Letter from the Director

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the great opportunities that await you during a radiology residency at the University of Vermont.  Our goal is to produce exceptional clinical radiologists who will do well in securing the fellowship or job of their choice. We count among our alumni the entire spectrum of practice styles from solo practitioners in rural hospitals to professors at America's most prestigious teaching institutions.

As rapidly as the technologies in diagnostic radiology change, it is necessary that our curriculum be in a constant state of revision. We strive to achieve a distribution of rotations that will allow first-year residents to gain basic proficiency in as many areas as possible while not allowing senior residents' skills to atrophy in the basics as they hone their knowledge in their subspecialties of choice. Residents are encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research and to use elective time during the fourth year to complete projects for publication.

The greatest asset we have as a department is the camaraderie enjoyed among residents, between residents and staff, and the enthusiasm for teaching by the faculty. Our program is dedicate to teaching in a friendly and collegial work environment providing our residents an excellent education and our patients' excellent care. Although we are fortunate to have state-of-the-art equipment spanning the spectrum of diagnostic radiology, it is this personal atmosphere, which most allows our residents to reach their full potential.

Ryan Walsh, M.D
Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director
Department of Radiology