Educational Programs

Education Overview

Levon N. Nazarian, MD, The William E. Conrady, MD Professor of Radiology, Vice-Chair for Education Levon N. Nazarian, MD, The William E. Conrady, MD Professor of Radiology, Vice-Chair for Education

The teaching programs at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are among the major strengths of the Radiology department, and the Radiology faculty members highly value their educational mission. Education occurs at multiple levels: providing medical students with their first exposure to Radiology, training Radiology residents and fellows, and giving continuing medical education courses designed for practicing radiologists and other physicians.

Radiology electives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College are designed to introduce students to medical imaging. No matter what field students ultimately enter, imaging plays an important role.  Students learn not only the basics of how to interpret an image, but also learn the wide range of available radiologic tests, and how to order them in a cost-effective manner. Besides the basic radiology elective, students can also choose from subspecialty electives including Interventional Radiology, Cross-Sectional Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, and Neuroradiology. Each year we are gratified that many Jefferson students become inspired by our courses to choose Radiology as a career.

The ACGME accredited Radiology Residency Program at Jefferson has an outstanding national reputation. The American Board of Radiology (ABR) requires a one-year clinical internship followed by four years of training in Diagnostic Radiology. As a testimony to the quality of teaching, Jefferson residents have consistently ranked in the top echelon in the country in ABR boards performance over the past decade. The principal goal of our program is to produce highly trained, competent radiologists who will find themselves well prepared for successful careers in both academic and private practice sectors. This goal is achieved by promoting a friendly and stimulating environment conducive to learning. The educational curriculum is continually updated in order to keep pace with the rapid advances in radiology.

Following residency, most residents elect subspecialty training, either at Thomas Jefferson University or another academic institution. Jefferson offers ACGME accredited fellowships in Abdominal Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, and Neuroradiology. Fellowship training is also available in Breast Imaging, Body MRI, Cardiothoracic Imaging, and Combined Musculoskeletal/Neuroradiology MR Imaging.

  • Residency - 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 and Interventional Radiology.
  • Fellowships - For physicians who have completed their radiology residency training, the Jefferson Department of Radiology offers one year fellowships in each of the following areas: Abdominal Imaging, Body MRI, Breast Imaging, Neuromuscular/Neuroradilogy, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Neuoradiology.
  • Continuing Medical Education - Each of these programs is designed to provide a flexible and individualized learning experience. Visiting fellows have the opportunity to participate in film interpretation, observe procedures and techniques, study teaching file cases, as well as attend regularly scheduled case reviews and interdisciplinary conferences. See the individual listings for more detailed information on each Visiting Fellowship.
  • JUREI - The Jefferson Ultrasound Radiology Education Institute (JUREI) is dedicated to advancing research and education activities in the field of diagnostic ultrasound on a national and international level, in keeping with the University's increased emphasis on global involvement.

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