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Nuclear Medicine Residency Programs

The Nuclear Medicine Residency consists of both a one-year and two-year program, which fulfills all of the requirements of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.  The two-year program is targeted to trainees having at least one year of clinical training in other medical specialties.  The one-year program is open to individuals who have completed four years of a general radiology residency in any ACGME-accredited program.  Both programs qualify residents for certification by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.  Extensive training is provided in all areas of both nuclear imaging and therapy, particularly SPECT imaging and I-131 therapy.  There is a strong emphasis on general nuclear medicine, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, oncologic nuclear medicine, and neuro-nuclear medicine.  Radionuclide functional studies of every major organ system are performed, including tumor imaging with radiolabeled peptides and monoclonal antibodies, as well as infection imaging with radiolabeled leukocytes.  A dedicated PET/CT scanner is housed in the outpatient center.  There are ample opportunities for basic and clinical research.  The Division works closely with specialists in many clinical departments such as Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, and Pediatrics.

Resident Perks

  • Collegial atmosphere among residents and attending staff
  • The department will send you at their expense for 3 days and 2 nights to any radiology meeting at which you are presenting an abstract, poster or paper
  • We go to AFIP, tuition paid by the department
  • 10 hours of conferences per week
    Meal allowance for night-call
  • 4 weeks of vacation each year which can be taken in blocks from one day to two weeks at a time
  • 3 months of elective time in the 4th year
  • Digital teaching file system
  • CD ROMs for ACR teaching file
  • Dedicated department library
Dr. Vijay Rao

Letter from
Vijay M. Rao, MD

David C. Levin Professor & Chair, Department of Radiology

Dr. Levon Nazarian

Suzanne Long, MD
Residency Program Director

Sandeep Deshmukh, MD
Director of Residency Selection

Department of Radiology
1087 Main Building
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-7264

We participate in the
National Residency
Match Program and
utilize the Electronic
Residency Application
Service (ERAS).

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