Education: comprehensive, challenging & state-of-the-art

Education is one of the three main pillars of Duke Radiology, along with Clinical Care and Research. We educate a diverse group of health-care workers including, but not limited to, medical students, residents, practicing physicians, physician assistants, technologists, and related scientists. In medicine, education involves teaching by example, didactic instruction, supervised practical experience, and self-teaching activities. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities that are comprehensive, challenging, and that reflect the current state of knowledge.


Our residency program is consistently ranked amongst the best in the country and is unique in its setup as a five-year combined residency and fellowship program. This “3/2 Program” allows for just over three years of training in general diagnostic radiology and just under two years of training in a subspecialty area of radiology. We feel that this helps to create future radiologists strongly grounded in general diagnostic radiology and with almost double the amount of subspecialty experience, compared to the traditional one year fellowship experience. To learn more about our residency program, please click here.


We offer dedicated fellowship training positions in nine subspecialties, including Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric Radiology and Thoracic Imaging. There is an emphasis on research and education, ideal for those individuals seeking an academic position after completion of the fellowship. In addition, the fellowships are unique in that they provide substantial clinical experience in a busy tertiary care and oncology center designed to prepare the individual for either an academic career or a position in private practice. For detailed information on our fellowship programs, please click here.

Visiting Fellowships (For Practicing Radiologists)

Visiting fellowships offer practicing radiologists an informal, short-term learning experience at Duke. The fellowships are designed to enable practicing radiologists to acquire basic or additional exposure and experience in chosen specialty imaging areas. Learning opportunities include participation in daily image interpretation sessions, as well as access to lectures by Duke faculty and departmental teaching conferences. The fellowships are generally scheduled on a weekly basis year-round (up to four weeks) and more information can be found here.

Medical Students

The Duke University School of Medicine recently began a unique program whereby all second year medical students are required to take a Radiology rotation as part of their core curriculum. We are excited to be part of this innovative program and take our responsibility to medical student education very seriously. In addition to the required second year clerkship, there are many other opportunities for medical students to be involved in Duke Radiology. For more information on medical student educational opportunities, please click here.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing medical education is a critical component of many maintenance of certification and medical licensure programs. Duke Radiology prides itself on having a robust and comprehensive CME program, ranging from the very popular annual Duke Review Course to more focused subspecialty courses in a host of attractive destinations. For a list of upcoming courses and additional information on registration, please visit here.