Vijay M. Rao, MD
David C. Levin Professor & Chair, Department of Radiology
The Radiology residency program is recognized as one of the top programs in the country. The goal of our residency program is to produce high quality radiologists, well trained in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology. Many of our residents pursue academic careers, but our emphasis on competence in all aspects of radiology also prepares our residents well for private practice. All of the clinical rotations are located on the Jefferson campus with the exception of pediatric radiology and one rotation at our affiliated, community-based hospital. The pediatric rotation provides outstanding experience at the affiliated institution, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. The department facilities are modern and up-to-date with many ergonomic workstations, leading edge PACS, RIS and VR systems, and state-of-the-art radiographic equipment. The rotation at our community hospital affiliate, Methodist Hospital, is one mile south of the Jefferson campus, staffed entirely by Jefferson radiologists, and gives residents an opportunity to experience working in the setting of a small, hospital-based practice.
Educational activities are based on the subspecialty expertise of faculty. Resident conferences, provided by attending radiologists, are held twice daily, and most of the divisions maintain extensive teaching files which are available on-line. Access to University medical school library and on-line journals is also a valuable asset as are department funded learning tools such as RADPrimer and STATdx. Research projects are required of all residents, many of which are accepted for presentation at national meetings. Several of our residents have won national awards for research, or have been selected to participate in Introduction to Research programs sponsored by national radiology societies.
The Diagnostic Radiology residency is ACGME accredited. The residency selection process is competitive with over 630 applicants each year for 10 positions. Applications for the Department of Radiology Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will be accepted only through ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/era/.
The deadline to apply is October 15th of each year.
- Personal Statement
- Dean's Letter
- Medical School Transcript
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- USMLE Step I Board Scores
For any further questions pertaining to the application process, please contact:
Pamela Coyle, Education Coordinator
Suite 780-A, Main Building
132 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sandeep Deshmukh, MD
Director of Residency Selection
Department of Radiology
1087 Main Building
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
We participate in the
Match Program and
utilize the Electronic