure the opportunity to become involved.
Potential projects are identified during readout discussions and at more formal weekly departmental and division research meetings. At such meetings, faculty, residents and fellows present potential projects and projects in-progress for comments and/or direction from the group. Residents are provided with two weeks elective time per year during their second, third, and fourth years.
Residents present their research at major national meetings including RSNA, ARRS, ASNR, and AUR. Residents are also encouraged to present their work at subspecialty meetings. The Department provides financial support for residents to attend any meeting at which the resident is the primary presenter of an oral presentation or educational exhibit.