Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Program Director - Rebecca Stein-Wexler, M.D.
Associate Program Director - Sima Naderi, M.D.
Assistant Program Director - Jasjeet Bindra, M.D.
Residency Coordinator - Sandy Baum
4860 Y Street, Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 703-2261
Fax: (916) 703-5398
The UC Davis Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is located at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, the major teaching facility of the UC Davis School of Medicine. UC Davis Medical Center serves the health-care needs of the Sacramento metropolitan area, and is a referral center for patients throughout northern California and Nevada. The hospital provides tertiary care in all fields of medicine including the burn center, Cancer Center, and organ transplantation: it is the major trauma service to area residents.
The four-year program in diagnostic radiology consists of rotations through the various services of the divisions of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, along with rotations at the Veterans Administration Hospital nearby, it includes daily teaching conferences and didactic sessions. Each resident also attends the four-week course in radiology-pathology correlation at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, Washington, D.C.
A distinguished faculty provides exceptional teaching in all specialty areas of diagnostic radiology. The physics of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine radiobiology are an integral part of our curriculum. Our full-time and volunteer clinical faculty conduct daily resident teaching conferences. Weekly interdisciplinary conferences are integrated with the teaching activities of other departments and specialties of the School of Medicine including surgery, pediatrics, neuroscience, orthopedics, cardiology, infectious diseases, urology, and pulmonary medicine.
Over 360,000 radiological examinations are performed each year in the Department of Radiology. The high ratio of faculty to residents provides for careful resident supervision on all cases. The radiology department has an extensive teaching file of radiographs and videodiscs including the American College of Radiology collection, StatDx, RadPrimer and a museum of interesting teaching cases. A well-stocked department library contains current editions of most radiology sub-specialty textbooks, radiology journals, videotapes, and a collection of CD-ROMs and videodiscs for computerized learning programs.
An internship (PG-I year) is required for entrance into our program. The internship must be accredited clinical training in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family and community medicine, emergency medicine, or any combination of these. No more than a total of two months may be spent in radiology, radiation oncology, and/or pathology; these rotations must be done in an ACGME accredited program. Since our department does not offer internships, we do not participate in the National Internship Matching Program for the PG-I year of training. However, we do participate in the match at the PG-II level. All residents must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of California by the end of their PG-II year.
Graduates of foreign medical schools must comply with restrictions imposed by the Medical Board of California and be eligible for, or be licensed to practice in California and have a Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter from the Medical Board of California included in their application materials. Information concerning licensure is available from the Division of Licensing, Medical Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street #1200, Sacramento, Calif. 95825, telephone (916) 263-2344.
All applications must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). An application for a position should be submitted no later than November 1 for residency training to begin July 1 following assumed PGY1 year (example: for residency beginning July 1, 2012 applications must be submitted by November 1, 2010). Personal interviews are granted by invitation only. Interviews are scheduled for December and January, after the application is complete and prior to the final selection process. For further information about the UC Davis Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program please contact our house staff coordinator, Sandy Baum, by phone at (916) 703-2261 or by e-mail at Sandra.Baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu