Nuclear Medicine / Diagnostic Radiology Combined Residency Program
Program Director – Jasjeet Bindra M.D.
Program Co-Director – Cameron Foster M.D.
Program Coordinator: Hanouvi Agbassekou
Dept. of Radiology
2315 Stockton Blvd, Room 1707
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 703-2261
Fax: (916) 703-5398
One position for the combined NM/DR program available to start for the July 2019 academic year
The UC Davis Nuclear Medicine-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.
This is a five-year combined Nuclear Medicine / Diagnostic Radiology program. The first year consists of rotations in Division of Nuclear Medicine. The subsequent four years consist of rotations mimicking a traditional four-year Radiology residency. The residents rotate through the various services of diagnostic radiology at UC Davis Medical Center along with rotations at the Veterans Administration Hospital nearby.
A distinguished group of faculty provides exceptional teaching in all specialty areas of diagnostic radiology and Nuclear Medicine. 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. Each resident also attends the four-week course in radiology-pathology correlation at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, Washington, D.C.
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. Each resident receives an ipad preloaded with many radiologic textbooks and resources.
An ACGME 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 three months may be spent in radiology, radiation oncology, and/or pathology.
As this is now primarily a combined program, all applicants must also qualify for the Diagnostic Radiology residency and the application process flows through that department. All Diagnostic Radiology residency applicants who are granted an interview will be given instructions on how to apply for the combined program at the time of interview if they are interested. If you have any further questions please contact us by phone or email via the information at the top of the page.
Since our department does not offer internships, we do not participate in the National Residency Matching Program for the PG-I year of training. We do participate in the match at the PG-II level, and and typically offer one position to begin in July typically on alternating years. All residents must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of California by the end of their PG-II year.
Graduates of international medical schools must comply with restrictions imposed by the Medical Board of California and be eligible for or be licensed to practice in California. Information concerning licensure is available from the Division of Licensing, Medical Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street #1200, Sacramento, CA 95815, telephone (916) 263-2382.
All applications must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). An application for a position should be submitted preferably no later than November 1st for NM2 and NM3 pathways. Personal interviews are granted by invitation only.